In this video Joel (ENFP) describes how Introverted Sensing (Si) shows up for him as an inferior cognitive function. This is the 3-Year-Old (inferior) process for all ENFPs and ENTPs in the Myer-Briggs system.

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  • Jessie
    • Jessie
    • September 13, 2019 at 5:17 am

    ENFP here and have learned more about myself from personality hacker in the last few weeks than the last 28 years of my life!

    I’m wondering if our deep attachment to memories and appreciation for the past is somehow connected to our authenticity/internal sensing. There is something within us (our deep emotions) that connect us to the human collective, thus providing us our genuine empathy, understanding of the duality of human nature and natural charisma. Memories, such as the photo albums, help us tap into that human collective in a very different, but just as important, way. We can bring out subconscious emotions/moods/hope for the future in others because we are somehow inherently tuned into this collective. The responsibility we feel to preserve the past may be to continue learn from it and identify patterns so we can relate to future emotions at that much deeper and closer to the human collective level. Perhaps the ‘burden’ is our responsibility to use our super power to find the patterns of resilience within our families to help future generations. Or, diving deep into the past that others have forgotten may simply feel like a new adventure we haven’t explored yet ;-) Who knows but just some food for thought!

    Thanks for all you do,

  • Stephen Legg
    • Stephen Legg
    • June 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    I grew up on a farm in Alabama that my great-grandfather bought and built and raised twelve children on. So, I had a very strong sense of my history instilled into me. That allowed me (an ENFP) to venture out into the world—my first real career was as a long-haul truck driver. I always thought of myself as a kite blowing on the wind with a very long string attached to my family’s farm.

    In my 20s, my father died unexpectedly and after a couple years my mother sold the farm. It felt to me like someone took a pair of scissors and cut the string tethering me to my identity. Now, I have to write down my memories and hold onto keepsakes to help me maintain my sense of being and purpose. The physical totems represent where I came from and who I am at my core.

  • Stephen Legg
    • Stephen Legg
    • June 6, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    When you have Exploration as your dominant process and spend so much of your time and energy imagining possibilities for who you could be, you need an anchor to an identity to remember who you are.

  • Isidora Burgos Ortiz
    • Isidora Burgos Ortiz
    • February 24, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Wow, I think that those albumes are awesome and beautifull, I kind of admire your grandma, but the moment I think to review all of them makes me bored. Also, how do you choose?! I feel like the album toghether means something, it, itself represents the history of someone that dedicated a lot of time to something she thought was important, i would feel wrong tearing it apart, but maybe it is my inferior Si
    Entp here ?

  • Kreal
    • Kreal
    • January 31, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Hey Joel,

    Thanks for the video. I always feel the same, but logically realize it’s quite weird. So I am trying to avoid it in real life (I mean objects). I let to trash most of the things and so on. But still have a toy, that my grandma gave me on 2nd yo. birthday, haha. Such a cute small pig))

    But I have twisted relations with my real memories (head):
    - Firstly, I remember deadly a lot. Starting from 1.5yo (33 yo. now). All valuable moments.
    - Basically I have the same feelings about my memories, as you do about albums. I feel it’s important somehow, I feel it’s something special and should be cared and replayed from time to time.
    - Another interesting moment about my memories. They almost have no direct bad or good emotions, even fresh memories . They have some kind of a very light emotional abstract wind without any judges and conclusions.

    My wife is very different – she has no memories at all: not good, not bad. She has perfect ability to completely forget and take out only when it’s really important. Jokingly I call her abandoner)
    As I can guess that she is introverted feeling type. But mainly because of inferior function: during anxious days or ill time – it’s obviously primitive extraverted thinking.

    Thanks a lot!

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