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Thank you for all of your podcasts on the personality types and Intuition. I test as INFP (some tests show me ENFP, I think because I have really developed my exploration, though I am very much introverted), and have always felt like an odd duck. From things like checking out in high school and college while my teachers had to explain everything to everyone else when I just understood it, to excelling in math because I could take shortcuts....until the equations became too complex for my shortcuts and I suddenly went from high grades to failing. But mostly, feeling invalidated my whole live by my ISFJ mother. She has always been terribly uncomfortable with my style, from the age when she tried repeatedly to teach me to tie my shoes, step by step, to no avail, and then one day I sat down, after paying zero attention to her lessons, and just taught myself to tie my shoes in one session. (To this day, every time she sees me tie my shoes she tells me I do it "wrong" because I wouldn't let her teach me.) As a people pleaser, I have always checked my own desires in order to make the people who love me less uncomfortable with my style. I am finally learning to live into myself and honor my need for authenticity, and am able to do that because I understand why my intuitive, and somewhat cavalier style, makes my dear mother so terribly uncomfortable. Good God, I'm 42 years old and finally able to gracefully step out of the shadow of my mother which has covered me my whole life. I was on this journey anyway, which is why I found you, but you have helped me kick into high gear and stop blending, and fully engage who I really am.
First and foremost, Thank you Thank you Thank you. The impact Personality Hacker has made on my life has been undoubtedly life changing. As a 29 year old, you have helped me discover I am an INFJ ( or as you call it "perspectives/harmony"). I have spent my life feeling like I was made for another lifetime. Now I know why.
I cannot thank you enough! I have been going down the wrong path and am grateful for the redirection! INFJ resonates deeply. I purchased the genius profile and am enjoying the connections. (The ISFJ confused me when I looked at how much I love analyzing, it didn't fit, INFJ does). I listened to the INFJ specific podcasts and the YouTube video on communications between sensing and intuition. I still need to listen to episode 0030. You just gained an advocate for life. Just last night I referred a dear INFP friend to you. Thank you again!!!
I first want to say "thank you" so much for the work you've done and are doing. I can honestly say my life has been profoundly impacted by listening to your podcasts, which began initially by exploring my INFJ type. I subscribed to your podcast and eventually realized my mind/soul/psyche had essentially been starving for these intuitive conversations (albeit one-sided). I thought it was an ambiguous depression or relational ingratitude. I now know that I simply have needs few people can understand, let alone meet. My ISTJ spouse listened to your deep dive podcast on the INFJ personality type and it has helped our relationship so much. I think I am now seen as verifiable having heard the experts explain the cognitive process of Ni especially. He is much more likely to see my contributions as credible rather than something which can't be trusted. All that to say, thank you so very much. I've shed tears more than a few times, while hearing affirmed in words, what I knew in my heart to be true but had no words to explain. Thank you both for showing me that I, too, have a voice well-worth the hearing. "Sincerely" is an understatement.
I just have to say that I am a fan. I got into typology about a year and a half ago and haven't slowed down since. Only recently, however, have I stumbled across your impressive website. I love how you have tweaked the MBTI to be more accessible for the average person. It is really fantastic! I now refer your website over any other mainstream MBTI site. And thanks to your test, I discovered that I am truly an ENTP. I believed that I was an ENFP for a year because I didn't understand the meat and bones of the MBTI, that is, the cognitive functions. It is easy to read the stereotypical profiles on websites such as 16 Personalities and be completely misled into thinking that you are one type when you are really another. That is why I am so grateful for your very honest thoughts! I just thought that I would show some appreciation. Thank you again!
This is all encouraging me to continue along this path. But it really was your work introducing me to the Jungian typology that set me on the path....Through my interactions, I have forwarded a few people to your programs and I know they have found support in them just as I have.
I loved reading my personality profile! I had always wondered why I had such an ability, and love of, finding new information and integrating it into my worldview. At first I thought, “Well no wonder I act the way that I do,” but I still wasn’t necessarily happy with it. Once I started acting on developing exploration, new worlds of possibility and opportunity opened up. It was like magic.Thanks very much for putting this together!
Just a word to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE your podcasts! I’m enjoying a bit of a sneak peek at each type, and also some of the other wide ranging relationship and type issues you raise. The Imago relationships podcast was especially awesome. P.S. Currently re-listening to the intuitive awakening… just loving it!
For fifty years, the science of typology has invoked thousands of practitioners, courses, books, and blogs. The good and the bad, the accurate and the downright absurd, have continued to bottleneck on the Internet, which is today's 'go to' for quick information. Personality Hacker realized that there was one thing wanting, the human instrument, and their knowledge, down to earth explanations, charisma, and candor have punched through the MBTI mess and reached those that are intrigued by this system, novice and professional alike. They've honed in on the fundamentals of this system, clarified it in multiple formats, and delivered it in a way that allows us to use it in our lives, as well as our children's and our athletes. When you're a parent (and coach), finding every possible way to improve lives and performance is essential. Antonia and Joel continue to provide that in a big way.
Personality Hacker...honed in on the fundamentals of this system, clarified it in multiple formats, and delivered it in a way that allows us to use it in our lives, as well as our children's and our athletes. When you're a parent (and coach), finding every possible way to improve lives and performance is essential. Antonia and Joel continue to provide that in a big way.
