Season 2, Episode 5 Transcript
Chase: Hey guys, it’s Chase, with csjoseph.life. Decided to just do another video right after that one, so we’re talking about the temperaments and we’re talking about idealists, the idealist temperament, also known as the intuitive feelers or the NFs. I think the wind has died down a little bit. I just finished watching the video I just shot. Yeah, there’s a little wind in the beginning but it clears up pretty well and it’s decent right now so …
Chase: Anyway, so let’s talk about the intuitive feelers, also known as the idealists. So what are idealists? They are innovators, just like the NTs are, but they innovate for the purpose of social change. As I say that, the wind picks up again. I think it will be fine though. So social change. What are some good examples of social change? I would say … Well, like Gandhi for example. Gandhi is a great example of social change. The Buddha as well. Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was an intuitive feeler, he was an INFJ. Martin Luther King, also an INFJ. Gandhi, many believe he is an INFJ as well. There are a lot of things to be gained for our race and for our society if we listen to the idealists and allow the idealists to drive our culture. The problem is is that we’re either not willing to listen to their message or we don’t allow society to be structured to allow for such change. Like for example, take churches. Well they’re not taxed but if they start talking about anything political, they’re immediately taxed. For that purpose, their taxed as a business instead of having that tax [inaudible 00:02:02] because the system exists in such a way where because we have that 70% [inaudible 00:02:09] majority, they’re not really interested in change.
Chase: Look at the SJ types, the guardians. 40% of the world’s population and if you look at statistics done on change management in organizations around the world, 40% of all people are resistant to change. Gee, I wonder where they got that statistic from? Could it have anything to do with the fact that guardians, the SJ types, the most resistant to change of all those types, just those four types, and they make up 40% of the population? Huh. That might have something to do with it. Well, that’s where intuitive feelers come in, the harbingers of social change.
Chase: Now they’re also split up into two subgroups just like the intellectuals are. As intuitives, you have the NFJs and the NFPs. NFPs … For example, the guy who was the jockey for Seabiscuit for example, he was an INFP. I also know a preacher friend of mine at Michigan who is also an INFP and they’re all about advocating ideas or changing the narrative in such a way where people’s entire belief systems are restructuring. That’s what NFPs do and that could even be in finance. A lot of NFPs I know are amazing at sales and amazing at finance because they are that culture carrier, that messenger that has to tell the message of a better tomorrow or a better life or a better system or a better business, specifically because they believe in what they’re selling. But it’s also because, in the absence of communication or explanation, perceptions become reality. When they’re trying to enact social change, an NFP, especially a corrupt NFP, they don’t really care about what’s actually factually true. They just care about what people believe and changing people’s beliefs to one thing to another, it doesn’t matter if it’s true or false, it doesn’t mean anything to them, they don’t care. They just care about changing those people’s beliefs to match the cause that they support.
Chase: You could look at the NFPs of the intuitive feeler types as people who are the source of change, the change creators we’ll call them. You look at NFJs, they are the change executors. They execute the change. They bring the ideas and the vision behind that change to fruition and execute it in society. They could do it at a small micro level and they could do it on a very large macro level as well. So this could be in organizations, this could be in communities, could be a church. ENFJs especially get very involved in politics. They also end up being professors at universities and schools. So also do INFPs and both the dreamer and the mentor, that’s the INFP and the ENFJ, they really dominate in the education area because they believe their cause is to drive change within their students and that has a broader impact on the next generation and thus the community, the city, the metro, the county, the state, and the country as a whole, and eventually worldwide.
Chase: Intuitive feelers are very aware that their voice could be carried by anyone to anywhere. Even NFJs do this as well. Why? Well, because an NFJ ego has an NFP shadow or unconscious side of their mind and the same is also true of NFPs, they have an NFJ show or unconscious as well. So because they have all of this mental overlap within the intuitive feelers, they’re able to complete the same objectives. Although obviously having an ego in one area provides them with more capability in either being the source of the vision of change or to be that executor of change. Sure, an NFP could be an executor of change but it would take more effort and more mental energy, more time to accomplish. Likewise an NFJ could be a source of the vision, but it would take more time for them to implement and accomplish or to design, design that vision basically.
