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In this episode of the Personality Hacker podcast, Joel and Antonia discuss the limits of understanding personality type theory without focusing on personal growth.


In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Without personal growth, is there a limit to how much we can understand personality type as a system?
    • Are there benefits to using type without growth or at a more basic level?
    • How type theory plays into our understanding and personal growth.
  • Viewing type as a map of humans.
  • Antonia’s thoughts on why doing personal growth doesn’t make someone ethically superior.
  • Does your dedication level impact your ability to use type for personal growth?
  • What personal growth and training at the gym have in common.
  • How modern times affect our ability to do inner work.
  • Can you improve yourself when you have unethical intentions?
  • Why undertaking personal growth can be lonely.
  • Is there any correlation between personal growth and maturity?
  • How does someone’s personality type show up once they’ve reached a high level of growth and maturity?
    • How do life experiences affect expression of type?
  • Acknowledging a pattern versus changing it.
  • What’s the difference between personal awareness and personal growth?
    • Joel shares his personal experience with this.
  • Can you become limited by type theory?
    • Engaging with type at a deeper level.
  • What are the different levels of understanding of type theory?
  • Antonia’s thoughts on personality-type memes.
  • How personal growth affects your long-term understanding of type.

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  • Bryan
    • Bryan
    • January 8, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Tangential, esoteric, circuitous. Hard to follow.
    Need extensive foundation.

  • Emi
    • Emi
    • January 15, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Great podcast! Please follow up soon with that more detailed show about personal development in midlife.

  • LowkeyHighbrow
    • LowkeyHighbrow
    • January 7, 2023 at 9:45 am

    “The CIA uses the system like x.”
    “They don’t have clear understanding of the system.”

    We should stop anthropomorphizing institutions like that. The CIA does nothing. It’s merely a structure comprised of people that do. And among those people, there are certainly individuals who look deeper than others. Just because you use the system in a crude way for typing others in work environments, doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t also use it for personal development in a more profound manner. I do that, so do you.

    That’s my two INTJ cents.

  • Joel Mark Witt
    • Joel Mark Witt
    • January 5, 2023 at 2:54 am

    Thank you Ryan for stopping by and sharing your perspective.

  • LowkeyHighbrow
    • LowkeyHighbrow
    • January 9, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    then you should maybe get some of that foundation and come back

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