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In this episode, Joel and Antonia become advocates for the cognitive function of Extraverted Sensing (“Sensation”) and talk about why we need it in our world.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- We live in a voyeuristic culture
- Everybody likes to watch other people do stuff.
- SPs use Extraverted Sensing “Sensation”:
- ESFP and ESTP use it as their Driver function
- ISFP and ISTP use it as their copilot
- Assume in this series that we are talking about the healthy expression of each of these functions
- When Extraverted Sensing is healthy, it can’t passively experience life. It must be in the middle of it.
- It is a real-time kinetic function.
- Sensation reminds us that we can’t be voyeurs for life.
- Wall-E Showed a time where civilization had become completely passive while machines did everything.
- Extraverted Sensing gives us a vision of what is possible with our bodies.
- It’s incredible what some people can do with their bodies.
- We can be seduced into doing nothing and passively experience life.
- Sensation reminds us that we have to get up and get into action.
- Tennis hop
- Sensation users are always ready to respond to anything in a moment’s notice.
- We aren’t a prepared species anymore.
- The world accommodates us sitting down and watching a flickering TV for days on end without starving or being killed.
- The systems around us allow us to be lazy.
- ENTJs are good at being opportunistic because they couple Systems Thinking (Extraverted Thinking) with awareness and readiness in the present moment (Extraverted Sensing)
- Unfortunately, we don’t see Extraverted Sensing as a model of what we could do better but as a means for entertainment.
- Sensation helps us be more aware of our bodily needs.
- Extraverted Sensing can marginalize the body and knows when to push past discomfort.
- Sensation users can inspire us to take better care of our bodies.
- Extraverted Sensing gives us a sense of the now.
- “What do you see? Stop analyzing this. Stop abstracting everything. Cut out all the narrative and clutter. What is happening right now?”
- As intuitives we want to deconstruct everything. Why am I showing up the way I’m showing up?
- Sometimes that is valuable, but sometimes the prescription is, “Just Go Do It Anyway.”
- None of that other stuff matters.
- Sensation reminds us to have fun and play. Be in the moment.
- Being present is the point.
- The world needs people who think in complicated ways to solve complicated problems, and we need people to remind us when we’re overcomplicating things.
- Some solutions are simple.
- Sensation reminds us not to overcomplicate things that don’t need to be complicated.
- Turning things into soundbites is not uncomplicating it. It is changing its nature to manipulate, like clickbait titles.
- The message from Sensation is that sometimes the answer is looking us in the face.
- The Speed of Trust
- Once you have trust between two people, there is a lot of energy that can be recouped and applied to problem-solving or getting into action.
- We are in a time period that is very distrustful, so a lot of energy/resource is lost in trying to negotiate trust.
- If we try to make things too complicated, we lose the speed of trust.
- We are overcomplicating everything in our world today.
- Don’t lean back, lean in.
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