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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the 3-Year-Old inferior cognitive function for each of the 16 personality types (part 1).
In this podcast you’ll find:
- ENPs value their freedom.
- They like to explore and pivot to new things.
- Sometimes freedom can be excessive and limiting.
- Car Model
- Inferior Cognitive Function – 3 yr old
- For ENPs, Introverted Sensing is their inferior function
- Linda Berens calls the 3 yr old our “Aspiration.”
- To gain traction in our lives, sometimes we have to honor that 3 yr old process.
- There is a lot of resistance we feel when we are trying to access the 3 yr old.
- It should be about creating balance. Never sacrifice your driver in preference for your 3 yr old.
- When it comes to our tertiary and inferior cognitive functions, it shouldn’t be about developing as much as visiting. 5-10%
- We can never develop our back seat functions as well as someone who has them as a strength.
- Back seat passengers will always be blunt weapons we have rudimentary use of.
- Our inferior function still has some control over us. Shine some light on it.
- Our 3 yr old is one of the most vulnerable parts of who we are.
- There is wisdom in creating a life that keeps us in our Driver and Copilot.
- Spending too much time in the inferior can create depression.
- The 3 yr old should occupy about 5-10% of your life
- ENTJ – ESTJ
- Driver is Extraverted Thinking
- Inferior is Introverted Feeling
- Usually, ETJs avoid checking in with their emotions because it slows them down too much.
- One way ETJs can get in touch with their inferior function is by contributing to something, like a cause or charity.
- More sophistication around EQ
- Introverted Feeling goes into flow when it is listening.
- Extraverted Thinking goes into flow when it is making quick decisions. It doesn’t involve a lot of listening.
- ETJs 5-10% can be just listening to people.
- ENFJ – ESFJ
- Driver is Extraverted Feeling
- Inferior is Introverted Thinking
- Heavy amounts of info can be overwhelming to EFJs.
- Their aspiration is teaching and sharing truths with a wider audience.
- Lots of teachers are EFJs.
- When an EFJ is avoiding their inferior, it is evident because they avoid telling people the unpleasant info they may need to hear.
- This creates two-dimensional relationships
- EFJs 5-10% can be willing to share info with people that gets deeper than surface level communication.
- EFJs don’t have to fear technical jobs.
- Many are in caretaking fields where some technical know-how is crucial.
- ISTP – INTP
- Driver is Introverted Thinking
- Inferior is Extraverted Feeling
- It is hard for ITPs to connect with other people.
- ITPs can use their inferior function to build connections with other people by recognizing their need to be well received in society.
- 5-10% could be connecting with other people and showing interest.
- Break some social rules but stay cheerful about it.
- Major aspiration is recognizing your impact on others and their impact on you.
- ITPs impact comes when they learn to sell themselves to others.
- INFP – ISFP
- Driver is Introverted Feeling
- Inferior is Extraverted Thinking
- IFPs may feel very strongly about how things need to change in the world, but they lack the skill/know-how to make the necessary change.
- Extraverted Thinking would give them the tools they need to make the significant changes.
- IFPs resist this process by pushing away power, influence, and significance.
- IFPs feel a nobility in being a rogue or idealist.
- 5-10% is to figure out how projects happen. Become part of a team to learn how to manage resources and get end goals achieved.
- Not just a matter of working tirelessly, but working smart.
- Commit to things you need to do whether you feel like it or not.
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