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In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about the gifts and skills of the sensing personality types in relation to Intuitives.
In this podcast on the Sensing Personality Types you’ll find:
It is common for newly discovered iNtuitives to marginalize the Sensor world. This is understandable but we need to graduate beyond it.
- 75% of the population uses Sensing to learn information
- 25% of the population uses Intuition to learn info
Sensors who live in a largely Sensor world may not even be aware the iNtuitive world exists.
Like someone who was always surrounded by right handed people not thinking that much about left handed people and the challenges they face.
An entire infrastructure can be suited for a specific type of person but that doesn’t mean it is suited for the individual. Not every Sensor is going to feel like the world is crafted for them. There are plenty of Sensors that can feel disenfranchised by society in general.
Individuals are always going through a unique set of experiences. Sensors can understand what it feels like to be misunderstood.
ESFPs in the school system face a lot of challenges because their learning style is different.
Sensing and Intuition are our perceiving cognitive functions. What catches our attention. What we absorb. It is our learning style.
Intuitives favor advanced pattern recognition. Behind the curtain thinking.
Sensors aren’t necessarily interested in what’s behind the curtain. They are far more interested in the verifiable and reliable. Seeing is believing
Sensors engage with their senses. More than 5 senses.
Extraverted Sensing (Se) – ISFP ESFP ISTP ESTP – “Sensation” in Genius System
Very much in the moment. All senses engaged in the here and now. This is favored by people who want verifiable information.
Tennis hop – Tennis players will bounce from one foot to the other in preparation for movement. The Sensation brain is similar in that it is always ready to move at a moment’s notice.
Sensation is always ready to respond to outside world. They are the most athletic. The most kinesthetic. The most adrenaline oriented. Very much here and now.
Introverted Sensing (Si) – ESTJ ISTJ ESFJ ISFJ-Traditionalists – “Memory” in Genius System
Si is less about verifiable info and more about reliable info. Safety oriented.
Understanding how things have been done so they know how things need to be done.
The most reliable info you can get is something you have directly experienced and captured for further review. This is why we call this process “Memory.” It is not about having a good memory. It’s about capturing info for later review – like a memory.
It’s not always the most reliable piece of info though. Everyone’s observations are subjective.
How do we know how something should be? By observing what has already happened and applying those principles to the present.
They make sure we have protocal. A standard to reference.
Why do we have to have Memory (Si) and Sensation (Se)?
Si helps us create protocols and standards to maintain structure. If everyone was continually reinventing the wheel we wouldn’t have a reliable infrastructure.
Se is important because we need people who can respond and turn on a dime. Like Early Responder Rescue Units. They get super clear in the moment. They also teach us how much we can push our bodies and overcome limitations.
If you are dealing with any limiting belief and you observe someone do incredible feats it can be encouraging to see the possibilities the human body has.
More Memory users in the world than Sensation – 45% use Memory. 30% use Sensation.
We need a foundation of traditionalists to build our novelty upon. So it makes sense that Si is the biggest group.
Innovators must build on sturdy platforms maintained by Si users.
Si users keep traditions alive. They maintain cultural and familial traditions. They are community minded. They want to help the world stay connected to its past.
They maintain stability by maintenancing new innovations and creating procedures around it so it can be absorbed into the new norm. The world can’t survive on innovation alone.
It is important for Sensors to vet iNtuitive innovation. It can get frustrating to iNtuitives when they think their ideas aren’t honored enough, but not all innovations are good ideas. If we don’t have people questioning our innovations so that we have to fight for them then terrible ideas may become adopted.
Sensors perform a service for everyone.
Sensation people bring an extraordinary sense of beauty. A lot of performers and entertainers.
We can’t have a massive Intuitive Awakening if we don’t rest into appreciating what Sensors bring into the world.
They force us to ask:
- Is that something we should adopt?
- Does it makes sense?
- Is it verifiable or reliable?
They’re the ones that are going to be the foundation of the Intuitive Awakening. The only way to have them care about us is to foster care for them. The only way they can appreciate us is if they’re mirroring the appreciation we have for them.
Intuitives aren’t the only ones who can be transformational leaders. Sensors can also.
Intuitives aren’t the only ones on the cutting edge either. Multiple sensors have innovated and changed the way we interact with the world.
Sensors let us know if something is worth adopting. They can be a driving force behind new technologies.
Intuitives have a tendency to be more agile to changes. Not as suspicious of change as Sensors can be.
As technology is going at an insane pace, then there is going to be a strong need for Intuitives to help guide our path in this evolving world of technology. And there’s going to need to be a commensurate need for Sensors to adopt things quickly – more quickly than their wiring may prefer.
It is important for Intuitives and Sensors to start working closer together as progress speeds up more and more.
We need sensors to understand why Intuitives are needed right now, where they fit in, how to rely on their agility, and learn to accept and acclimate to the changes.
We are going to have to meet sensors on their terms and help them adapt to the changes.
Not every Intuitive knows where they are going so Sensors are going to need to get better at vetting Intuitive leaders and knowing which direction we’re headed and how we’re going to get there.
It is important that sensors not dig in their heels about change in general. They need to be open to the new style of reality.
Popular TV often has Intuitive main characters. House, MD. An Intuitive who pattern recognizes medical issues that no one else can see. He’s a bit rogue.
Other programs with Intuitive leads: Mentalist. Criminal Minds. Sherlock Holmes.
Our first step is to appreciate these characters and their gifts. People like those characters in theory.
Now we need to learn to embrace them in our lives. Instead of being reactionary to strange ideas, consider the ideas of the outliers.
Intuitives need to get better in speaking sensor language. Reactionary attitudes don’t open up communication. Appreciate the sensors and their gifts and respect the place they’re coming from.
Not every sensor believes the world is built for them alone. The type most represented is ISFJ. Each ISFJ is very different. Si is very subjective. They can be quirky and individualistic. Appreciate the variety among these types.
Just like we want to be honored for our individuality, we need to honor sensors for theirs.
We need to recognize that we all need to be acknowledged for who we are as individuals and honored for what we bring to the table.
The Cognitive Functions are not in a vacuum. When you look at Si/Se and Ni/Ne they are polarities. Intuitives have Sensing processes. And Sensors have Intuitive processes.
Perspectives (Ni) users can experience Sensation whenever they are present in their bodies.
Sensation users can experience Ni when they have “Aha!” moments, or start thinking they know what the future will bring.
Si can experience Exploration (Ne) when it has moments of feeling adventurous.
Ne occasionally revisits the past and gets nostalgic like Si.
We all have these parts inside us. It’s just a matter of accessing these components so we can put ourselves in the other’s shoes.
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