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In this episode, Joel and Antonia introduce Dr. John Beebe’s Eight Function Model of Personality and discuss its usefulness for personal growth.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- The value of coaches – Joel explains why he and Antonia sought out personal coaching from John Beebe on his Eight Function Model Of Personality.
- Antonia’s plan for how this model will make its way from their personal growth journeys into the personal growth content they produce.
- How do you identify your shadow-function stack? Check out our article on The Car Model as a base to learn about your first four functions.
- Introducing the concept of topos – viewing the 8 functions as archetypal energies, based on their position in the stack.
- What are the names John has given to each of the 8 function positions?
- Understanding the interplay of the 8 functions through the “axis of self versus the axis of relating”.
- Diving into the energy and role of each of the 8 functions:
- The Driver (dominant) function: The Hero – thinking of this as the function we use to save the world.
- The Copilot (auxiliary) function: The Parent – understanding the mother/father energy this brings, and its relational qualities.
- The 10-Yr-Old (tertiary) function: The Eternal Child – why this function is insecure and seeking validation, in spite of skill development.
- The 3-Yr-Old (inferior) function: The Anima/Animus – learning to understand the amplification this function is seeking.
- The shadow functions: understanding them in terms of their “choreography” rather than “development” – and what you need to consider when exploring them.
- The 5th function: The Opposing Personality – the avoidant nature and multiple faces of this function.
- The 6th function: The Senex/Witch – the role of withering authority.
- The 7th function: The Trickster – why this function uses child-like tricks to attempt to get its needs met.
- The 8th function: The demon – why this function can embody both darkness and light.
- Questions to ask yourself to identify when a shadow function may be presenting itself.
- Some final thoughts on the messages we receive from our shadow functions.
Dive deeper into John Beebe’s work on The Eight Function Model in his book: Energies And Patterns In Psychological Type: The Reservoir Of Consciousness
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