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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the power of making decisions using the system of your own unique personality type.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • How does the system of our Myers-Briggs® personality type work together to help us make our decisions?
    • Can knowing our type help us make better decisions? The power of models, maps and tools
    • Example – an ENTJ and a box of cookies
  • What does a systems thinking approach to decision making look like?
  • Why decision making is difficult in a post-modern world.
  • How an ENTJ and an INTP can use their cognitive functions to decide whether or not to buy the box of cookies.
  • Understanding your backseat functions – what to do if the decision is coming from your 10 Year Old or 3 Year Old function.
  • Coaching others to help them make better decisions for themselves
  • What are the two different roles the Perceiving and the Judging functions play in decision making?
  • Why is it harder for Perceivers to make decisions?
    • How introverted and extraverted judging functions differ in coming to decisive action.
    • The importance of “experiencing” as a Perceiver
  • How can understanding the nature of our functions help with decision making?:
    • Memory (Si) and Perspectives (Ni) – how their infinite nature can trick us
    • Accuracy (Ti) and Authenticity (Fi) – why they can never come to a satisfying conclusion
    • Exploration (Ne) and Sensation (Se) – why do they need to explore?
    • Harmony (Fe) and Effectiveness (Te) – the downside of making quick decisions
  • Activity – use the Car Model to answer question: “should I buy a pack of cookies?”
  • Each function has a different relationship with consuming cookies.
  • Self awareness when it comes to your back-seat functions and making decisions.

In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about the power of making decisions using the system of your own unique personality type. #myers-briggs #makingdecisions

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  • Danielle
    • Danielle
    • March 2, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Ne: Probably not interested in the cookies unless it’s a new type of cookie. However, Ne is also liable to concoct an crazy plan, “Instead of buying cookies for myself, I should bake this really elaborate cookie recipe that goes way over my head!” (If this should happen, Fi will probably get on board with the idea to give the cookies to someone. If this happens and I don’t listen to Te and Si screaming inside my head, I will either get distracted or bite off way more than I can chew in baking or someone has to step in and remind me to think reasonably).

    Fi: Probably also not too terribly interested in cookies, but feigns interest out of a desire to make sure Te doesn’t screw everything up.

    Te: Do I have enough money to buy the cookies? Have I been eating healthy today? Do I really even want these cookies?

    Si: Might want comfort food (in this case, it will most likely demand cake), but it might also whisper in my ear that if I eat too many I’ll get sick. It really depends on my mood.

    The deciding factor for me here will probably be Te. It’s a minor enough decision that I feel confident that I can let Te take the reins.

    I tend to think of a lot of my decision making as this tension point between Fi and Te where major decisions need to be constantly filtered through the other and checked. I see Te as a supplement to Fi though, it gets to come out and play when Fi has already decided that something is a go.

    I find it is really important for me to find small ways I can utilize Te without letting it take over. I am definitey guilty of what is referred to as the “ENFP Te bitch slap,” which usually leaves me feeling awful later on because whatever I said was not in accordance with Fi at all.

    If my functions were people, I could see Te roping Ne into basically devising a plan to absolutely verbally cut someone down. Then, Fi has to step in and say “Okay, we’re not actually doing this. If it makes you feel better, imagnie it, but we are NOT doing this” Si may chime in, “Remeber that one time.” I have actually had to conciously slow myself down before to prevent an NeTe loop attack. Self-restraint is a really beautiful thing.

  • Ernest G Gordon
    • Ernest G Gordon
    • February 29, 2020 at 3:41 am

    I noticed this practice comes into play when my Ne captures an idea or possibility and quickly run towards my three year old(Te) to actualize an idea; however once the idea is actualize the my FI comes to the altar and evaluate if the idea is authentic to my core causing me to hoard or fret on my attempt!

  • Anna
    • Anna
    • February 29, 2020 at 12:08 am

    Well i dont know much about other types im infp and our fisi loop looks like, omg i did that wrong,im bad (fi), yes exactly and last time u did the same(si). Im an awful person (fi), yeah, yeah, totally agree (si). But it’s unhealthy.

  • Annemijn
    • Annemijn
    • March 2, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Can anyone help me? I’m an ENFP, so my stack would be Ne-Fi-Te-Si, but I don’t know how I’d use these functions when making a decision…

  • Anna
    • Anna
    • February 28, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    How can u be in Fisi or FiNi loop? It’s either.. Or…

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