I have yet to find a podcast that speaks to me like yours does. It's like you're cutting through all the fluff and BS of personal development and are going straight to the core of it (how the human mind works). You are answering so many questions that I didn't even knew I had with each podcast. I've been inspired by your podcast to start my journey of moving from level 4 (I've been a very good student all my life with the belief that school/work/boss/parents are always right, I work in a cubicle at Intel Corporation, 9-5 each day, I had this misconception about people that are making money as being immoral) to level 5 (I want to start doing some freelance work - I'm a computer programmer, moving away from the 9-5, I want to start investing some of my savings etc). As you can imagine, your series on wealth generation came at the perfect time for me. Other great ideas that I've picked up from your podcast and started applying in my life, in random order: The Graves Level (opened my eyes immensely to the world around me. It's just so fascinating how they apply to all levels of the world); systems thinking (helped me in my relationships - I can see so much better now where people are coming from and not take things personally); Maslow's Pyramid (I knew the model from before, but you helped me understand that the lower needs need to be satisfied constantly. It's not that you graduate to a new level and you don't have to deal with it anymore - this has helped me keep an eye on my needs and getting better at making sure that the fundamental bases are covered); the idea that not all personal development books and resources can be applied to anyone and you have to go and find those that match your personality. And many, many more. I could go on and on with all the great things I've learned just by listening to you and reading your blog, and in what a positive way it has impacted my life. I am extremely grateful for it, and I want to congratulate you for putting all this amazing knowledge out there for free.
Antonia, since doing my profile with you, I have the validation to be me. Since my childhood I have felt like a square peg in a round hole. I have thoroughly researched my 'profile' through other avenues yet have not been provided with the detail that links it all together - you provided that for me. Love your work.
I ran into Antonia for the first time while listening to a podcast. Hearing her talk, the ease and depth with which she discussed type struck me. At that time I was looking for a true professional that would be able to help me gain more insight into myself and I knew I had to connect with her. As we did our extended session, I had the pleasure of experiencing a very empathic, straightforward, clear and insightful woman. Antonia helped me find answers and see things about myself that were priceless. I recommend her to anyone looking for valuable answers!
I really want to thank you - it was your webinars for Eben's Guru Product Blueprints course that led me to your courses and to me understanding my work in the world. It was our conversations about starting this INFJ group that I recognized that I have a role to play in this. It was things that you said in these trainings that helped me to see that I would attract these other INFJs just by being myself, just as strongly as my mentor attracted me to learn from her. That is proving true and I am awestruck and humbled and so grateful to be experiencing this. It is through my interactions with INFJs in my coaching practice as well as in Facebook groups that I have refined my understanding of so many of the challenges as well as recognize more fully that what I offer is of tremendous value to them. I have had many people say that they began searching all the threads to capture my comments, "stalking" as one put it, in a friendly way of course. One said he could tell from the start that I have "it", that I know what I'm doing. Another phrased it "I love the way your mind works, I want to think the way you do". There are more, and probably a lot who I haven't interacted with personally. This is all encouraging me to continue along this path. But it really was your work introducing me to the Jungian typology that set me on the path.... Through my interactions, I have forwarded a few people to your programs and I know they have found support in them just as I have. So, long story short, Thank You!
As a faithful listener of the Personality Podcast and an INFJ, I want to extend my gratitude to you for your recent INFJ podcast. It hit home on so many levels and reminded me of how much I bring to the world, even with all the unique challenges I have faced. I plan to share it with my mom, another INFJ, soon (how lucky am I, as an INFJ, to have been raised by somebody who truly understands?!!). I also want to say how much I enjoy the podcasts and the website, and I hope you keep it going for a long time to come, because I will be listening and reading!
What a great program, very dynamic and transformational. You killed it… And most of us, too. 🙂
Your courses have changed my life immeasurably, and in so many ways! In everything - from what I do with my time, the wonderful people I now get to meet and feel comfortable with, even my ability relate with my husband (especially that one), the quality of my experience is forever better because I found you.
I just wanted to say Thank You for what you did for me over the course of our coaching sessions. You were able to tap into areas of my life that I didn't even know existed. You reached in and pulled out the ideas that have been mulling around for years, without direction. You truly have a special gift in what you do and how you are able to connect with others. Now that I'm back from traveling, I plan to get started on my coaching path. I hope that I can keep the momentum going, as you know, I tend to fall off when it gets "boring" but this feels much more authentic than pursuits in the past. So again, thank you for taking the time to coach me and for illuminating a path that's been there all along.
Dear Antonia and Joel, Your words of wisdom have inspired me to move from a place of hiding into a world of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment I never knew existed. One where my insight is valued and desired. One where I get to play from my strength and do rewarding work I enjoy. Your generosity of spirit is so inspiring as you do the ongoing work it takes to create and share this info that’s so vital to our happiness! It’s amazing to see how brilliantly you plant the seeds of transformation. Then I go back to my life and they bloom and grow! Your courses have changed my life immeasurably, and in so many ways! In everything - from what I do with my time, the wonderful people I now get to meet and feel comfortable with, even my ability relate with my husband (especially that one), the quality of my experience is forever better because I found you. What an awesome gift to give someone! THANK YOU, Personality Hackers!!!! I love you guys!