Practice, Who Benefits More? | Si vs Se | CS Joseph Responds
Chris Taylor (aka Raka) responds to the Acolyte question about which types lead with Talent and which lead with Discipline.
Welcome to the CS Joseph podcast. I’m your host, Chris Taylor, bringing you have a another acolyte question today. Today’s question is, what is the different approaches for si and se users in regards to practice? Okay, so I understand most of y’all are probably squinting at this whiteboard going, what does that say? Don’t worry, I’m gonna go over all of it, basically. And we’ll get into kind of the meat and potatoes.
And I’ll go point for point as we go through this. So first things first, we have optimistic si and pessimistic si versus optimistic SE and pessimistic sc. Now, what are a couple of the traits that we’re going to be discussing in regards to si versus se? So Si, predominantly, regardless of optimistic, pessimistic without getting into all the nuances of each specific type, si is a past focus. So we’re talking about discipline, endurance, because it is an internal sensory function, it is focused on what it itself is going through se, we have talent and drive this because Sen.
Ni users as a whole are better about in the moment seeing what’s going on with a situation or with an object in the environment, and then finding a good path forward. In that moment. This doesn’t mean that si users can’t have talent. This doesn’t mean that se users can’t have discipline.
But the lower you go on the list for one of these, the more traits this one side is going to adopt, and the more it’s going to disregard the the traits on the other side. So if you have an SI inferior, for example, we are not very talented, naturally, almost everything that we do, we have to practice to a degree and a lot. We have to endure failures consistently. And typically speaking, your se inferiors are extremely talented, although you guys tend to overthink, overthink it and then you know, get performance anxiety, things like that.
Fun times. So these are, excuse me, these are not all inclusive, what si NSC is, it gets a little more nuanced when you get into each specific type, and how they use these functions. Because humans don’t just use one function as a whole. Now, if we were to talk about the individual functions by themselves, they’re very simple.
Si is just was it is the internal was it is the past point in time. And SE is as close to now as the human experience can get it is what is going on around it. A good way to think about the perception functions as a whole is for se will for Eni, a future point in time, could for any and was for SI is will could was gets doesn’t get any simpler than that. But fortunately, our functions don’t operate in a vacuum.
Otherwise, we would be very boring creatures as a whole. So let’s be thankful that they don’t operate that simplistically. Now, it is important to still understand this fundamental root for what these functions are at a very binary level. Because as you get more complex, you can start to see how everything connects, as I hope anywho we’ll get on to some of the strategies here.
So as a whole, just off the cuff. When we are talking about thematically what these two different types are wanting to do as the users versus si users. On the SI user side, it’s all about exposure therapy. Fact of the matter is an SI user is always at least somewhat focused on their comfort in a situation.
So the SI users need to learn how to expose themselves to things to failures, to things not going well. Oh, okay. Now, through this, they end up developing discipline. Okay? So, exposure therapy on the SI side, going out doing new things.
And we’ll get into the nuance between pessimistic and optimistic here in a moment versus se users totemic motivators. So I’ve talked about this on the channel in several videos now, but I’ll keep talking about it. Your environment, that means an environment doesn’t just mean oh my home, oh, my work, oh, my car, it’s everything. If you want the most success, you need to set up every facet of your life, to surround whatever it is you are moving towards.
That end i being willed that specific point in time, if you want to maximize the success of getting there, everything in your environment needs to reflect that motivator. So totemic motivators for SC users. Now, let’s talk about pessimistic and optimistic results may vary. Because we are not talking about si versus ni, here we are talking about si versus S E, here.
What this means is, the higher your sensing function is, the better, you’re going to be able to approach either one of these depending on the situation, and I won’t say better, because let’s let’s be honest, if you’re able to do these both, you’re not going to excel in either one, it just means you’re more flexible. So your S J’s SPS, okay, your sensors that are predominantly s heroes s parents, meaning that they still have access to the other half of this function. This means that you’re going to be wanting to do a dual approach to this depending on the situation now this is where Archigram really comes in. More so to a greater extent for the s, j’s and ESPYS.
It’s a different topic when we talked about the any function, so any and and I and that’s where the intuitive shine. But for the sake of practice, we’re going to stick to sensing functions. Now, for those of you that are eagle eyed and can actually read my chicken scratch on this whiteboard, that’s also written incredibly tiny. We have two metrics here.
