Podcast – Episode 0216 – Cognitive Functions and Process vs Result
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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the different cognitive functions and the benefits of seeing things as process-based instead of result based.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- “The ends do not justify the means.”
- People are willing to sacrifice their core values to get the results they want.
- The challenge is that anytime you choose an axiom that favors one side, you will find many examples of the opposite holding true.
- Sometimes the ends do justify the means.
- Introverted Feelers may see the sacrifice of one’s core values as the most heinous.
- Are people sacrificing their core values? Or their intellectual honesty?
- Certain cognitive functions have a preference for process over results.
- Introverted Judging functions (Introverted Feeling and Thinking) are more process focused.
- They are more interested in how something is done.
- Car Model
- To introverted judging functions, the result is less important than the process.
- Extraverted decision-making functions have criteria in the external world so the result is extremely important.
- Some people are so results focused they think if they do one thing the whole result is going to change.
- Cause and Effect podcast
- Systems thinking
- Ken Burns Vietnam War
- USA leadership kept thinking simple decisions would make a different result.
- We are so quick to jump to sound bites when we may not have even asked the right questions.
- See your life as a system that is running with processes that make that system work.
- Start focusing on cleaning up the process.
- Of the four judging processes, which we use to evaluate the world, which one has the best perspective?
- All of them. We need them all.
- The process is what negotiates how sustainable the result is going to be.
- When the tension between the two disappears, and we start to overvalue one over the other we start having problems.
- The pendulum swings from one extreme to the other because some people just want victory.
- Drama Triangle – Victim, Villain, Hero
- Not much thinking in the Drama Triangle. People just keep switching roles.
- Empowerment dynamic – Creator, Challenger, Coach
- Empowerment dynamic forces people to focus on both process and results.
- If we just started grabbing models randomly, they would all focus on both process & result.
- Result is a feedback for the process and process feeds into the result.
- If we sacrifice one of them, we won’t get very far.
- Synthetic emotional hits that don’t move the needle.
- Sometimes we need to be results focused when the process feels like a burden.
- We probably favor one over the other. Which one do you favor?
- Somebody who leads with Extraverted Judging function (EJs) will be lead by results.
- ETJ might be super results focused when it comes to resource mgmt, but when it comes to their emotions, they may favor the process.
- IFPs that lead with Introverted Feeling will be process oriented when dealing with their emotions, but when it comes to doing things in the outside world, they may be more results focused because of their 3 yr old – Extraverted Thinking.
- ITPs are going to be process oriented when it comes to their thoughts but results oriented with their feelings and relationships.
- FJs are more focused on results with relationships, but process in thoughts.
- Are you a process person or result person?
- When you have a blind spot, do you demonize others who don’t have that blind spot?
- If you don’t have Introverted Thinking in your car and other people want to create distinctions that don’t make sense to you, are you demonizing them for wanting that?
- They see something that is a blind spot for you. They are a complement to you.
- This entire conversation is a process convo.
- Get more into the process of things if you are results focused, and vice versa.
- When you have resistances coming up in your life, try shining a light on it and ask yourself what is going on.
- The results you want can benefit from the process.
- Most people in our world focus on results.
- Instant gratification.
- We have trained ourselves to not think about process anymore.
- Some things happen in our lives that we don’t ever think about:
- Sewage, plumbing, electricity, recycling, etc.
- Younger generations aren’t very interested in history.
- How we got to where we are includes timelines and history.
- You get to benefit from the results of history.
- Are we where we are at because we have chosen to disregard the processes that brought us here?
- Why are we getting the results we’re getting?
- If we are creating this world, are we creating it with good processes?
- Some people mistake policy for process.
- Policy = rules of law; legislation.
- No law is going to change the hearts and minds of people.
- Don’t mistake things that are seemingly process focused for the process itself.
- People are part of the process.
- If you’ve been waiting to start a project and you are waiting for a certain result to get you started, start the process.
- Make small steps toward the results you want.
- Err on the side of process vs. result.
- How can I break down what I want out of life into smaller processes?
- Little things we can do every day.
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