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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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  • Ryan INFP
    • Ryan INFP
    • January 3, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    I do believe everybody should have a look at the cognitive functions. I think its a lot harder than Antonia was saying to say you own them they don’t own you I think the cognitive functions do own you it seems to me you can only shift perspective momentary. I also think its easy to see Antonia is using TI she likes information to be relative to present time where someone like Elon Musk i think would maybe get a bit agitated by this also knowing it is important. So what does personal growth seem like in the understand of type i can’t see it. Everybody i see who are into personal growth are the same just more considerate to others and other views. I have not done personal growth so its just an observation.

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