And then two sub metrics. We have failure and success. Well, as we talked about before, this assay is all about trying to achieve a success as easily and quickly as possible. Straight line to success.
Si users all about failures, the more we fail as si users, the stronger we get, because of an E it makes are any more capable of predicting what is going to happen. This gives us a stronger avenue for long term success. But if we’re in a rapidly changing environment, or if our life uproots, we basically have to start from square one. I see users you don’t have that problem.
But you do have the problem of if your environment is not set up towards your goal, it’s going to consistently screw you in the short run. blessings and curses on both sides. Now, aside from SI being failure focused or failure, acceptance, we’ll get there in a second. And se being success.
We have optimistic, pessimistic now. Your si optimist sticks need to learn to accept failures. So you’re the name of your game is failure acceptance. Okay.
Why is this? pessimistic? Any? So, you guys are really adverse to thinking about what could possibly go wrong. And trying to avoid that for your comfy si experience. Your si optimistic experience? You guys need to accept that failures will happen and move in spite of that, because those failures are actually going to prevent way worse failures down the road. Now, this doesn’t mean run headlong into traffic and see what happens.
Not advising that okay. but it does mean that you need to be more open to failures. So you need to be more focused that failure is an option. Okay? Now, you need to be more accepting that failure is an option, excuse me.
So you need to realize that failure is going to happen. Regardless of how good you are at predicting the ticking time bombs of the world, you’re going to actually develop more sometimes by taking that blow up to the face and accepting that, that failure is a thing. Now as I pessimistic So, to recap, because I think I got any tangent and mixed up my terms for a second. Let’s do this one more time.
Si optimistic, accept failure, realize that failure is going to happen and embrace those failures. Okay. You cannot keep trying to avert the failures all the time. You have to eat some of those short ends of the stick and just work with what you’ve got.
Now, that’s my pessimistic failure focus. Here’s the funny thing about si pessimistic, we are always uncomfortable. Well, si inferior is in particular, always uncomfortable, we know we’re gonna fail. Okay, so what ends up happening with that any optimistic, we try to find ways to not fail, or just like the any pessimistic, but what more commonly happens is that any optimist sticks are going to be too optimistic that oh, well, maybe it goes well.
No, focus on the failures. Don’t just shy away from the fact that you’re uncomfortable. Keep looking for those failures. What’s the difference really, when we’re talking about focus and acceptance? In any pessimistic doesn’t want to accept those failures for itself.
Because it wants to maintain its status quo of comfort. Si pessimist sticks. That’s so optimistic, si pessimist sticks. They are uncomfortable, so they are looking for a way out? No, focus on the failures, keep focusing on them.
Okay, beaten the proverbial horse. Now. Let’s get over to the sad side. All right, totemic motivators you guys, for the optimistic se users, okay, you need to be successful focused.
This is particularly true, because your ni pessimist sticks are skeptical that you’ll actually be able to get what you want. Or you’re overloaded on options. Okay, there’s a lot of options cool. There’s, there’s a ton of them.
And that’s where you get lost between the SC what’s going on and your repressed any? What could be, but I digress. That’s the optimistic, you’re seeing everything going on constantly. And your ni inferior just doesn’t know what to do. Maybe you’re an ESTP sue me, that’s my super ego.
That’s who I typically talk to. Um, but your ni pessimistic is unsure of the outcome that you’ll actually get. So you chalk it up to a failure by default. Too much failure acceptance.
Not enough SUCCESS FOCUS. Interesting how that works. Anyhow, what about success acceptance. So we have I didn’t flip that.
That is an error. Okay. Oh, well, doesn’t really matter. So success acceptance for the pessimistic se users.
So what’s going on here? You’re in i hi and I function or you’re optimistic and I function is going And I want I want I want I want more. Right? So you’re consistently going I want more and more and more and more and more and you really lose sight of what step are you at? In the process? Where are you right now. So what you guys need to do, really, is that you need to learn that you need to set attainable short goals, accept the success for what it is. Right? Set the success for what it is, this will help keep you out of performance anxiety.
Okay, because you’re not trying to have this overly grandiose idea of what success is short bite size pieces, okay? And accept those things. Except that you’ve succeeded. It’s hard for you to accept success because you tend to be failure folk. On back on the SI side, it’s hard to accept those failures because your SI is looking at success.
So these things go hand in hand together. Keep that in mind. And if you guys have any questions on this No, it’s a short video but hopefully I nailed the the big points. If you have any questions, leave a comment down below.
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