Should an ISTP Hold Back? | CS Joseph Responds
CS Joseph answers the Acolyte question, should an ISTP hold back in martial arts?
Hey what’s that bagel hackers? Welcome to CS Joseph podcast. Today’s question, should an ISTP be more careful in martial arts? This is a very peculiar question. But I think I kind of actually figured out why this question was asked oftentimes and asked questions by acolyte members. You know, so a lot of these videos come from questions that the acolyte members asked, you know, CSS to that lifeforce slash members become a journeyman, then upgrade your account to acolyte, or CS joseph.ly forward slash portal, go to the acolyte page, and you can upgrade your account from there if you’re already a journeyman but the point is, they get to ask one question a month, which gets a visual response that’s put posted on YouTube or on the podcast so that everybody can gain the benefit? Which, you know, why not? I mean, shouldn’t everyone have access to the knowledge? So, so should I, as TPS should ISTPs be more careful in martial arts? That is an insanely good question.
This is the next rule feeling inferior question combined with extroverted sensing parent. Now, the more responsible extroverted sensing parent is, the less likely it is that it’s really going to be like necessary. You know, for them to be careful, because extroverted sensing parent, the more responsible it is, naturally, the more careful it is. A lot of people just don’t, don’t get that they just don’t understand that concept.
parent functions, you know, in terms of the ego functions, it’s like the last function to develop within the ego. So the younger, an ISTP is, the more I don’t know, careless they are, the more careless they are. And that too, can be a problem. And try to adjust my position here, because the wind is a little ridiculous.
There’s one of my favorite trees, let’s go check out that tree over there. So yeah, this continues to be a big deal, and a big problem over time. So extroverted sensing parents, you know, it takes a while for it to develop, it actually starts, you know, the development process in a gradual, yet meaningful way. Probably closer to, I don’t know, I could start the development process when they hit adolescence.
But sometimes it could take a decade or more, to actually get fully developed. And this can end up causing a lot of issues a lot of issues over time. So one of them is, you know, carelessness. And when an ISTP is careless, it basically their ni child just kind of gets out of control to a point it gets out of control, such that they end up you know, using their freedom, the freedom that’s provided through their Introverted Intuition child was their decision making.
And then as a result of that freedom being the way that you know, it is it creates extroverted sensing related consequences, or a mess for other people to clean up. Or in some cases, it can actually injure other people. And that is like the primary purpose as to why this question was asked, you know, how can I as an ISTP you know, should I be more careful when I’m doing martial arts because I don’t want to injure my instructor. I don’t want to injure my sparring partner.
So they are in effect correct to ask this question, but the difference is, is that the only the only people that need advice in this area are the ISTPs with underdeveloped se parent if you’re asking to parent is actually really developed you know as as in like, you’re older, like you’re in your 40s for example, chances are it’s developed by then and you’re not turning it off consistently. Because like, you know, a parent function is like most parents, we’re dealing with children especially and I child, it gets really tired and then it just turns off and then the child is free to go and start looping or as the they say in the OBS community jumping with you know, the Introverted Thinking hero and it’s like a free for all just turns into a freakin Free For All right? Well, to avoid that free for all. The parents got to get in the way and prevent the child and the hero from hanging out and the parents got to protect the child from basically creating huge messes that itself is going to have to clean up later because you They’ll make decisions while being completely unaware of consequences because of extra intuition trickster, which is lack of awareness of consequences. And then all of a sudden, it completely blows up in their face.
And then they’re not going to be able to, I mean, relationships could could end they could potentially be kicked out of, you know, their martial arts gym or dojo, where their training is set, or who knows, like injury can happen? And what if it’s permanent? Right? So Should an ISTP be more careful? Well, how developed is their parent function? That’s that’s the real question, how develop is the parent function, so that it could be prevented? Right? What’s going to happen? So, if the parent function is being developed, then there’s not really a big issue. But then again, you’re asking now well, how is it developed? Mr. CS? Joseph? Well, the answer is, it’s self discipline, they need to have more self discipline, more routine, right? The more routine and the more practice they get, the more their extroverted sensing parent becomes responsible because of SEL cognitive orbit works. If they focus on hyperco, developing their Introverted Sensing critic, in terms of their memory, their muscle memory, and practice, with all of that in mind, what’s going to end up happening is that they will have an opportunity to have a more responsible expert sensing parent, which means they will be naturally careful, especially in a martial arts situation, right.
