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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about how to build a strong foundation on your inferior (3-year-old) cognitive function if it is a perceiving function.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • The metaphor of building a foundation on your 3 Year Old cognitive function.
    • The 3 Year Old as a blind spot
    • The concept of stabilizing this function
    • How can you leverage your 3 Year Old function?
  • Building a foundation on the four perceiving cognitive functions in the inferior position
  • The sensing functions – what do these generally look like when they’re in the 3 Year Old position?
  • ENxPs – Building a foundation on Memory (Si):
    • How can you overcome resistance to templates?
    • Being attentive to the rhythm of your life
    • How does consistency facilitate creativity?
  • INxJs – Building a foundation on Sensation (Se):
    • What happens if you de-tether from Se?
    • The relationship between Se and action
    • The power of presence
  • The role the intuitive functions play in the 3 Year Old position
  • ESxPs – Building a foundation on Perspectives (Ni):
    • The tendency to avoid thinking about consequences
    • How can you use action now to impact the future?
    • Creating a life of meaning
  • ISxJs – Building a foundation on Exploration (Ne):
    • The idea of living a “big enough life” to avoid regret
    • Some “what if” questions to ask yourself
    • Making peace with change

In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about how to build a strong foundation on your inferior (3-year-old) cognitive function if it is a perceiving function. #myersbriggs

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  • Tine
    • Tine
    • July 5, 2020 at 9:12 am

    INTJ here. The best quote from this podcast: “That old adage of measure twice cut once? Measure TWICE, don’t measure four hundred times.”
    I need that above my bed. And as a background on my computer. And as a reminder alarm about once an hour…

    Regarding meditation: I found that it does help, but I need a specific type of meditation that focusses on the senses. Like walking in a forrest and trying to count all the different kinds of bird song I can hear. Or sitting down with a cup of tea and nothing else, trying to taste all the nuances of flavour in there. Maybe that’s not what other types traditionally see as “meditation”, but I find it to be one of the best ways to get out of my head and into my body.

  • Addison
    • Addison
    • April 21, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Wow, this was exactly what I needed to hear right now. I’m an 22 year old ISFJ male. I was just furloughed from my job and I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. The hardest part for me is figuring out how to use my Fe to implement change in my life. Before quarantine, I had decided that I need to make some new friends that are more aligned with my values, that I can be open with because they can understand me and I understand them (if that makes sense). I joined a couple sports leagues by myself to meet new people, but sadly they got canceled after the first week. I also travel around the country typically throughout the year to play a sport that I love, which I’m unable to do now. It kind of feels like my Ne foundation that I’m trying to build is falling apart, and that I’m just going to have to wait for quarantine to end in order to start setting up the foundation. I guess now that I’m writing this, I’m realizing that in quarantine I have gotten into some new things, like calisthenics, new tv shows, skateboarding, and meditation. I just don’t know which of all my avenues to pursue at the moment, because I don’t know what I want. I do like the way y’all are putting it – I’m expanding my territory and giving myself more opportunity for a better life. I’ve also been thinking about applying to jobs in different states, because now seems like a good time for it. Joel, thank you for pointing out that I should ask the question – “What am I preserving here?” I will definitely be asking that question in regards to my whole routine to make sure I’m doing what I want and for good reasons. Also, Antonia, what you pointed out really stuck out to me- (Paraphrasing) “ISJ’s are about continuity/comfort. The life we built for ourselves is comfortable because it’s familiar, not because it’s actually comfortable. What’s outside of the system that we built is often a better life.” Wow, I really needed to hear that. In summary, thanks to both of y’all! If there is anything I mentioned that you think I may be looking at in not the best way, please let me know. Also sorry for the jumbled response haha

  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • March 26, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    As stated in the title and in the podcast itself, this is Part 1. We began with the perceiving functions. Part 2 will focus on types that lead with judging functions, like INFPs.

    The podcast is freely given, and we prefer it to be consumed by people who deem it worth their time.


  • Daniel
    • Daniel
    • March 26, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    I think that was a waste of time, there was no INFP section?

  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • March 25, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Ahhh – they are similar, so I can understand the confusion. :)

    This podcast takes a little different tack than the previous.


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