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    Default One more person I know before I head off on vacation

    This is someone I used to work with, but I live in a small town so I still run into him all the time and we're still reasonably close acquaintances.

    He is an engineer but he is more interested in the sales aspect of it - like getting new clients.

    He likes to live in town where there's lots going on, and in a trendy place. He also is very concerned about his clothes and overall image. Oddly, he asks my advice on these matters. I don't know if it's because he really wants my advice (I am not a good person to ask) or if it's because he's showing off how hip he is. It doesn't matter to me particularly, he's generally a nice guy if a bit pretentious, so I just play along. The thing he usually asks my advice about is when he buys gifts for his girlfriend (which is often). Like he wants to know if the gift is right for the occasion, and I suppose if girls like it. He usually chooses jewelry.

    He is very pretentious about things like music, books, etc. We were talking about music at some point and he made a point to say he only listens to classical music and wouldn't be caught dead listening to pop music.

    He likes to argue. And he likes to at least make it seem like he knows more than I do about everything. This drives me crazy. I don't mind the pretentiousness, although it makes me roll my eyes. I do not like when I'll say something and he will *always* correct me and instruct me on something, even when he's wrong or doesn't seem to understand what I'm saying. He's always asking my advice on things or what I think about things, and it feels like he's trying to trap me into a debate.

    Anyway, my reaction to him is exactly the same as my reaction to someone in this forum, which made me wonder if they were the same type. I will not say who but it might be easy to guess.
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    Some EXXj type?

    Sounds like an acquaintance of mine, who I found totally fake.
    Maybe some miscellaneous type gone wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG
    esfj?
    it's weird, that was my gut guess.

    although maybe not ESFj either.
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    "He is an engineer but he is more interested in the sales aspect of it - like getting new clients."

    extrovert


    "He likes to argue. And he likes to at least make it seem like he knows more than I do about everything."

    probably ENTp.

    maybe ESFp.

    Ejs don't strike me as show-offy.

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    Anyway, my reaction to him is exactly the same as my reaction to someone in this forum, which made me wonder if they were the same type. I will not say who but it might be easy to guess.
    I was thinking over and over again just who this person is. After reading all the replies here, someone finally snapped into my head. I think I know who it is but don't worry 'cause I ain't telling .

    The guy above is some extrovert but I dare not guess further until there is more information.

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    ENFj I think.

    Possibly an ENTj strong Ni subtype might make this impression on you, too.

    Seems like an E3.
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    gah you're like the shittiest ENTj ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expat
    ENFj I think.

    Possibly an ENTj strong Ni subtype might make this impression on you, too.

    Seems like an E3.
    that sounds good. i didn't quite see the in that description. also asking for advice in / sorts of matters doesn't seem like something that an ESFj would need to do at all.
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    OK well this part

    He likes to argue. And he likes to at least make it seem like he knows more than I do about everything. This drives me crazy. I don't mind the pretentiousness, although it makes me roll my eyes. I do not like when I'll say something and he will *always* correct me and instruct me on something, even when he's wrong or doesn't seem to understand what I'm saying. He's always asking my advice on things or what I think about things, and it feels like he's trying to trap me into a debate.
    Is the part I was talking about reminding me of someone here. And that's Gilligan. So I thought maybe this guy could be ENTp. But I don't know what type he is. And a real-world interaction is hard to compare to an internet interaction anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Mom
    OK well this part

    He likes to argue. And he likes to at least make it seem like he knows more than I do about everything. This drives me crazy. I don't mind the pretentiousness, although it makes me roll my eyes. I do not like when I'll say something and he will *always* correct me and instruct me on something, even when he's wrong or doesn't seem to understand what I'm saying. He's always asking my advice on things or what I think about things, and it feels like he's trying to trap me into a debate.
    Is the part I was talking about reminding me of someone here. And that's Gilligan. So I thought maybe this guy could be ENTp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Mom
    He likes to argue. And he likes to at least make it seem like he knows more than I do about everything. This drives me crazy. I don't mind the pretentiousness, although it makes me roll my eyes. I do not like when I'll say something and he will *always* correct me and instruct me on something, even when he's wrong or doesn't seem to understand what I'm saying. He's always asking my advice on things or what I think about things, and it feels like he's trying to trap me into a debate.
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    Well he could be ENTp, it's just that he seemed a bit too image-focused in an Enneagram 3 manner.
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    gah you're like the shittiest ENTj ever!

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    istj
    intj
    entp
    estp

    his Ti is obviously pissing you off. so that means one of the above.

    Well he could be ENTp, it's just that he seemed a bit too image-focused in an Enneagram 3 manner.
    i agree wholeheartedly. thats why i'm confused. the image thing seems kind of Es... but does estp fit her overall description?
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    He doesn't sound ENTp. Even when they dress well, I've really yet to see an ENTp that "flaunts" it? Also, more interested in the sales than the techincal aspect - again, doesn't sound ENTp.
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    I was thinking ENTJ. I had a friend who was ENTJ who behaved in a very similar manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz
    I was thinking ENTJ. I had a friend who was ENTJ who behaved in a very similar manner.
    lol just say something about how shitty their taste is, and they shut up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by implied
    Quote Originally Posted by Topaz
    I was thinking ENTJ. I had a friend who was ENTJ who behaved in a very similar manner.
    lol just say something about how shitty their taste is, and they shut up.
    I usually don't do that unless I'm drunk. Or hyper.

    Will they really shut up though? LOL
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