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In this episode of the Personality Hacker podcast, Joel and Antonia chat with INTP media producer and art director Christian Rivera about the collective shadow of Baby Boomers and Gen X.


In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Co-host Christian Rivera joins.
  • How does Christian use generational theory in his personal life and work?
  • What are some generational trends he has spotted?
  • How can understanding generational theory help us?
  • The concept of the “generational shadow”.
    • The dualities associated with the shadow.
  • Why Baby Boomers are known as the “me generation”.
  • What transition are Baby Boomers struggling to make?
  • What role does authority play in the Baby-Boomer generation?
  • Some important factors for transcending generations.
  • How can Baby Boomers help the younger generations?
  • Gen X – what’s their ethos and mentality?
  • How do Gen X view hierarchy?
  • The key difference between how Baby Boomers and Gen X relate to “the system”.
  • What does the Gen-X shadow look like?
  • What Gen Xers need to consider as they enter midlife.
  • Final thoughts – what’s the one responsibility all generations have?

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  • Jennifer (INFP)
    • Jennifer (INFP)
    • February 1, 2023 at 7:57 pm

    This podcast and the last one introducing generational theory blew my mind! I was born in 1970 and never realized how much I inhabit that GenX mentality, sometimes leaning into it more than is helpful. And the rest of the model actually gives me so much more compassion for people of older and younger generations. I actually started laughing in my car when you wrapped up this episode about GenX maybe needing to step up, take on leadership, and be visible for the community we serve. I keep wanting to run away from that and just be an irritable but highly competent hermit. Thanks as always for all you do at PH. Absolutely life-changing content and community year after year.

  • Joel Mark Witt
    • Joel Mark Witt
    • January 26, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Thanks Kimberly for the feedback.

  • Joel Mark Witt
    • Joel Mark Witt
    • January 26, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Thanks Rachel for stopping by and sharing your resonance. I think you are going to love the next episode as we look at Millennials and GenZ.

  • Rachel (INFJ)
    • Rachel (INFJ)
    • January 25, 2023 at 7:54 am

    Really interesting discussion. Thank you. As Gen X, absolutely I’m guilty of all those things and the reasons are spot on. I’m not sure how my baby boomer parents would feel it about it though. Would be interesting to find out. Looking forward to next podcast.

  • INTJ Kimberly
    • INTJ Kimberly
    • January 24, 2023 at 11:36 am

    I agree, Christian. [Firmly] Team Xennial!

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