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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the Myers-Briggs cognitive functions and their relationship to time.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • A float tank is excellent for Introverted Intuition
  • Introversion and extraversion have an interesting relationship with time and space.
  • All the extraverted functions live in the outside world.
  • So they are intrinsically tied to the laws of interfacing, which are laws we need to agree on to interface with other people.
  • One of those laws is the law of time.
  • We, as humans, experience time linearly.
  • We are linear but time and space are not.
  • All the extraverted functions are bound to time and space as a continuum.
  • The introverted functions are untethered from the laws of interfacing because they are inside of us, so they aren’t tethered to linear time.
  • Extraverted Functions:
    • 2 Extraverted Perceiving functions:
      • Extraverted Intuition
      • Extraverted Sensing
  • These are the parts of us that want to have freedom and learn, so they are the most rebellious to time.
  • These functions tend to resent time because it means less time for experiences.
  • 2 Extraverted Judging Functions
    • Extraverted Feeling
    • Extraverted Thinking
  • These functions are more likely to hand themselves over to time because they recognize the need for schedules.
  • You recognize you can’t have full freedom and get goals accomplished.
  • Extraverted Intuition tries to cheat time by packing as many experiences in as possible
  • Extraverted Sensing cheats time by being present and having the most intense experiences it can.
  • Extraverted Perceiving functions are both eager for experiences.
  • All extraverted functions acknowledge that the rules of time and space exist, but they react differently to them.
  • Extraverted perceiving functions rebel against time
  • Extraverted judging functions work within the laws of time.
  • All introverted functions don’t need to interact with the outer world at all.
  • Introverted Functions:
    • 2 Introverted Perceiving functions
      • Introverted Intuition
      • Introverted Sensing
    • 2 Introverted Judging functions
      • Introverted Thinking
      • Introverted Feeling
  • Introverted functions get to decide whether or not to interface with time.
  • Introverted Sensing is fascinated with the past
  • Introverted Intuition is more interested in the future.
  • But both can interact with the past or future.
  • They capture experiences and bring them inside to interact with at their leisure.
  • Post-processing.
  • Introverted Perceiving processes don’t need to obey the laws of time, but they master it within themselves
  • This is why Introverted perceivers will sometimes struggle with time management because the outer world isn’t their usual way of interacting with time.
  • INFJs and ISFJs may struggle with organization because they must wait for a catalyst or need to get them into action.
  • So, these types may struggle to interface with time similarly to Extraverted Perceivers.
  • Introverted Judging functions are the least tied to time because they create systems in their heads.
  • Time Binding is a thought or concept written down thousands of years ago which holds up thousands of years later.
  • Data isn’t bound by time.
  • Extraverted Judging functions are the most likely to hand themselves over to the rules of time.
  • Introverted Judging functions are the least likely to hand themselves over to time.
  • Introverted Perceiving functions could ignore time, but they have chosen not to because it is pleasurable for them to be gods over time.
  • Introverted functions are often called selfish because they are self-oriented.
  • All the extraverted functions are imperious. They believe they should be able to get their way.
  • This info may help us give grace to each other.
  • Introverts aren’t selfish; they just self-reference.
  • Extraverts aren’t overstepping they are just experiencing in the outer world.
  • Sit down and write down your four-function stack, as we do in the car model.
  • The ENTP driver process is Extraverted Intuition which rebels against time as much as it can.
  • ENTPs copilot is Introverted Thinking which doesn’t care that much for time.
  • So, an ENTP needs to find another part of themselves to interact with time in a better way.
  • ENTPs tertiary is Extraverted Feeling which has a responsive relationship to time.
  • So, an ENTP needs to set up catalysts in life to put them into motion and get things done to meet external needs.
  • It may be okay for you to be beholden to people if it helps you get things done.
  • ENTPs inferior is Introverted Sensing which isn’t going to interface with time reliably, but it can review concepts of time.
  • Extraverted Intuition wants to rebel against time, but Introverted Sensing sees itself as the master of time and has a friendlier relationship to it.
  • So, if an ENTP wants to develop a friendly relationship with time, they can use their inferior function to develop a friendlier relationship with time.
  • But the highest leverage function for the ENTP to interface well with time is their tertiary, Extraverted Feeling.
  • It won’t be a strength. It will be a bit idealistic and sloppy, at first.
  • ENTPs are very good at performing at the eleventh hour which helps them overcome their weaknesses with time
  • ENTPs have a more responsive relationship with time than ENFPs who must use their tertiary Extraverted Thinking.
  • Extraverted Thinking is going to be more proactive with time and less responsive.
  • ENFPs may tether to time better than ENTPs because of their tertiary.
  • Our relationship to time and space is only one node of how we interact with time and space.
  • So, are IPs screwed? No
  • When Introverted Feeling or Thinking realize something is truly important to them, they bring all the conviction and integrity with them and blast it to the outside world.
  • IPs can be unstoppable.
  • Because IPs can’t rely upon time and space as the thing that gets them going, they need to use their superpower of conviction and integrity to determine what is important.
  • You aren’t screwed if you don’t have a natural tethering to time.
  • The stereotype is that the EJs have the most natural ability to interact with time and space.
  • But EJs lack the relationship with their inner calibration, so the things they get done aren’t serving them as well as if they were able to interface more fully with inner conviction and integrity.
  • Don’t see this as fatalistic.
  • There are many components to getting things done.
  • One of the advantages to extraverted perceiving functions is that they still recognize the laws of time and space.
  • So they get a lot done.
  • They are less worried about the economy of their actions.

