Originally Posted by Auburn
As Cheese said, usage of heavy Ne by an INTP doesn't translate to temporarily becoming ENTP. (Temporarily appearing like the ENTP stereotype, perhaps). An INTP might feel relaxed enough in the environment to be more spontaneous and show more Ne, but they won't have the same calibur of use with it as an Ne dom and it will drain their energy. That, and this allowance does not mean they've abandoned their Ti lead process. Their modus operandi will still retain it's principle/compass orientation - which is just not being expressed at the moment.
Here is a separate concept which is a way of explaining this. Ready?
Personality is a useful thing. It helps us understand ourselves. It helps us understand others. Defining what it is is another matter. A person doesn't have to be a scholar or have heard of Pod'Lair or Jung or MBTI to find it useful. Here is the separate concept:
(1) We can go after a precise definition, take brain scans, use Pod'Lair, take MBTI multiple question tests. This is personality from the inside.
(2) We can go at it from the outside
. We can observe people. We can meet them at a party. We can get a first impression. We don't even have to observe them for hours under different conditions. We can still form an opinion, however erroneous as to their personality.
Ever see that video of Hitler in his mountain retreat? He is friendly, warm and loving. He loves his dog. His girlfriend, Eva Braun has affection for him ... maybe a father figure. We don't have to be a personality expert. This is a nice man. This is a personality from the outside.
You guys are right about me. When I take a snapshot looking at myself from the outside
, jumping from one thread to another, replying to everything and everyone, being "INTP Forum sociable", I see myself as exhibiting ENTP traits. I can do this up to a point. But I find it exhausting if I try to keep it up. I start making mistakes. No way I can be an ENTP even if I can hold it for a moment. I want to go back to the INTP nature which I assume is me.
Notice, if I have this right, how Pod'Lair tries to bridge this gap. Viewing the outside immediately reveals the inside I take it. But I claim so far, this is for Pod'Lair experts. We still, as fallible people, judge others from the outside
and do so with doubtful accuracy.