Join us as we explore a host of fascinating topics—personality, growth, relationships, culture, religion, etc.—through the lens of personality typology. We draw heavily on the work of Carl Jung and the Myers-Briggs / MBTI, but also incorporate insights from the Enneagram, Big Five, and related taxonomies.
Why INFJ, INTJ, INFP & INTP Types Struggle with Inaction
The Intuitive Introvert personality types–INFP, INFJ, INTP and INTJ types (collectively, “INs” or “IN types” )–are famous for their introspective proclivities. In contrast to Extraverted and Sensing types, they're prone to extensive reflection prior to action. While prolonged reflection may enhance their self-awareness and imaginative capacities, IN types frequently struggle to materialize (S) their ideas or insights (N) in the real world. Notions like "analysis paralysis" or "unrealized potential" are often assigned to such types. In this podcast, we explore that struggle with practical examples and insights from type theory, as well as potential solutions. We hope you enjoy it!
Why INFPs, INTPs, INFJs, & INTJs Struggle to Act
Beyond Rare: The INFJ's Guide to Cultivating Growth & Self-Awareness
The 3 Ways of Determining Your Personality Type
In this podcast we discuss the three commonly employed methods for honing in on your specific personality type. We explore the strengths and weaknesses of each method and how to avoid the common pitfalls with each method.
Thinkers in Relationships: An Inside Look
This podcast explores the challenges, both practical and psychological, thinking types (e.g., INTP) face in relationships. These challenges largely stem from the inferior nature of thinkers’ feeling (F) function, which can make their feelings more difficult to access, understand, and express. There are exceptions, however, such as periods of infatuation in which feelings are fueled by idealism. While experiencing strong emotions provide the promise of a more rich and rewarding life for thinking types, such experiences can be difficult to sustain once their thinking (T) process regains it typical control. Thinkers are thus faced with the challenge of finding a more sustainable way of integrating feeling into their daily lives and relationships. They must also come to grips with how they will think about and engage with their partners once feelings of infatuation have waned. What will motivate them to persist and grow with their partners?
Judger (J) or Perceiver (P)? And Why Introverts May Get It Wrong
In this podcast, we explore some general characteristics of Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) types. We also discuss how the J-P preference relates to a type's functions and why it can be particularly tricky for introverts to sort out their true J-P status.
Introverts & Extraverts: A Closer Look
In this podcast, we explore key personality differences between introverts and extraverts, as well as their respective paths to growth and development.
Intro to the Functions: Keys to Unlocking Your Personality Type
This podcast provides an overview of the Jungian functions (e.g., Introverted Intuition (Ni)) and discusses their importance with respect to personal development and knowing your true Myers-Briggs personality type (e.g., INFJ).
A must for anyone interested in personal & professional development
Hi A.J & Elaine
Thank you for your podcasts so far. I am very pleased and excited you are both having in depth discussions in regards to the personality types.
I think understanding personality types can be an extremely valuable asset to anyone interested in personal and professional development.
Can I please kindly invite you to discuss & review Florence Littauer’s Personality Plus? It would be great if you could compare, contrast & highlight any differences from Jungs work & the MBTI Type Indicator.
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