 In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about the Myers-Briggs cognitive functions and their relationship to time. #MBTI #myersbriggs

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  • Nicole Harrison
    • Nicole Harrison
    • September 27, 2019 at 3:23 am

    In awe of*

  • Nicole Harrison
    • Nicole Harrison
    • September 27, 2019 at 3:22 am

    I don’t usually comment but this was an outstanding podcast guys, best one you’ve done in a long time, and that is certainly not to take away from any of your other podcasts because they have all been very good but this is next level. It’s genuine new content that I haven’t seen anywhere else and yet it is just so true, all of it. I think it’s just been waiting to be put into words. This was absolutely spot on for every single person that I can think of and how they deal with time and is something that I have felt, or subconsciously understood through my Ni, but never been able to articulate or even really being consciously aware of knowing, and yet every single word just resonated truth. Antonia, you have not only absolutely hit the nail on the head with understanding how it all works, but you’ve somehow also managed to articulate it in a way that is within reach for other people to understand. I’m always in all of your amazing Ti.

    One of my absolute favourite podcasts so far guys. It’s not just about reframing existing information about types and functions in a way for people to understand but it’s really new insightful information. I know that you tend to hold back on the really detailed content because you have chosen to create a brand around information that is accessible even to people who are new to typology, which I absolutely respect and is how I was able to build my knowledge up over time. But please don’t hold back on things like this because it’s actually really comprehensive and accurate and I would say a big chunk of your listeners could understand this more than what you would realise. If you are putting the disclaimer at the start that this is maybe an intermediate or advanced level podcast, then you have given listeners the choice to wait until they have a more thorough understanding of function theory while at the same time satisfying a deep craving for more detailed and abstract information that a LOT of your listeners have.

  • Brandy
    • Brandy
    • September 27, 2019 at 12:35 am

    So, I try my best to be on time and be cognizant of time frames and in all honesty.. if it weren’t for my husband, I’d still struggle more with this. I think when fully engaged “inside” I can totally overlook time, as well as clothes that I’ve placed strategically as to not forget them!! and still manage to look right past them. Ugh! I do love my to do list and feel fully accomplished when I complete it but it seems to never end. Also, I have to take into account if I’m giving enough attention to my husband, pets, and myself. I took two different verifiable MBTI tests and I got INFJ and INFP. I feel as though I’m always in the middle of everything, lol. I think one day I may find a balance. Only time will tell -ha!!

  • Sophina
    • Sophina
    • September 30, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Wow this was a brilliant episode.

  • Dan Mccaffrey
    • Dan Mccaffrey
    • September 28, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Another INFP here, married to an ESFJ. This podcast was great! I laughed out loud when Joel gave the example of going to a restaurant and planning ahead of time about how to take care of everyone’s needs. Every time I go through a drive through with my family, I get a small amount of anxiety about making all of those decisions and hearing everyone’s requests and keeping it straight. It’s like my brain shuts down and it’s very challenging. I’d much rather figure everything out ahead of time and just have my wife dictate to me when we’re there. Pretty funny.
    Also, I regularly enter a time warp where apparently I’m just stewing in my Fi and don’t realize that time is just slipping by. This might be while I’m washing dishes or doing something else mundane. It doesn’t bother me though. ?.
    My profession is a project manager and structural engineer, so I’ve had to learn processes to manage time. I definitely lay things out sequentially, with the help of my Te, even though it is technically my inferior.
    Thanks again for another great podcast to learn about myself and others!

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