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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk with Christian Rivera about his journey through mental health issues as an INTP Personality Type.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- Christian Rivera – Dopamine Podcast
- Multimedia designer and creative consultant
- Christian is an INTP
- Dad = ESFJ
- Mom = ISFP
- Grew up in Philadelphia
- Dad pushed him out of his introverted world
- At 11, he realized that he was experiencing extreme highs and lows
- He realized he had a high functioning bipolar disorder known as Cyclothymia
- He birthed his podcast to express his ideas and talk about his experiences with mental health
- Went through a divorce in 2017
- He felt he was the problem.
- He wasn’t gelling with society and didn’t think he could fit in anywhere.
- Used his INTP superpowers to understand typology and disseminate what an INTP was.
- All of 2018 he spent exploring his entire life raised in a sensor feeler society as an INTP
- What is intuition?
- What am I learning as a person?
- What am I capable of as a Thinker?
- What am I capable of as an Intuitive?
- What does society think I am?
- What did my parents think I was?
- What did my romantic partners think I was?
- He does Uber to get to know his city and people
- PTSD after a relationship ends may be common for INTs
- Learning nuances of emotions has helped with his Extraverted Feeling
- Religion-based trauma and mental abuse
- Every time he would talk to someone about how he felt about something he was shut down, so he stopped trusting his Introverted Thinking
- Gas Lighting
- The thing Introverted Thinkers give to the world may always be perceived as an assault unless the Ti user finds a way to convey their compassion and good intent first.
- “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
- “This is my intent. This is what I am trying to say.”
- Be thorough with what your intentions are.
- Don’t treat your emotions as a foreign thing. Emotions are important data.
- Introverted Feeling can hold a lot of space for emotions.
- Introverted Thinking can hold a lot of space for thoughts.
- You have to get to the thought process before you can reprogram it.
- Thinkers, in general, may feel emotions are messy.
- INTPs feel like they have ADD/ADHD/Aspergers because they don’t emote the same way as other people
- People want to know the crossover between mental health diagnoses and personality type.
- Christian relates some of his Extraverted Intuition to his hyper mania
- Depression is the inability to access positive feelings
- Mania has all the positive feelings but avoids challenging ones.
- It is natural when developing Extraverted Intuition to want to go out and party
- It can lead you down a bad path which can hurt your mental health more than it helps.
- Be aware of your triggers
- Listen to yourself when you’re in the middle of an experience.
- An introvert can drown out sensory info by endless talking
- Extraverted Intuition can get overly consumed with doing it all and forget personal safety and health
- Liquid courage to ease connection
- It takes awhile to understand the dichotomous nature of Myers-Briggs.
- Figuring out the balance is important.
- Personal development is work
- Keep your finger on the pulse of your personal growth and recognize when you need to ask for help
- Stop to process. Don’t stay in perpetual motion.
- Refortify your boundaries to make sure relationships are working better.
- You have to put on the shell sometimes to break out of it.
- Extraverted Intuition can give you a ton of info, but then you need to introvert to understand what it means.
- INTX Unleashed
- Personality Hacker book
- Dopamine.life podcast
- Vulnerability is a strength
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