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    I have 3 good ISTp friends. We just get along really great and I've never had a problem with them, ever. We form a great team in doing everything, from school work to sports to hitting on girls. Of course the communication is sometimes dry because we're both Ts, but except that, I can't notice an hint of supervision from them or anything like that. They even call me themselves to go play sports with them? Whereas they tend to be rather passive with most other people.

    So, I wanted to know what's the experience of the resident ISTps with ENTjs, because I've only had good ones.
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    I can think of one ENTj from school I interact with regularily. A middle-aged gent who loves to talk. I can listen to him and not feel particularily inclined to add much, and it seems to work out fine.

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    <shrug> Sorry, I am ENTj deprived in my life. I only know an ENTp, and he's a blast. I'll let you know though.

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    I'm not great at typing people, but I don't think I know any ENTjs. I do get along really well with one guy at work, who I'm 90% sure is ENFp though. The only people I actively avoid are ENFjs.

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    I have known one SLI guy my entire life (our mothers were, and remained, best friends). He's 6 months older than I.

    I think he thinks I can't really take care of myself physically and that I should see that as a major concern, but he doesn't really talk about it -- this is perceived more on occasion remarks to "encourage" me or "warn" me in those areas, as in "don't forget to wear a tie for that job interview" (as if I had never done it before) or "well done!" when we are playing soccer together with his kid and a bunch of other kids, and I do something exceptionally skillful.

    When we discuss "big" things, he takes a lot of convincing to accept that I may be better informed than he is.

    He's quite successful professionally, but in a very specific role -- whenever I say that he might broaden his horizons and try something somewhat different, he gives the answer "but what I do now is what I have experience in, so that's what I can do best". He's not very good on except for fun. He grew up in a low-Ne household and his wife is ESE.

    I think he's a bit puzzled as to how I survive physically in the world, and probably thinks I should relax more. But I think he also respects my accomplishments. I have no problem being around him, not sure how it would be to work with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Mom
    The only ENTjs I can think of whom my husband has had to interact with are my mom and a neighbor, and those interactions haven't gone well. It looks OK to me generally as it's going on, but then he'll tell me that spending time with my mom is painful, and he calls the neighbor "the bitch". He isn't fair about them at all. I think our neighbor can be pretty nice generally. But she doesn't like him so I imagine she treats him differently than she treats me. My mom tries to get me to "admit" how terribly my husband treats me all the time so I can wake up to how miserable I am. LOL. that's why he doesn't like her.
    gotta love how socionics plays out in family dynamics....lol....i always wonder why people don't post like this more here, but yeah, i hear you on your husband's mother in law issue.

    @FDG: supervision relations are not as bad as you'd think. i have 3 supervisor friends and 3 supervisee friends and get along great with all of them. funny thing...i'm much more confrontational of my supervisor friends (and they seem impervious to it, lol) than i am with my supervisee friends (who i think would react very negatively if i were to confront them). but supervision is OK as a friend thing....i would think it could be awful as a romantic thing though.

