What are the main differences between ESFJ and ENFJ?
Imagine someone who invites everyone over for a party, sends out a bunch of passive-aggressive texts to guilt trip anyone who didn't show up, then continually insists on leading the whole group in a variety of particular activities she s/he has planned specifically to show off how unique his/her party activity ideas are. There's no pause for internal reflection or subjective opinion on any of this; everything is designed specifically to manipulate people into giving positive feedback/reaffirming the FeNe ESFJ's overwhelming importance to the group. If anyone doesn't comply, the standard response is passive-aggressive guilt tripping designed to oust that person for being "disloyal to the group." If you don't agree with the ideas the FeNe ESFJ sees as crucial to the ethos of the group, you've already personally offended him and you're probably on his shit list now.
Yea I mean they can both be future-oriented in their own ways, its just that the ENFJ will have a much more robust (and probably accurate) sense of the future than the ESFJ. The ESFJ might get caught up (because of Ne) in something off-the-wall, or a degree of negative prognosticating (think Rick Santorum). But we should be careful to point out that Si doesn't mean "not future-oriented". That deals more with how Inferior Ne in a Si-dom might manifest (as a littany of negative possibilities about how things might unfold -- but this can still be future oriented especially in the case of say a Si-dom who obsesses over stuff like the future implications of the national debt, or global warming).Those were some good explanations of Ni/Se versus Si/Ne. I would think that an ENFJ's secondary Ni might make them more optimistic about the future, as opposed to an ESFJ's Si making them prefer what they are used to.
Yea if you ever watch the show TMZ where they're all just speculating about some celebrity or gossip, that's sort of how Tertiary Ne might manifest in a Feeling type (not saying the journalists themselves are ESFJs, many are ENPs, but I'd be willing a good chunk of TMZs target audience is ESFJ). General unseriousness and a throwing out of possibilities, some on the mark, some way off the mark crazy, with no real motivation for accuracy (because in the Tertiary position the Ne-function will be downplayed as 'unserious' because its closer to the Inferior and shadow).Okay, I see what you mean. I guess a ESFJ's Si combined with Ne could be used to predict the future, but not in the same way ENFJs do it.