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In this episode of the Personality Hacker podcast, Joel and Antonia talk about how personality types build self-confidence.


In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Why self confidence relates differently to the cognitive functions compared with the previous episodes in this series.
  • What is the definition of self confidence, and how does it differ from self assurance?
  • The role our perceiving functions play in self observation and self confidence.
    • xNxPs: Exploration (Extraverted Intuition) – what’s the downside to their fast pattern recognition?
    • xSxJs: Memory (Introverted Sensing) – where do they lack confidence in new situations?
    • xSxPs: Sensation (Extraverted Sensing) – how the focus of this function fosters self confidence despite struggling to understand implications.
    • xNxJs: Perspectives (Introverted Intuition) – what do they miss in the moment that could help them build self confidence?
  • How does being an Introvert or Extravert affect the way you build self confidence?
    • Why both sides of a cognitive-function polarity are important.
  • The importance of honest self evaluation.
    • How self validation facilitates self confidence.
  • The role of social media in shaping and reflecting our self confidence levels.
    • One cultural norm people display that belies a lack of self confidence.
  • How to build self confidence through integrating experiences.
  • The message Joel and Antonia would like you to take away from this episode.

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  • Ryan INFP
    • Ryan INFP
    • December 1, 2022 at 9:22 am

    It is not about that it is how you end up with cognitive function preference. What is your other judging function?
    ask your self what bothered you as a child? what did you want to fix? and this does not go off type at all. Ask your self why are you using the terminology you are using. I am also not saying introversion can not be pessimistic but not one cognitive function alone are any.

  • Lula T
    • Lula T
    • November 30, 2022 at 8:44 am

    What you’ve written about the functions doesn’t follow the theory — each function is more like a set of specialized tools, and while there are costs to that specialization, I don’t think that the content / discontent framework is quite right.

    I’d encourage you to look at the articles in the Resources tab, especially those related to the car model, that discuss each cognitive function in depth. Or maybe just check out some of the earlier podcasts for deep-dive explanations of each function. There are even some podcasts that cover what the functions look like when they’re most “discontent” i.e. when they carry trauma within them… but I can tell you as a Ti user, to say Ti is automatically “content” is almost hilariously off-base for me given how pessimistic that voice can be.

  • Ryan INFP
    • Ryan INFP
    • November 26, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    This is why i do not think you can increase self anything apart from awareness. I am not saying they do not decrease and increase and back the same.
    introversion is a static state. Extroversion is continuous.
    FI. is emotionally content FE. is Discontent emotionally
    SI. is content in it environment SE. is Discontent in its environment
    TI. is content in its own human impact TE. Is discontent in its own human impact
    NI. is content that its reality is real NE. is discontent in its reality
    introversion is the positives you picked up on very early in life.
    extroversion is the negatives you picked up on very early in life.
    Its just what i think. For now.

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