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    I have a couple of INTj friends too. We get along OK. And I get along OK with my ISFj brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine Lively
    @FDG: supervision relations are not as bad as you'd think. i have 3 supervisor friends and 3 supervisee friends and get along great with all of them. funny thing...i'm much more confrontational of my supervisor friends (and they seem impervious to it, lol) than i am with my supervisee friends (who i think would react very negatively if i were to confront them). but supervision is OK as a friend thing....i would think it could be awful as a romantic thing though.
    Fantastic, this supports an embedded hypothesis I didn't make explicit: we get along best with the adjacent type in the supervision ring that shares our merry/serious preference, thus INFjs would get along well with ESFps and ENTps with ISTjs, but not really ENTps with INFjs and ESFps with ISTjs. If we add this observation to the observation that positivist supervision rings lead to better relationships in comparison to negativist ones, we will find how ENTp-ISTj, ENTj-ISTp, ESFj-INFp and ESFp-INFj tend to get along much better (and form long-lasting relationships) in comparison to how classical socionics would predict. If we add to this conclusion smilingeyes' analysis on subtype interaction in relation to preference for accepting or creative function, we will thus empirically assist to the creation of double-positivist mirror-akin duets composed by ENTp-Ti with ISTj-Ti, ENTj-Te with ISTp-Te, ESFp-Fi with INFj-Fi and ESFj-Fe with INFp-Fe. These duets are very powerful in cooperating towards common goals due to the shared positivism and mutual correction which is analogous to the one experienced in mirror relations. I had already observed the phenomena but I wasn't sure on how I could classify it properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine Lively
    @FDG: supervision relations are not as bad as you'd think. i have 3 supervisor friends and 3 supervisee friends and get along great with all of them. funny thing...i'm much more confrontational of my supervisor friends (and they seem impervious to it, lol) than i am with my supervisee friends (who i think would react very negatively if i were to confront them). but supervision is OK as a friend thing....i would think it could be awful as a romantic thing though.
    Fantastic, this supports an embedded hypothesis I didn't make explicit: we get along best with the adjacent type in the supervision ring that shares our merry/serious preference, thus INFjs would get along well with ESFps and ENTps with ISTjs, but not really ENTps with INFjs and ESFps with ISTjs. If we add this observation to the observation that positivist supervision rings lead to better relationships in comparison to negativist ones, we will find how ENTp-ISTj, ENTj-ISTp, ESFj-INFp and ESFp-INFj tend to get along much better (and form long-lasting relationships) in comparison to how classical socionics would predict. If we add to this conclusion smilingeyes' analysis on subtype interaction in relation to preference for accepting or creative function, we will thus empirically assist to the creation of double-positivist mirror-akin duets composed by ENTp-Ti with ISTj-Ti, ENTj-Te with ISTp-Te, ESFp-Fi with INFj-Fi and ESFj-Fe with INFp-Fe. These duets are very powerful in cooperating towards common goals due to the shared positivism and mutual correction which is analogous to the one experienced in mirror relations. I had already observed the phenomena but I wasn't sure on how I could classify it properly.
    these are interesting ideas. when i posted i was thinking that istj would not appreciate a confrontation in addition to the normal supervision dynamic inherent from an Ne/polr slap. whereas an infj....they react to Se slaps.....entp can only do t his if we really gear up.

    but it's funny, my supervisor at work is an istj-Ti...we get along pretty well as long as i don't try to come up with a lot of creative, Ne ideas for her to have to entertain. but if i spin data data data at her, then she loves it.

    a colleague of mine is an istj-Se; she thinks it's funny when i talk about data with respect to relationships.

    so following from your ideas FDG, would i be an entp-Fi or an entp-Ne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by betterthandead
    ENTJ women are too masculine and too brute for me. ENTJ men like to steamroll everything and they hate ISTPs who outmaneuver or just seem to hang there after they've taken over everything. The relationship between ENTJ and ISTP is typically one of a large grouchy dog who takes a crap all over the place and a sneaky surprise attacking cat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine Lively
    @FDG: supervision relations are not as bad as you'd think. i have 3 supervisor friends and 3 supervisee friends and get along great with all of them. funny thing...i'm much more confrontational of my supervisor friends (and they seem impervious to it, lol) than i am with my supervisee friends (who i think would react very negatively if i were to confront them). but supervision is OK as a friend thing....i would think it could be awful as a romantic thing though.
    Fantastic, this supports an embedded hypothesis I didn't make explicit: we get along best with the adjacent type in the supervision ring that shares our merry/serious preference, thus INFjs would get along well with ESFps and ENTps with ISTjs, but not really ENTps with INFjs and ESFps with ISTjs. If we add this observation to the observation that positivist supervision rings lead to better relationships in comparison to negativist ones, we will find how ENTp-ISTj, ENTj-ISTp, ESFj-INFp and ESFp-INFj tend to get along much better (and form long-lasting relationships) in comparison to how classical socionics would predict. If we add to this conclusion smilingeyes' analysis on subtype interaction in relation to preference for accepting or creative function, we will thus empirically assist to the creation of double-positivist mirror-akin duets composed by ENTp-Ti with ISTj-Ti, ENTj-Te with ISTp-Te, ESFp-Fi with INFj-Fi and ESFj-Fe with INFp-Fe. These duets are very powerful in cooperating towards common goals due to the shared positivism and mutual correction which is analogous to the one experienced in mirror relations. I had already observed the phenomena but I wasn't sure on how I could classify it properly.
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    FDG, assuming you are ENTj, doesn't it bother you though when ISTps go Si on you? When I hang out with both ISTps and ISFps their critiques on people's ugliness and health can even make me very uncomfortable being INFj Si HA. I can only imagine what it's like for an Si polr person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sereno
    FDG, assuming you are ENTj, doesn't it bother you though when ISTps go Si on you? When I hang out with both ISTps and ISFps their critiques on people's ugliness and health can even make me very uncomfortable being INFj Si HA. I can only imagine what it's like for an Si polr person.
    does this not make anyone uncomfortable? it's like they can find fault in anything yet none in themselves.
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    implied Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:41 pm Post subject:

