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In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about why we need Introverted Thinking in our modern world of misinformation and confusing logic.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- When you look at MBTI, we see 16 patterns of people as they show up down thru history.
- Macrocosms – social manifestations
- Certain characteristics are more or less favored by society.
- In the US, there has been emphasis placed on Judger qualities – Si, Ni, Te, Fe
- Lots of time and effort poured into infrastructure. Emphasis on conformity. Collective ideal.
- We can see a shift to more of a perceiving style.
- Preferences of whole societies can shift over time. We as individuals can’t change types, but societies can.
- Henry Ford is famous for saying, “You can have any color you want, as long as it’s black.”
- Burger King is famous for saying, “Have it your way.”
- We went from a one-size-fits-all society to one that enjoys unlimited choices.
- The message in the middle part of 20th century was one of conformity – Graves level 4
- In the 80s a lot of people started graduating to Graves Level 5. Things started becoming more individualistic.
- When done poorly, Introverted Thinking (Ti) is a dull blade, and it hurts. When done well it is a sharp sword.
- As a society, we aren’t using Ti well, but we want to be.
- Modern media is reinforcing this idea that Ti is becoming more popular.
- John Oliver
- John Stewart
- Adam Ruins Everything
- Trump likely uses Ti as a copilot. He’s not using it well.
- People want to rest into truth, no matter how unpopular
- What the internet did for people was give them the ability to see how much contradictory info is out there.
- People lose faith in the experts. We have to be the final determiners of good/bad info.
- Facebook has announced it is going to start censoring misleading news sources, which is going to remove people’s ability to vet their news sources.
- Common Core teaches kids how to think. How to vet info.
- Most people are terrible with logic. It’s not because people don’t have the ability to be analytical, it’s that they aren’t taught formal logic.
- Consumer technology has outpaced us socially. We are now required to use formal logic.
- Are we able to develop this process fast enough to meet the challenges demanded of us?
- Youtube comments
- If you have even a hair’s breath of emotion fueling your evaluation or assessment, you are not using Ti. Ti is the best when completely emotionally neutral.
- Bias lives in the emotional expression of want. You want to believe something.
- If you are getting emotionally triggered and you can’t hold it at bay, you aren’t using Ti.
- That requires a level of rigor that even people who have it as a strength take time to perfect
- If you get emotionally triggered, you cannot look at a piece of data with clarity. Clarity requires an emotionally neutral stance.
- This is tough. Society as a whole is crappy at this. Everything is triggering.
- For society to get better at this everybody has to stop being so triggered. They have to stop being so emotional.
- Julian Assange probably a Ti user.
- Most people aren’t that concerned with facts. They are concerned with what they want.
- Teaching children how to think is vital.
- Don’t assume you are good at logic when you aren’t.
- People believe everything they think. So it must be true. It must be rational. Why doesn’t everyone else see it?
- Righteous indignation – If you say something that bothers me, you have to be set right.
- Unskilled Ti hurts people.
- Build skill with it.
- Stop using it as a weapon. It is better not to use it at all than to use it poorly.
- Don’t dismiss information when it comes your way just because it runs contrary to what you want to believe.
- If Ti is your strength, make sure you are using it well. Make sure people can rest into your data.
- The ideal world is where all TPs are rooting out their biases, and the world welcomes their data.
- Bernie Sanders also uses Ti.
- Non-triggered truth-telling.
- There is no such things as empirical truth. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t truths that are closer to empirical truths than others. Not a toggle switch, more of a sliding scale.
- Show up with clean data.
- The most damaging emotion right now is righteous indignation.
- Introverted Feeling (Fi) needs to be tempered with Ti or we will lose our way.
- Fi idealism can become its weakness if it tries to foist that off on others.
- Extreme social shame if someone isn’t on the same level.
- Muscle people into the right behavior.
- Ti won’t do that. It’s not sustainable. Ti is seeking the sustainable truth. Muscling someone with social censure is not a viable tool. That’s more like Fe gone wrong.
- Ti is showing us a more accurate perception of where we are in the stream of time.
- Dial back that indignation. Get more precise collectively
- Car Model
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