Podcast – Episode 0291 – Important Childhood Lessons For IxxPs and ExxJs

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In this episode, Joel and Antonia use the “FIRM Model” to talk about the important childhood lessons for IxxPs and ExxJs.

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In this episode Joel and Antonia use the "FIRM Model" to talk about the important childhood lessons for IxxPs and ExxJs. #INFP, #ISFP, #ENFJ, #ESFJ

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  • Dana

    Another spot on episode! I was highly motivated & self-disciplined as a teen & young adult INFP, but I kind of feel like I’ve lost a lot of it over the years – depression & burn-out took their toll. Now I feel like I have figured out more who I really am & live life more true to myself, but the cost has been that I have the WORST time motivating myself to start long-term projects/journeys anymore. It’s pretty disheartening. I would love to hear any tips other IPs have used to incorporate good habits or rituals into their identity and how to stay constant thru the time of just *not* wanting to keep at it. (I’m probably really looking for the magic pill here; it’s not like I have read a ton of books on making changes & forming habits!😂)

  • Gwendolyn Lee

    Thank you for this podcast! It is so helpful in giving me ways to assist my ISFP son in personal growth. I will ask him to listen to it as well.
    As an ENFJ- I struggle alot with ESTJ’s. They feel like bulls in a china shop for me. If I work for one especially- which is often. You point out that we struggle with the same lesson to learn; agreed.
    The rub I find is that we don’t co-exist well. We are both trying to manage the shared environment for a different metric. I am managing for harmony and they are managing for metrics accomplishment.
    Any thoughts on this?

  • Chaz Stone

    So I was just about to write this and Joel literally took the thought from my mind. As an INTP I can have a ton of discipline provided that it is 100% congruous with my sense of authenticity. Once I’ve rationalized, systematized, and routinized something, to not then follow that through is, in my mind, disingenuous, inauthentic, and a betrayal of my own ideals; ostensibly who I am. That won’t do. For the majority of things I want to do, I have all of the hallmark proclivities to remain inert. But for a select few, albeit often for a fairly brief period of time, I muster the drive to not only get started but to also incorporate that into my own narrative (cognizant as I am that this is exactly what it is). At that point, I refuse to allow myself the leniency to let it slip. INTPs have the ability within us to be tyrannical to our own selves; in both positive and negative manifestations.

  • H

    This was a lot harder for me to follow and understand. Probably because the fixations had more to do with decision making. I’ll listen to it again.


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