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    Sereno wrote:
    FDG, assuming you are ENTj, doesn't it bother you though when ISTps go Si on you? When I hang out with both ISTps and ISFps their critiques on people's ugliness and health can even make me very uncomfortable being INFj Si HA. I can only imagine what it's like for an Si polr person.
    does this not make anyone uncomfortable? it's like they can find fault in anything yet none in themselves.
    True. Though the ISFp comments are different than the ISTp ones. An ISFp is able to tell you how bad someone looks, while at the same time make them look as if they are uncool, amounting to poor social value. Both types when together will do this interchageably though. I do know how to pwn both types when when they get this way, but it definitely leaves a mark on you nonetheless. I do think that strikes to your HA make you more vulnerable to subsequent polr strikes.

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    Default ISTps supervising ENTjs (SLI-LIE)

    I'd be interested to hear peoples thoughts on ISTp's supervising ENTj's.

    Here's what I find when dealing with ENTj's; they basically don't know what they're doing.

    Allow me to elaborate; there is an ENTj at work who I think, seems to be instinctively, that they are always missing the point or unable to execute things. Infact at times I've thought they are trying to deliberately deceive.

    For instance, we are both focused on productivity ( Te) but they seem largely unaware of the details to execute something in the here and now, it can be simple as thinking on ones feet to solve a work related problem which requires immediate attention to organising something off the cuff like where things are on their desk, things people have said that is up to date information to factor into the problem. Analysing the tools we have at hand. I think this stresses them out.

    There is one I know who seems to me to be really rather scatty and doesn't know where things are or leaves actual objects in places they can't remember which are required at hand.

    So when this happens it puzzles me, and i'm like, do you remember this, where is that, I think to myself, 'why don't you know that information so that we can proceed'.

    On the other hand though, when they start talking about long term plans, they can actually sound quite impressive. But it is when they try to speak with confidence about actually solving things that I find myself at first wondering if they are maybe deliberately missing the point or I try to work out what's going on in their heads to be coming to conclusions missing things out. They often do this while assuming a way of interacting which is with confidence, and I wonder if that confidence is an act or a deception; it probably isn't, they are just unaware they aren't aware of what the details are and indeed correct and necessary factual information in order to correctly establish the best action.

    How do you guys find supervision of ENTj's? I'd be interested in ENTj's and other types as well as Delta responding too if you don't mind.

    Thanks.

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    Brilliand's boss is an ENTj. My mom is an ISTp. He seems like a pretty sensible guy. But when my mom talks about him, he seems incompetent.

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    I don't know. I've never had too many problems with ISTps, but I also have never worked at jobs which required extreme attention to details, which I know it is probably not my comparative advantage. As far as friendship goes, I'm friends with a good number of ISTps, and I never had problems with them, but I don't know how do they feel about me.

