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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk with guest host Christian Rivera about using your 6th cognitive function in your stack to break a loop. This episode (Part 1) covers the ISFP, ISTP, ESFJ, and ESTJ personality types.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • INTP guest host, Christian Rivera from DOPEamine, joins in.
  • Why ISFPs, ISTPs, ESFJs and ESTJs need to bookmark this episode.
  • The power of your 6th function from Dr. Dario Nardi’s book, The Magic Diamond.
  • How we often reject our 6th function and what to do about it.
  • What is a cognitive function loop?
    • How you can get stuck in either an Introverted or Extraverted place.
    • What a loop does with your Dominant (Driver) and Tertiary (10-yr-old) functions.
    • The downplayed role your Auxiliary (Co-pilot) function takes.
  • The hacks for ISxPs to break a loop:
    • The signs that you are stuck in a loop.
    • What happens when your Introverted Intuition (Tertiary) takes over your Extraverted Sensing (Auxiliary)?
    • Why using your Introverted Sensing (6th function) jump starts your Extraverted Sensing.
    • The potent exercise of reflecting on the past.
    • Becoming the instantaneous, fully present version of yourself.
  • How ESxJs can break a loop:
    • Recognizing what a loop looks like for you.
    • The frenetic place you get into when your Extraverted Intuition (Tertiary) takes over your Introverted Sensing (Auxiliary).
    • Getting your Extraverted Sensing (6th function) to help get you present.
    • The powerful Sensory grounding exercise to break the loop.

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  • Julie
    • Julie
    • September 5, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    I wish I had discovered my mistype last year! My friends and I were so sure that I’m an INFJ, my attachment to Ni is that strong, and I’m definitely not a mechanic like the ISTP stereotype. I’ll be taping this up everywhere- ACT NOW. It’s the (obvious) advice I’ve been trying to avoid for a long time. I needed to hear this.

  • Christian Rivera
    • Christian Rivera
    • December 22, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    So glad this episode was helpful for you!

  • Christian Rivera
    • Christian Rivera
    • December 22, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    So glad this episode was helpful for you!

  • Shawn Caruthers
    • Shawn Caruthers
    • November 23, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    This podcast is so useful! I’ve naturally done the things you’ve recommended as an ISFP. Reviewing my past accomplishments definitely motivate me to function properly in Extroverted Sensing.

    It’s funny because even when I thought I was an INTJ growing TE, I used the same hack in order to get things done. My kids say that I am a finisher. :)
    ISFPs can be quite diligent if they tap into doing what they truly believe in.

    Anyway, thanks for all you do! –
    – Shawn Caruthers ( formerly Thompson)
    Personality Hacker Certified Profiler

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