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In this episode, Joel and Antonia go on a journey of discovery where they showcase the need for positively expressed Introverted Feeling in today’s world.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Introverted Feeling (Fi) – “Authenticity”
  • Identity crisis – Fi struggles to know who they are
  • Because of that, they recognize that people, in general, have the same struggle
  • Fi sometimes resists the notion that it is okay to follow their core identity.
  • Fi gets the message that it is selfish to pursue what feels right.
  • Fi is very internal and subjective
  • Not selfish so much as self-focused – the self is the guiding star for Fi
  • A lot of the self is not acceptable to the outside world.
  • “The more personal something is, the more universal it is.”
  • The gift Fi gives is the ability to tune into core values and share the nuanced fidelity of human interactions and emotions.
  • A coal miner for your heart
  • Without Fi, you mistake one motivation for all motivations
  • “This person voted for this candidate, which means they are this type of person.”
  • No one ever has a single motivation.
  • FPs end up in the arts because it explores the complexity of human motivations.
  • People don’t know why they do what they do.
  • Every public defender’s office is probably staffed with a lot of FPs because they see the need to defend the complexity of human emotion.
  • No one is 100% pure evil like no one is 100% good.
  • Good vs. bad is a social construct.
  • Life-affirming things over life-negating things.
  • “Doth Protest Too Much” when people are judgmental of other’s motivations.
  • Every villain began as a victim.
  • Civility is a thin veneer.
  • The darkness is there, and it will come out eventually.
  • What we resist persists.
  • Fi uses emotions to find truths others would find offensive.
  • It feels impossible to Fi to describe an incredibly complex emotion.
  • Fi is better at demonstration than explanation, which is why they are usually artists in some way.
  • Introverted Thinking (Ti) is better at explanation than demonstration
  • Fi deals in narratives and stories and finds the truth inside the story.
  • Motivations = gas in your car
  • Core values = guard rails
  • We are making up our reason for doing things all the time. We think they are legit, but they are arbitrary.
  • Bullshit reasons = rationalizations
  • We get what we want at the end of the day then we rationalize why it happened.
  • Fi understands that we have stories for everything, but it doesn’t make them true.
  • People don’t want to give up their victimhood.
  • Something happens to us then we create stories to explain why it happened.
  • Our stories are malleable. We can choose the more empowering one.
  • Healthy Fi allows us to look at our narratives and ask ourselves if our stories are limiting us.
  • When Fi isn’t healthy, it will take an event and paint it in an impenetrable, inarguable way.
  • Because Fi is so good with stories, and it can’t make things happen in the outer world because Te is a weakness, so it tries to paint a picture to get the outcome it wants.
  • Fi people often couch things in a way that isn’t completely accurate to get the result it wants.
  • Stories/narratives are extremely powerful.
  • Learn to spot the Disingenuous spin
  • Spin your narratives in a way that makes you feel empowered.
  • Narrative casting is a way to unlock a pathway forward to avoid getting stuck.
    • Why do I care about this?
    • What am I preserving?
    • To what end?
  • Drive down the motivation road. Keep asking why.
  • Narrative casting is proactive.
  • Diagnosis needs to come first.
  • Fi is the most closely tied to ego/identity
  • Every new way of experiencing things is an identity change.
  • Narrative casting spins the story in an effort to protect the ego.
  • “Be sure you’re right, then go ahead.” Davy Crockett
  • Gain mastery over yourself first.
  • We are all going to die alone.
  • Who you start life with will be different from who we finish our lives with.
  • You are the origination point for the decisions you make.
  • You are sovereign.
  • I’m the only one who gets to determine what I want to be.
  • “Why does your selfishness of how you want to be trump my selfishness to be who I want to be?”
  • Fi can go within and be incredibly self-reflective.
  • The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron
  • Shadow artist – no permission to be the artist you want to be so you hang around the edges of those who are doing what you won’t permit yourself to do.
  • Roles are shadow artists to the true you.
  • Your life is the character. You are the art.
  • Don’t spin the narrative; become the narrative.
  • People who are exceptional at Fi become the models that we all need.
  • Fi sees the benefits of seeing people more kindly.
  • Fi provides Kindness training – Kindness toward others and ourselves
  • Fi can inspire others because it believes in people beyond reason or logic sometimes.
  • Fi can create magic in the world because it can see the magic in the world.

In this episode Joel and Antonia go on a journey of discovery where they showcase the need for positively expressed Introverted Feeling in today's world. #MBTI #introvertedfeeling #INFP #ISFP #ENFP #ESFP

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  • ryan williams
    • ryan williams
    • February 21, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Perfect Jūlija

  • Anthony
    • Anthony
    • September 15, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Really great episode! Fi is a tricky one to understand, and even though I still can’t quite describe it in words, in my head I know what it is now. Thanks.

  • Jūlija
    • Jūlija
    • August 17, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you for these interesting insights!
    People often misunderstand introverted feeling and say that it is selfish and self-centered. I’d like to add some the reasons why the world needs Fi.
    ● When it comes to making ethical judgments, Fi digs deeper than Fe does and wants to make sure their values are universally good. I’d say that we are more insighful and have better understanding of morality itself and want to be able to honestly say that we are good according to our own standards. Fi is the cognitive function for conscience itself.
    ● Fi types are excellent at understanding not only the motivations but also the emotions of people and are actually the best at reading people. We have the deepest empathy of all types (although they might struggle to express it). We genuinely want every individual in this world to be able to live an amazing, fulfilling life and to be able to realise their unique potential. We really want to make the world a better place for everyone, even those who do evil, as we still see them as human beings with a good heart somewhere inside there. We want to fight for everyone who is a victim of some kind of injustice. That’s why INFPs, who are Fi-doms, are called healers. The power of Fi, when channeled through Ne or Se, can be really beneficial for the world.

  • Ata
    • Ata
    • August 11, 2020 at 10:42 am

    This wasn’t meant to be a reply but a seperate comment lol

  • Ata
    • Ata
    • August 11, 2020 at 10:38 am

    What was troubling to hear for me as an Fi dominant was how it is one of the functions most associated with ego. I’ve been meditating for the past few years and I couldn’t help but notice most of the teachers I’ve been listening to are Ni and Fe users. This scares me as I create a sort of victim narrative that says “enlightenment” is only reserved for the some types, the ones that use the mind-body connection of Ni and Se or types that lead with a perceiving rather than judging function.

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