    As far as not knowing what I'm doing: that's true if it's a task I've never executed before, but not generally true if it's a task I have executed before. Which, well, I assume is true for most people.
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    Allow me to elaborate; there is an ENTj at work who I think, seems to be instinctively, that they are always missing the point or unable to execute things. Infact at times I've thought they are trying to deliberately deceive.
    Well, the case I know is different. I'm in a study group with an ENTj and ISTp actually. The ENTj is usually on top of things, and takes the initiative in organizing when we'll meet. When he doesn't know something, he has no problem admitting it, so he really doesn't try to deceive us. He is very much on top of technology, and always has some kind way of solving a problem that involves technology, either some kind of program in the computer, graphing calculator, or knows how to fix problems we might have with a particular software.

    I think that if there is any "supervision" based on what I've seen is that the ENTj usually comes off as uptight, not really "laid back," to which the ISTp tells him to loosen up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    Brilliand's boss is an ENTj. My mom is an ISTp. He seems like a pretty sensible guy. But when my mom talks about him, he seems incompetent.
    Yeah I can understand this, it can seem this way, although I have been thinking it could well not be the case, at least for some i've worked with. Socionics helping us to understand each other to make things more..chill? ya de ya
    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I don't know. I've never had too many problems with ISTps, but I also have never worked at jobs which required extreme attention to details, which I know it is probably not my comparative advantage. As far as friendship goes, I'm friends with a good number of ISTps, and I never had problems with them, but I don't know how do they feel about me.

    As far as not knowing what I'm doing: that's true if it's a task I've never executed before, but not generally true if it's a task I have executed before. Which, well, I assume is true for most people.
    Well, fwiw, I think you seem like a cool guy. You seem to have an adventuresome spirit, and with you what I see on forum, I typically can relate to your posts. Probably your, at least what I see, kinda approach to life is appealing to ISTp's, but you probably have a good range of friends, I would imagine, fwiw.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sereno View Post
    Well, the case I know is different. I'm in a study group with an ENTj and ISTp actually. The ENTj is usually on top of things, and takes the initiative in organizing when we'll meet. When he doesn't know something, he has no problem admitting it, so he really doesn't try to deceive us. He is very much on top of technology, and always has some kind way of solving a problem that involves technology, either some kind of program in the computer, graphing calculator, or knows how to fix problems we might have with a particular software.

    I think that if there is any "supervision" based on what I've seen is that the ENTj usually comes off as uptight, not really "laid back," to which the ISTp tells him to loosen up.
    I can understand this. At the moment i'm thinking of one in particular that i'm working with. To elaborate, the environment is rather high pressured, with results and production high on the agenda. There seems to be redundancies every so often as well, what with the economic climate, but typically we have probably too much work, but budget constraints on staff. Such an environment leads to different pressures I imagine.

    Something perhaps a bit more related to the environment you describe, is I recall a previous job where things where more 'chill'. There was an ENTj who worked there who had a bit of a motor mouth. He seemed to me pretty high strung, which in turn could again be a disconnection from his immediate environment.

    He dressed to me somewhat bizarely. I remember he asked me to help carry things from his car, he'd got designer clothes I presume on the cheap, but it was things like bright orange tops with something like 'Prada' written on it. I declined the offer of purchasing one lol.

    In the end his motormouth cost him his job, he said something, which perhaps he didn't actually mean, but he said it anyway to someone which really resulted in no other course of action than to result in his sacking.

    I've been friends with an ENTj in the past. Different environments and indeed different levels of 'competition' seem to result in different things.

    Thank you for your reply Sereno, it was interesting to me.

    And thanks to all so far :-). I don't really create too many threads and I appreciate the input I've had from folks.

    Different perspectives, situations and all that.

    Anyway, I ramble now perhaps, off to have something to eat this evening and no doubt collapse on couch for a while. Late night last evening, early start today..
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    No problem Cyclops. Well, I think this is going to be my last post anyway before going into another extended absence from the forum. I'm waiting for the conditions to be just right... Right now it seems too hostile and confusing. Peace.

