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In this episode, Joel and Antonia become advocates for the cognitive function of Extraverted Thinking (“Effectiveness”) and talk about why we need it in our world.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- Extraverted Thinking “Effectiveness”
- Driver for ENTJs and ESTJs
- Copilot for INTJs and ISTJs
- The welfare system is an excellent example of a system built by Extraverted Thinking.
- When Effectiveness is done well, you don’t recognize it until it quits working.
- We lean into these systems, and they facilitate our experience.
- Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom is a two-story structure.
- The first level is utilidors – an underground tunnel system where all the staff can access the park with ease.
- The systems Extraverted Thinking creates can help people survive (welfare system), and it can be used to create a magical experience for people (Disney)
- You don’t have to worry about anything in Disney
- Designing Disney’s Theme Parks: The Architecture of Reassurance
- When done well, Effectiveness reassures you that you are safe in the system.
- When you get on a plane, you feel reassured you are going to land safely.
- Engineering is applied thinking in the external world and is usually the foray of TJs.
- If you want to see how efficient and reliable Extraverted Thinking is, go to a country where it isn’t the rule. Everything is incredibly inconvenient, and you have to fight for everything.
- “Any sufficiently developed technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
- It is an easy sell to discuss why the world needs Extraverted Thinking on a systemic level.
- On the individual level, it’s a little harder to sell.
- People’s biggest complaint about Effectiveness is that it plows over the individual and appears manipulative.
- “The only right anyone has in a relationship is the right to leave. Otherwise, everything is negotiable.” –INTJ
- Effectiveness plays in the realm of power more than any other function
- To Extraverted Thinking, info is actionable and useable.
- Info is power to TJs.
- Power has a negative connotation in our world now.
- People usually demonize power when they don’t understand it or can’t get it.
- Power is organizing energy for an outcome.
- We need people who understand the game of power.
- Power is a thankless job, which is why it tends to come with a lot of perks.
- People are always upset with anyone in power.
- Effectiveness is reassuring to people. It builds the things we take for granted.
- Developing an appreciation for Extraverted Thinking requires a simultaneous appreciation of leadership and power.
- Acceptable spillage vs cost
- Harmony asks, What is acceptable discord?
- Effectiveness asks, What is an acceptable loss?
- There are a disproportionately high number of TJs in positions of gov’t and C-level execs.
- This world needs Extraverted Thinking.
- If you’re getting the message that the world doesn’t like power and leadership, don’t listen to it.
- Can we do power and leadership better?
- Who we are is valuable but also what we are: What have we built in our lives? What work have we done?
- Profiler Training card deck
- Effectiveness = amelioration: to be continually improving. Always getting better. Removing inefficiencies.
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