The other thing is, too is they’re already so afraid of being unaccepted, or not liked by other people, especially in a martial arts setting, that it’s like, Hey, I don’t want to have any risk of causing injury to other people. Because I’m not going to be liked anymore. No one’s going to like me there and no one’s going to want me there, it’s just going to blow up in my face. So I should be more careful, right? Well, here’s the flip side of this, when you’re extra sensing parent is responsible, you start to realize that some of the other students that are at the martial arts gym with you, they all signed paperwork, you know, release form saying that injury can happen, you know, and if that happens, well, then it happens.
Sure you as an individual have to be more responsible in terms of like, what you yourself are bringing to the table? Are you being careful enough with a developed expert sensing parent? Is it being responsible as a parent? Or is it being irresponsible and acting more like a teenager? Right? There’s all these different ways to, you know, to consider, you know, what’s actually happening there. So, based on that, I highly recommend the ISTP focuses on self discipline, but does not concern themselves so much. With the expert feeling inferior part. If someone doesn’t like you for potentially injuring them, they probably shouldn’t have signed the paperwork, because it’s kind of on them.
Yes, it is your responsibility to be more careful in a martial arts situation. And you can make yourself more careful by developing your Introverted Sensing critic. So that translates into a more responsible or a parent function that becomes more responsible over time, its response level of responsibility ends up increasing, instead of just being a typical irresponsible expert sensing parent, like que se teenager would have like at a very young ISTP, you see what I’m saying. So those are all the different dynamics that an ISTP would just have to be aware of, when they’re in the context of a martial arts gym.
But here’s the thing, though, it’s not just a martial arts gym that this applies, this actually applies in every single area of the ISTPs life. And it’s especially difficult for like a subconscious focused ISTP, who’s focused, you know, their ENFP focus, they’re going out of their way to be this mentor this teacher to other people. But if they lack self discipline, then the way that they teach could also be dangerous, and they can be increasing the danger to their students. You know, developing the shadow side of their mind, especially their Introverted Sensing critic is absolutely critical because it allows them to be more careful, their level of care in their carefulness is increased, especially in potentially dangerous situations that they are teaching.
So what this does is this actually creates a nice synergy between their shadow side of their mind, which is their ESTJ side, their unconscious, as well as their ENFJ side, which is their subconscious. And then both of those sides get to be applied in a teaching scenario or an instruction scenario where they are likely becoming or already are a martial arts instructor. So these things are extremely key to the success of any ISTP in any situation. Again, ISTPs can’t really reach personal happiness until they actually allow themselves and actually become good or great teachers, because they’re part of the Mayan temple.
The Mayan temple is all about learning and education, etc. And in order to have that In order to have that, like, it’s super critical, it’s super critical that they don’t just focus on, you know, being the fun teacher, but they’re also the teacher that is really disciplined. One of my Krav Maga instructors, for example, he is an ISTP. And he actually is very shadow focused, and he’s trying really hard, you know, as an instructor to become a funner.
Instructor. And, and sometimes we can have a lot of fun in his class. But then when that happens, people get hurt. And oftentimes, I’ve watched him dial it back and get a lot, a lot, it just increases level of seriousness, level of safety and discipline and disciplining the class consistently as per his si critic, in order to make sure that safety is being maintained.
A proper ISTP teacher would know that safety comes first followed by fun, whereas, you know, someone who’s really ENFJ focused, that does not have their ESC J site focused as an ISTP. Well, they end up sacrificing safety for the sake of fun, which could end up terminating the entire learning experience, and quite frankly, injuring students and you know, in anyone else as a result, so not exactly a good position to be in and I don’t recommend that for ISTP. So the bottom line is, shouldn’t ISTP Be careful in a martial art situation? I think the obvious answer is yes. But really, how they can be more careful is by making sure that they are being safe and observing all safety standards, and having safety rituals, for example, and safety preparation with their Introverted Sensing critic because via cognitive orbit, that will translate directly to the expert sensing parent.
And it will make that parent function more responsible over time. That way, the learning experience for everybody in the classroom including the ISTP, and even if the ISTP ends up being an instructor, it’s it’s better it’s it’s better in almost every way, safety is not compromised. But fun is also not compromised either. And it becomes a really healthy balance between es TJ, unconscious and ENFJ.
Subconscious be it whether or not the ISTP is the student or the teacher. All of that directly applies. So anyway, that should answer that question. So yeah, thanks for watching, listening, folks.
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