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    Places where I'm expected to have my desk organized a certain way or know the location of every object at every point in time.... that would be an overwhelming nightmare to me. It doesn't matter where objects are as long as it all gets done on time! :tongue:

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    I think pretty much every ENTj with some self-awareness will recognize that attention to details in everyday life, or in moments in which we do not know beforehand that we have to pay attention to details, is not his strongest suit. The other question is, is this a fault? I think it's a fault when they (we) start talking about plans, or new ideas, without having an at least decent awareness of what it takes to execute them - and that's when an ISTp imho even should tell the ENTj to shut the fuck up; I think it's not a "fault" when we miss something during a rushed session of work, in which maybe we're trying to be on top of things. To be honest though, I've seen so many very Ni ENTj recurringly fall in the first of the two errors outlined above, that I suppose Cyclops is right in what he says.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    I'd be interested to hear peoples thoughts on ISTp's supervising ENTj's.

    Here's what I find when dealing with ENTj's; they basically don't know what they're doing.

    Allow me to elaborate; there is an ENTj at work who I think, seems to be instinctively, that they are always missing the point or unable to execute things. Infact at times I've thought they are trying to deliberately deceive.

    For instance, we are both focused on productivity ( Te) but they seem largely unaware of the details to execute something in the here and now, it can be simple as thinking on ones feet to solve a work related problem which requires immediate attention to organising something off the cuff like where things are on their desk, things people have said that is up to date information to factor into the problem. Analysing the tools we have at hand. I think this stresses them out.

    There is one I know who seems to me to be really rather scatty and doesn't know where things are or leaves actual objects in places they can't remember which are required at hand.

    So when this happens it puzzles me, and i'm like, do you remember this, where is that, I think to myself, 'why don't you know that information so that we can proceed'.

    On the other hand though, when they start talking about long term plans, they can actually sound quite impressive. But it is when they try to speak with confidence about actually solving things that I find myself at first wondering if they are maybe deliberately missing the point or I try to work out what's going on in their heads to be coming to conclusions missing things out. They often do this while assuming a way of interacting which is with confidence, and I wonder if that confidence is an act or a deception; it probably isn't, they are just unaware they aren't aware of what the details are and indeed correct and necessary factual information in order to correctly establish the best action.

    How do you guys find supervision of ENTj's? I'd be interested in ENTj's and other types as well as Delta responding too if you don't mind.

    Thanks.
    Am not a ENTj's supervisor, but I know them well. Their confidence is, indeed, sometimes a deception. ENTj's attach a lot of importance to appearing "credible" to their interlocutors, at ALL times. Hence when they find themselves in a position where they are "cornered" into discussing an issue that they realise they don't actually grasp very well, and the other party just might have a better understanding, they will sort of panick internally and project that confidence outwardly, insisting in their position. The usual forcefulness with which they argue a point, even if they don;t actually know it well enough and they realise their position is most likely wrong, lets them get away with being semi-ignorant (the other side will probably quit the debate before the ENTj is fully exposed as being wrong).

    This is the thing that I find most dissapointing about them for they are, in general, extremely competent and fluent intellects. Their sense of self-worth (or shuld I say, ego) is weaker than most are lead to believe
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    This sounds more like ENFj to me.
    Why?

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    Realizing you don't understand a subject as well as you thought you did and being either too proud or just not wanting to admitt to that has nothing to do with lacking confidence in Te IMO. I'm not even sure how you reached that conclusion.

    Resistance to admitt to lack of knowledge during heated, on-the-spot intellectual discourse, especially if said person previously considered themselves quite knowledgeable on a particular subject, is exactly the type of behavior one would expect from EJ/Se-super id IME.

