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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the idealism and paradox of each Jungian Judging Function.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Why there is contradiction mixed into each judging (decision-making) cognitive function.
  • What the judging functions are: Introverted Thinking (Accuracy), Extraverted Thinking (Effectiveness), Introverted Feeling (Authenticity) and Extraverted Feeling (Harmony).
  • How are there paradoxes in these functions?
    • What each judging function is dealing with.
    • How these functions are influencing us.
    • Are each judging function’s ideals even attainable?
    • When obsession or compulsion strikes the judging functions.
  • What is Introverted Feeling (Authenticity) contradictorily seeking?
    • Joel’s (ENFP) Introverted Feeling ideal and what corruption means to it.
    • What are the realities of Authenticity?
    • What makes Authenticity feel like being on a hamster wheel?
    • How the paradox affects Authenticity in the 3-year-old position (ExTJs).
    • What Authenticity can really obtain in the end.
  • Introverted Thinking’s (Accuracy) contradiction:
    • Antonia’s (ENTP) Accuracy challenge.
    • Why Accuracy has to make choices.
    • Why bias is such a bother.
    • The true gains Accuracy actually gets.
    • Why the 3-year-old position of Accuracy (ExFJs) should know this paradox.
  • What is Extraverted Feeling’s (Harmony) paradox?
    • The trap it faces.
    • Why prioritization plays a role in Harmony.
    • How Harmony users can understand the purposes of pain in life.
    • When Harmony seeks impossible outcomes.
    • The magic Harmony gains through its paradox.
    • What disruptive technology is available to Harmony?
  • The contradiction inherent in Extraverted Thinking (Effectiveness).
    • What Effectiveness is obsessed about.
    • Why perfect systems don’t really exist.
    • What happens to Effectiveness when corruption hits?
    • The outcome that transcends Effectiveness.
  • Why these function paradoxes are so worth experiencing.
    • Finding the incredible emergents that come through these contradictions.

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  • Kylie
    • Kylie
    • February 10, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    I always like your work, Antonia and Joel, but this episode is next level brilliant. Thank you.

  • Kat
    • Kat
    • May 21, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    What a great episode! I loved your comment about fact checking being done wrong if you can tell the political leaning of the fact checker- what a great Ti insight.

    I’m an Fi user (INFP) about to make a career change, and I’m feeling the paradox of authenticity strongly. On the one hand, I’m trying to change careers into a position that feels more authentic (more Fi and less Te). On the other hand, the way there requires networking, which feels inauthentic to me. So it feels like there’s no fully authentic way—either I stay in my inauthentic job, or I take inauthentic steps towards an authentic job.

    Thank you for a great episode and podcast in general!

  • IxTx?
    • IxTx?
    • March 20, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    This was supposed to be an answer to Antonia Dodge answering my initial comment.

  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • March 19, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I suspect you meant that, as an INTJ, your Fi is your tertiary. Which still means it’s highly influential.


  • IxTx?
    • IxTx?
    • March 20, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Probably partly because I’m thinking about it more because of the context, but still, yes. A few more “indication points” toward Te. Thanks!

    I have now brought out my E-book reader (itself over 10 years old and still working fine btw :-) ) and started to continue reading Jung. Provided suitable comment fields, I’ll probably come back later, hopefully with conclusions.

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