Podcast – Episode 0336 – Why You May Struggle Determining Your Personality Type
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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the reasons you may struggle with finding your best fit personality type.
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In this podcast you’ll find:
- Why people end up struggling to figure out their type, sometimes for years.
- Struggling to determine your type vs being mistyped.
- Discuss possible reasons someone may struggle to land on a best fit type.
- #1 Reason: Partial or Incomplete understanding of the system.
- We all have all parts, but which one supports the other.
- Early Attachment without re-evaluation as you gained more knowledge.
- Common type biases in typology communities.
- A question to ask yourself around attachment.
- #2 Reason: Elements of the system that can complicate the typing process.
- The presence of Authenticity (Introverted Feeling).
- The presence of Perspectives (Introverted Intuition).
- When an entire polarity ‘looks like’ another function.
- Solution: the strategy of ‘low-hanging’ fruits.
- #3 Reason: Oversimplifying prototypes in your life.
- “I am not anything like …”
- “That type is so cool!”
- #4 Reason: Over-importance of identifying your best-fit type.
- 2 patterns of why your brain may be resisting finding clarity on your best-fit type.
- What to do about them.
- #5 Reason: Cultural and Social Expectations.
- Where do you end and others begin?
- Suggested practice: creating a family tree (can apply to congregation, institution, demographic).
- #6 Reason: Levels of Growth.
- Map your developmental narrative against potential best-fit types.
- Example: the growth narrative of INxPs vs INxJs.
- Hang in there… and why this struggle can be a powerful thing.
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