    Some Si-EJs could just as easily compentently respond when being confronted on "Se" (though I'm not sure what you mean by that without specifics) without appearing to be cornered or as if they are projecting a fake image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    When someone cannot take correction, and is unwilling to accept input into something, getting very defensive, it's more likely that it's something that they only WANT to look good at, rather than something they actually are good at. You obviously won't take input into something that you are good at, when you know that you're right, and the other person is wrong. But to get super-defensive and need to look right, even though you know that you're not, that's something else. And what Greko describes sounds like someone who is NOT strong in Te, but wants to appear as though they are, which is why they are so protective of themselves, and defensive, lest anyone see through the false image.
    When challenged on the spot about something someone previously considered themselves to be knowledgeable about, ppl can feel insecure and get stubborn. I think you're misattributing typical human bevaviors as having something to do with Te and misreading intentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeAnte View Post

    Resistance to admitt to lack of knowledge during heated, on-the-spot intellectual discourse, especially if said person previously considered themselves quite knowledgeable on a particular subject, is exactly the type of behavior one would expect from EJ/Se-super id IME.
    This is exactly when the reaction I described surfaces: when the ENTjs have entered the debate as most knowledgeable on the subject at hand and their credibillity (to which they attach huge importance as it is one of their means of assuming leadership) is threatened as ignorance or gross misconceptions from their part starts becoming apparent during a debate

    I have observed this is in three ENTjs, all three of whom I know very well and for several years. They are not ENFjs; not even close
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    Grek0, I fully agree with what you've wrote, and have experienced it also. Without elaborating fully here, I think it comes about from an unhealthy focus on their HA Se function. In contrast I know an LIE just now IRL who is more 'humble', for want of a word. I suspect this LIE is a healthy one. I'm not sure it's too good to get overly focused on seeking functions (or PoLR for that matter), it's one of the reasons we've got duals, to assist in these things for us. We're not supermen but maybe Se 6th function when overly focused on such as in the LIE's you describe sort of makes them try to appear to be, and yes, it does seem to taint a persona/type with a lot of natural talent.

    Of course with these sort of LIE's, it's just an illusion of power they create and as such they are living in a world of worrying that their bubble will burst.

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    Some model A basics.

    Everyone's insecure about something, but different people are insecure about different things.

    People who are very secure in those areas in which you yourself are insecure can affect you in several ways: from appearing "arrogant" if they rub you the wrong way when being very secure in those areas (such as being overly critical or patronizing), to being very helpful and reassuring and pleasant to be around, if they use their confidence in those areas by helping you with them in a way you welcome.

    Model A is precisely about putting in a model the above phenomenon.

    Your base function is what you're most confident in. "Confident" doesn't mean "being right all the time" or even thinking you are right all the time; it means that even when you realize you were wrong in that area, you shrug it off with "oh well never mind, I know I'm usually right in those areas".

    In the ENTj/ENFj thing: Te and Fe are mutually incompatible. The more you use Te, the less you use Fe and vice-versa. If you are looking at the dynamics of objects from a external perspective - "reading the lines" so to speak - you do it at the cost of looking at them from an internal perspective - "reading between the lines". You can shift back and forth between them, even very quickly, but you can't do them at the same time.

    ENTjs will at the end of the day always go for Te as more important and "real": it's their basic way of looking at reality. But they are at the same time aware of Fe, and that other people are comparatively blind to Te but more susceptible to Fe. They may not understand or like it, but they are aware of it.

    For ENFjs it's exactly the same thing, just with Te and Fe flipped around.

    Both ENTjs and ENFjs are often at the situation of giving, say, a technical presentation to customers/investors/colleagues/etc. Such situations involve both giving the information "as is" in a technically accurate way, and giving it in a way to get the audience interested, even enthusiastic about it.

    An ENTj will be more confident about his effectiveness in the former aspect than the latter. An ENFj, the other way around.

    Typical comments about ENTjs (or any other Te ego type, actually) after a presentation/discussion are of the sort, "he knows his stuff, but he talks too long, he's boring, and not everyone will feel motivated as he's too dry. Also, he made an unlikeable impression".

