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In this episode, Joel and Antonia have a free-form intuitive conversation about the paradox of personality types and cognitive functions.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- What is a paradox in the context of personality type?
- The concept of paradoxical thinking.
- How do paradoxes typically show up in the cognitive functions?
- Some paradoxes that Joel and Antonia hold.
- Why do introverted functions seem to be better at holding paradoxes?
- How the introverted and extraverted functions inform each other.
- Diving into each of the cognitive functions and the paradoxes they can hold – check out the Car Model to find your functions
- The introverted functions:
- xxTPs – Accuracy (Ti):
- The paradox of contradictory logic or thought
- xxFPs – Authenticity (Fi):
- Paradoxes within “cocktails of emotions”
- Why the introverted judging functions don’t have a need for reconciliation in the same way the extraverted judging functions do
- xSxJs – Memory (Si):
- The paradox being shaped by both your environment and your unique impressions
- How can this help someone accept past trauma?
- xNxJs – Perspectives (Ni):
- The paradoxical nature of holding different perspectives
- The paradox of making a simulation become a reality
- Why are our introverted functions reluctant to let go of paradoxical thinking?
- The Introvert movement – how this shows us that all personality types can benefit from paradoxical thinking.
- How do the extraverted functions differ in their relationship with paradoxes?
- More about Accuracy (Ti) and Authenticity (Fi) and the benefits they bring through holding paradoxes.
- Why the decision a person executes doesn’t always reflect the paradoxical views they hold beneath the surface.
- A personal example from Antonia
- The extraverted functions:
- xxFJs – Harmony (Fe):
- Setting up systems to meet multiple needs
- xxTJs – Effectiveness (Te):
- Reconciling conflicting goals and outcomes
- xSxPs – Sensation (Se):
- How does Se manage to be both part of and separate to its environment?
- xNxPs – Exploration (Ne):
- How can Ne have endless possibilities but end up with none?
- Looking at the cognitive function polarities as paradoxical opposites:
- Harmony (Fe) and Accuracy (Ti):
- Fe and recognizing the need for truths
- Ti and “using honey not vinegar”
- Effectiveness (Te) and Authenticity (Fi):
- How do you accommodate individuality within a complex system?
- Sensation (Se) and Perspectives (Ni):
- How can Se benefit from insight?
- The benefit of taking action for Ni
- Exploration (Ne) and Memory (Si):
- How can Ne help Si past rumination?
- How can Ne gain wisdom from Si?
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