Podcast – Episode 0377 – How To Identify Unhealthy Judging Functions In Personality Types
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In this episode, Joel and Antonia are joined by guest host Susan Storm for another conversation to identify unhealthy judging functions in personality types.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- Guest host Susan Storm from Psychology Junkie joins Joel and Antonia to talk about the 4 judging functions.
- Judging functions are our “should statements”.
- Effectiveness (Te) – what does it look like when it’s unhealthy?
- Out of touch with what matters to themselves and others
- Workaholism at cost of the important things
- Short term results over long term sustainability
- Outer accomplishments at cost of “losing your soul”
- Authenticity (Fi) – what does it look like when it’s unhealthy?
- Projects intent onto others
- Self indulgent
- Will only move forward when it “feels right”
- Moral superiority and righteous indignation
- Not verbalising emotional truths
- Harmony (Fe) – what does it look like when it’s unhealthy?
- Others needs at expense of the self
- Bitterness and resentment
- Martyr complex
- Knows “what’s best” for everyone
- Accuracy (Ti) – what does it look like when it’s unhealthy?
- “Everyone else is an idiot”
- Certainty of rightness
- Debates and clashes at expense of relationships
- Anti-social perspective
- Represses desire to be connected
- How can we achieve a more healthy expression of these functions?
- ExTJs – healthy Effectiveness (Te):
- Balance logic and goals with values
- What’s important to me?
- Emotions are important
- Checking in moment to moment
- IxFPs – healthy Authenticity (Fi):
- Honesty around intent and motivations
- Impact is part of “who I am”
- Less focused on self
- Metrics to support feelings
- ExFJs – healthy Harmony (Fe):
- Recognise “burdens” as “choice”
- Allows disharmony
- Analyze beliefs and thoughts
- Permission to separate from “the group”
- IxTPs – healthy accuracy (Ti):
- Importance of connection
- Truths can be in-flux
- Refined thought from conversation
- Testing thoughts in the real world
- You can find Susan at psychologyjunkie.com
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This was a great set of episodes. I agree with Antonia that I felt called out during the episodes. I often find myself agreeing with her viewpoint as a fellow xNTP. Thank you Joel and Antonia for the excellent podcast. I’ve been listening for a while now and it’s always a treat to find out what topic you tackle each week.
Can the feeling and even mirroring somebody’s emotions (like immediately start crying when they cry) be associated with Fi or with Fe or both? I still struggle to identify if I am actually an INFP or an INFJ. I recognise myself in both of them, even though I would say that I am an Ni user.
I am realizing that I am an INFP who has always had good self-esteem and I didn’t feel that I was different from others but that they were different from me! I was good but they were the flawed ones! At 78 I still feel that way. I like the way I am except for the fact that I will sometimes gather ammunition when I’m overwhelmed and then explode like the atom bomb as, I have been told. My reasons for exploding are usually pretty fair ones but I do need to learn to be assertive and set my own boundaries in a more reasonable way.