    Typical comments about ENFjs (or any other Fe ego type) in the same situation are more of the sort, "he's a very good speaker and a very likeable guy, but he didn't always seem to really know what he was talking about".

    If, against what I said above, an ENTj hears comments like "you don't really know this and that", the ENTj is more likely to acknowledge it (or refute it if that's the case), as that is his own area of confidence. If, however, he hears what I called "typical" comments of the sort, "nobody paid attention because you're so boring", the ENTj is likely to feel rather helpless and/or annoyed.

    And, again, the opposite goes for the ENFj.

    Some examples:

    If you watch the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley on YouTube, you see a perfect description of an ENFj not caring for his Te role at first, then focusing on it artificially, then giving up all pretense and becoming himself again. Steve Jobs changed from a sort of hippie into a suit-wearing, professional-seeming and knowledgeable-sounding executive - "Te role" - until, secure in his position, he did not feel the need to focus on Te anymore and became himself, a "visionary messiah motivator ENFj".

    I don't recall now precise examples of ENTj, butTony Blair, an ENTj in my opinion, sort of "learned" to use Fe as a sort of tool, but his "call me Tony" and permenent-grin personality was perceived by many true Fe ego types as fake, and he sort of went into "help me improve my image" mode with his underlings (such as Alastair Campbell) whenever he felt that his efforts were unsuccessful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    Typical comments about ENFjs (or any other Fe ego type) in the same situation are more of the sort, "he's a very good speaker and a very likeable guy, but he didn't always seem to really know what he was talking about".
    Of course I have said the same about some LIEs I have known.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logos View Post
    Of course I have said the same about some LIEs I have known.
    Which means? You disagree with the broad point I was making, you think it's a matter of subjective impression, or you think there are exceptions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat View Post
    Which means? You disagree with the broad point I was making, you think it's a matter of subjective impression, or you think there are exceptions?
    Merely that not all LIEs so easily admit when they are wrong, and they can, in fact, be quite reluctant in admitting as much when their credibility is on the line. It does not change the larger point. It is merely a point of commentary.
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    I can understand Cyclops' opening post

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    Am not a ENTj's supervisor, but I know them well. Their confidence is, indeed, sometimes a deception. ENTj's attach a lot of importance to appearing "credible" to their interlocutors, at ALL times. Hence when they find themselves in a position where they are "cornered" into discussing an issue that they realise they don't actually grasp very well, and the other party just might have a better understanding, they will sort of panick internally and project that confidence outwardly, insisting in their position. The usual forcefulness with which they argue a point, even if they don;t actually know it well enough and they realise their position is most likely wrong, lets them get away with being semi-ignorant (the other side will probably quit the debate before the ENTj is fully exposed as being wrong).

    This is the thing that I find most dissapointing about them for they are, in general, extremely competent and fluent intellects. Their sense of self-worth (or shuld I say, ego) is weaker than most are lead to believe
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    This sounds more like ENFj to me.
    Does it?
    LIE's can be that way as well. I ran into one of these ... the thing is, it's an LIE E3. We had some serious clashes.

    Not all LIEs are that way, particularly the E8s or the non-E3s. But the E3 LIEs are absolutely as described there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    LIEs are ime not prone to fake knowing something, but say what they do know/think, and say "I don't know" if they don't. Also Greko as an ILI, shouldn't imo see LIEs as very different from him, yes, a different emphasis, but not an entirely different set of values. The kind of reaction that he describes, comes from imo a lack of confidence in their Te, that they have to build up a protective image around it as to not get "found out." An LIE shouldn't be lacking confidence in their leading function.
    It's not really like that, it'snot about Te. It's about opportunities - it's all very mercenary. The LIE E3's try very hard to put on an image of success, but it's all by way of Te - the Fe they use is extremely rigid, although if they work hard enough they can be more polished.... which could be something an E3 LIE would do.

