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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 judging function.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • What do we mean by building a foundation on your 3 Year Old function?
  • What are some of the differences between having a perceiving or a judging function in the 3 Year Old position?
    • Some characteristics of types that lead with a judging function
  • ExTJs – Building a foundation on Authenticity (Fi):
    • What do you need to admit to yourself?
    • Finding points to access your inner world and emotions
    • Creating the gift of patience
  • ExFJs – Building a foundation on Accuracy (Ti):
    • The need for personal truths
    • What does it mean to live a lie?
    • How can you access and live your truth?
  • IxFPs – Building a foundation on Effectiveness (Te):
    • Admitting when you can’t do it all yourself
    • How can you “make your mark”?
    • The importance of “working your way up”
  • IxTPs – Building a foundation on Harmony (Fe):
    • Admitting the need for social approval
    • Why don’t others appreciate your value?
    • Using humor as an access point to social harmony
  • Using the concept of building a foundation 3 Year Old to find leverage points

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 judging function. #myersbriggs

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    • asasdasd
    • May 30, 2020 at 3:58 pm

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  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • April 4, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    I don’t think I’d conflate universal truths with ultimate truths. “Ultimate” indicates conclusiveness, which I don’t think is attainable. But otherwise – yes, Ti (in the abstract) is the master of personal and universal truths. That is its superpower. Of course, natural talent won’t take a Ti user (person) to this place. Consistent and progressive skill development is required to watch one’s mind fall for cognitive biases, and to be able to rewire oneself quickly to match emergent truths and not emotionally attach to corrupt data.

    Of course it isn’t god-like. One doesn’t have to have ‘access to all information’ or be ‘absolutely stripped of any subconscious motivations to believe something dishonest’ to still outclass others in this capacity and model how to do it best.

    Funny enough, when we talk about Fe’s (in the abstract) ability to unconsciously absorb other people’s emotions, there are many that think we overstate this ability. But that’s just how it works, as any FJ will tell you.

    “Any sufficiently developed technology is indiscernible from magic.” And for Ti, that magic is in its ability to be logical at the cost of all other things – which is why it must be seasoned with other, more compassionate functions. Be that as it may, those of us with Ti can only hope we do the function proud.


  • Justine G
    • Justine G
    • April 4, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    This might seem somewhat tangential to the discussion, but I am interested to know what you mean by ‘truths’. It can’t really mean ‘universal’ or ‘ultimate’ truths, otherwise this would imply that all ITPs are god-like entities that have access to all information and are all absolutely stripped of any sub-conscious motivations to believe something ‘dishonest’, e.g. cognitive biases, which seems unlikely, though maybe ITPs tend to have more awareness of the problem of cognitive biases that most other types.

    Perhaps ‘personal truths’ would be a more precise way of putting it, though admittedly even this is not fully self-explanatory.

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