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In this podcast Joel and Antonia continue their 2 part discussion about how personality types experience triggers.


In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Check out part 1 in this series here.
  • What’s the difference between traumatic triggers and everyday triggers?
  • Why we should appreciate triggers.
  • The concept of the shadow – and how it relates to triggers.
  • How is personality type connected to triggers and shadow work?
  • The role our 3 Year Old function plays in shadow work.
    • What does it take to integrate this function?
  • How each of the 3 Year Old functions become triggered.
    • ESxPs: Perspectives (Introverted Intuition) – why having their intuition questioned can be triggering.
    • INxJs: Sensation (Extraverted Sensing) – how triggers affect their relationship with physical detail.
    • ISxJs: Exploration (Extraverted Intuition) – what triggers their uncertainty in their ideas?
    • IxTPs: Harmony (Extraverted Feeling) – how do emotions and social situations become triggering?
    • IxFPs: Effectiveness (Extraverted Thinking) – why are these types’ triggers more easily identifiable?
    • ExFJs: Accuracy (Introverted Thinking) – how having their beliefs challenged can feel triggering.
    • ENxPs: Memory (Introverted Sensing) – why being accused of being unable to follow through is triggering
    • ExTJs: Authenticity (Introverted Feeling) – why it can be challenging to identify their triggers in the first place.
  • How to use this podcast to approach your triggers.
  • How to reframe your mindset the next time you become triggered.
  • Tools that can help you regain balance when feeling triggered.

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  • Candice
    • Candice
    • June 23, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    Can you explain how “esfps have an almost pure expression of the gatekeeper or bridge to shadow?”

  • inno
    • inno
    • December 9, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    I always enjoy listening to you guys.
    Having a french background, I wanted to drop a note about “Gauche”. It means left (like in left hand).
    It really means “sloppy” as Antonia said. When a right handed tries to do something with the left hand, It can be very awkward when they have not trained a lot; That is the effect: “gauche”, sloppy, awkward, etc.

  • Deana Vazquez
    • Deana Vazquez
    • December 6, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    If you don’t know if you have Big T or little t trauma or if you are unable to say I was abused/ I have some form of trauma, but you wonder just what those terms might include, I urge you to research, and take an ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) test. Even after scoring high, I asked if I had Big or little T. Any one of them is a noteworthy score for Big T. Many of us don’t feel allowed to use the word abuse, but we may be overly prone to feelings of guilt and shame. Thank you, Personality Hacker, for advising members to find a counselor to work through this.

  • Ryan INFP
    • Ryan INFP
    • October 8, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    I would just say what i think about trigger points of an INFP is more to do with who or what type your talking to you are fighting other functions if i am talking to TI its like fighting physics they have to believe its true.I think its as simple to say that FI NE will choose whether to be triggered more on how the other individual formulates there opinion or whether they can be open to more broader opinion. Basically 5 people might say the same thing but it only triggers you twice. I have working at this for a few years now but as an FI user i reckonised this when i was a little kid but i use it to defend myself.

  • Ryan INFP
    • Ryan INFP
    • October 8, 2022 at 11:08 am

    27 Minutes in Who’s responsibility is it? our environment is who you are we cant all get to 40 then start thinking i do not agree with who i am. Should only people who reach full self awareness be parents? would that be evolution? I am triggered.

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