    It's similar to how a Se-leading person doesn't have to "act Se" and doesn't get their panties in a bunch when someone challenges them in that element, but someone who wants to project that kind of image does get frantic and panicky, feeling cornered, and accentuates how much confidence they have in it. I'm assuming that the most likely to "seem ENTj" while not actually being ENTj and having low-Te would be an ENFj.
    There is a huge difference between an ENFj trying to be Te and an ENTj trying to be Fe.
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    What Expat said is not wrong, but I don't believe Grek0s description (the one I quoted at least) or Cyclops opening post is off the mark.

    I don't recall now precise examples of ENTj, butTony Blair, an ENTj in my opinion, sort of "learned" to use Fe as a sort of tool, but his "call me Tony" and permenent-grin personality was perceived by many true Fe ego types as fake, and he sort of went into "help me improve my image" mode with his underlings (such as Alastair Campbell) whenever he felt that his efforts were unsuccessful.
    Some LIEs do try to use Fe as a tool, and that's what happened in the above example I gave. His Fe was terrible, imo, but because he polished some things enough, it worked on other people, at times. He tries very hard at 'appearing successful', and how he presents himself to other people - some have said he's charismatic.

    It's kind of disturbing though the more you get closer to him and realize the things he does.

    He's said "life is sales", and he will use whatever tactic to try to sell himself or whatever he's doing - such as exploiting morality or trying to woo the opposite sex. Although he'd never ever label it as such - save for when he's trying to get you to see his way and as a 'joke'.

    Everything is a marketing tool, and a status builder.

    He even writes notes, poorly written in chicken scratch because he wouldn't take the Si time to write neatly, and they are supposed to impress other people.

    What he doesn't realize is that while the initial glam of his tactics work, anything long term or where people get to know him suffers. Yet, he just deals with every failure that comes his way with a sense of optimism, it's really quite strange.

    The problem is that he has no concern or even awareness of how his actions actually affect other people, and he's not aware of the time it takes to do the real, actual work of things - so he can suck people dry if they aren't privy to what he does. (and the problem, for him, is that he doesn't seem to think or realize that people eventually stop buying his act. And when those people do find out, he tries to avoid them as much as possible)


    This of course is the example of a relatively unhealthy LIE, who really needs his dual. But LIEs can be that way.
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    For what it's worth, the LIE I'm talking about here is

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    I've known LSE's and LIE's who've apparently been unaware of the time that various tasks can take.

    The LSE thinks that other people should be able to have things done 5 minutes ago (perhaps basing it on their own ability to understand the 'logical logistics'), and with the LIE it can result from an un-appreciation of the details of something, sometimes avoiding them like the plague.

    Unless i'm missing something, Ryu, imf and myself are saying similar things here.

    Except, can you clarify what you mean by XLI being good at following? Taken literally, this does not make sense, SLI's are probably the most independent type in the socion, although I think you are hinting at something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifmd95 View Post
    but overall they'll still probably make better estimates than say, Fe types weak in both areas described. this if by "actual work", one means getting something done objectively. Fe types might be better at projecting other things, like how long it will take to convince someone of something, but i'm thinking of tasks where that wheeler-dealer stuff is out of the way.
    Which is the basic skill of sales and marketing - which is something Ryu referred to with regard to "his" LIE.

    As a general comment on this thread, the basic argument of quite a few people here (not ifmd95, I am just going on with the reasoning) seems to be the ancient "I know some LIEs who are like this-and-that etc". Personally I am very skeptical of such arguments (obviously not only with regard to LIEs), especially when used to dismiss other arguments made with base from model A implications. Just because some people (Grek0, Cyclops, Ryu) have typed some other people as LIEs, it does not follow that the latter are necessarily LIEs.

    In other words, I am puzzled at how they are so confident of their typings, even when it goes against the logic of model A. It should at least give them something to think.
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    I don't know the point of this discussion. If we discuss about a LIE which is so Ni that the strenght of his Te is indistinguishable from the strenght of his Fe, then it's not very surprising that he may not be very careful with technical specifications and duration of tasks. If we talk about a LIE with sufficiently strong Te, then it's probably a mistyping.
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