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In this podcast Joel and Antonia talk about awareness from the perspectives of different personality types.


In this podcast you’ll find:

  • What is self awareness? How is it both different from and related to self esteem?
  • Why does self awareness matter?
  • What issues arise from a lack of self awareness?
  • Joel and Antonia share their experiences with self awareness.
  • Does social media facilitate self awareness?
  • How self awareness relates to personal-growth work.
  • How we move from self awareness to self confidence and self worth.
    • How to combine these different concepts of “the self”.
  • What does the path to self awareness look like?
  • A word of caution about measuring “the self”.
    • How our personality type influences the way we measure ourselves.
    • How to stay calibrated.
  • An analogy to illustrate the difference between value and worth.
  • What makes discussing these concepts of “the self” potentially controversial?
  • What does self confidence look like in the context of this conversation?
    • Why do older people often have higher levels of self confidence?
  • How to build self confidence.
  • What Joel and Antonia would like you to take away from this episode.

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  • Brendi
    • Brendi
    • November 30, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    I’m very far behind on the podcast and just started listening to this series. About 10 min in and I gotta say, Joel, that your description of self awareness and what it mean to you regarding other people not being self aware, and the consequences for you, and the reason others self awareness is a criteria for you, strikes me as having to do with Enneagram type. It screams social 6.

  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • November 4, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Introverted Thinking (Accuracy) disassociates from the self, so it has an advantage in certain aspects of self-awareness. It can receive what others would consider painful feedback or self-assessment without getting triggered as easily. That said, it’s not the function to assess how things are making us feel, so us xxTP types can sometimes be painfully unaware of how we’re being impacted by things emotionally until they sneak up on us.

    Thanks for the comment!


  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • November 4, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    I appreciate you sharing your thoughts even when it’s hard to fully express.


  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • November 4, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you, Heather!


  • E
    • E
    • October 20, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Humility feels like a real marker of maturity for me— “observing the paradoxes within” as Antonia just said in the podcast— as well as knowing one’s own tics: your personal strengths and weaknesses in outer and inner worlds. I’m a big believer in taking responsibility for oneself (huge), but I’m an INFJ and through training, I feel this urgency to help. So the caveat is “*and* responsibility for oneself only,” as through hard lessons I’ve discovered that people need to learn their own lessons. So as a part of maturity, the equanimity to allow others space to grow and learn without applying judgment (or work on decreasing levels of it, anyway)— AND while still keeping self safe (!)] It’s a lot.

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