Chase: So that’s what we see throughout history, these figures, these people who have really gone out of their way to change how we as a race view anything from spirituality to basic social interaction, civil rights, feminism, human rights, and although many people have different opinions about those things, it usually almost always stems from an intuitive feeler. Idealists are like the spearhead or the arrowhead, the very apex or the point that really splits the reality of human existence and determines the rights and wrongs and the direction that our race is heading. So if you were to look at the temperaments, the four temperaments like a pyramid, 40% of the population are SJs also known as guardians, that’s the bottom foundation of the pyramid. Then you have 30% of the population and that would be the artisans, the next layer up. Then the next layer would be the intellectuals who help provide system-based, systems-oriented change and innovation, technology to help really move the race forward, but at the very top of the pyramid are the idealists. They’re the people who really recognize what suffering really is from a very human level.
Chase: Why? Because they’re so people-focused. Intuitive feelers are extremely people-focused and people-oriented. It means everything to them. People mean everything to them, especially NFJs who are extremely self-sacrificing to the point where they become doormats to other people because they care about people so much. I mean, I remember I went on a date one time with an INFJ and she was explaining to me that she went to jail because she shoplifted from a store in order to give that to some poor guy on the street. It’s like an article of clothing or something. That’s the level which NFJs or idealists are willing to go, and that’s why idealists like really having relationships with each other because one sees the suffering and wants to design a better life and design a better vision of change, that’s an NFP and then their NFJ partner goes and implements it and it just creates this endless cycle of good feelings and social change and they feel like they can be shoulder to shoulder and face to face while being part of bringing social change to our race, and it really …
Chase: It makes them feel alive, in the same way that with intellectuals for example, when intellectuals get their heads together and they’re bringing their systems change, it’s the same thing. They feel the most alive by having that kind of team prism. Same thing with artisans and SJs, when they all get together and what they’re able to build and implement is a similar experience. Although it’s not internal to their own temperament. SPs prefer to be with SJs. NTs prefer to be with NTs. NFs prefer to be with NFs. That’s just the difference between sensors and intuitives. Can’t really get any different than that so …
Chase: So yeah, intuitives, ENFJ, ENFP, INFJ, INFP, mentor, advocate, sage, and dreamer are very, very socially … Social oriented, very people oriented. Social change is everything to them. They’re the activists, they’re the people that create foundations. Like for example, my last job, there’s an ENFJ, his name is Chris, really good guy. He hosted a golf tournament every year that would raise a lot of money, sometimes half a million dollars I believe, for the local hospital. He would also be involved with other fundraising activities. NFs usually like to help with Salvation Army. They’re very volunteer work focused. Very volunteer focused. A lot of them make up nursing as well, clergy. Any type of occupation that’s very people focused. Even social work in some cases, although social work is usually SFJs because they’re all about protecting people, about caring for them at the same time. Whereas NFJs are about yeah, we’ll protect people but that’s not really the goal. We’re trying to create a better world for all of us. That’s what they’re all about, creating that better world.
Chase: I mean, even [inaudible 00:13:22] creating a coalition of churches in a community where imagine an ENFJ gets sick and tired of watching all of these churches compete for parishioners. It’s just destroying all these churches and churches are closing and pastors are leaving and clergy are leaving and it’s just a nightmare, but one ENFJ rises up and is like, “No, we’re not doing this anymore.” So he creates a coalition of churches with a board, a board of directors from elders or senior staff from each of these churches. Creates this grand organization, and they go around the community and other communities raising money like mad and they create enough money as a non-profit organization and they open up a hospital in their community that does not have a hospital. All of a sudden, they’ve just brought 1,500 to 3,000 jobs to their community, which means that’s a lot … So for each job, you can assume at least three people per job, so if that’s 3,000 times three, that’s 9,000 people, 9,000 new potential parishioners moving to that community. So [inaudible 00:14:40] these churches are no longer competing for parishioners anymore, but they are actually working together to benefit the community as a whole and they’re no longer subject to the whole fact that statistically 9% of all the money that goes into a church makes it back to the community. That ENFJ has inspired that change and has made it different so that the churches in that community actually care about the community and are showing it by taking action with their activism. That my friends, is the power of an NF, of an idealist.
Chase: It’s not just ENFJs that can do this. I know an INFP that did something similar from an educational standpoint and raising money and providing education for low-income families to help their children become more educated, get the degrees that they need, the scholarships that they need, to be able to make something of themselves. Same thing with INFJs and all their volunteer work. I see them all the time at homeless shelters. Anyway, those are just some examples. I’m not here saying idealists are better than the other ones, I’m really not. I’m just saying that that’s who these people are. That’s what they’re like. So if you’re with an idealist, understand what motivates them. It’s all about social change and making a world better for tomorrow, making the present reality better for everyone and making our future reality as a race better for everyone. That’s why they exist. They are very people oriented. People come first, not systems. Intellectuals, sometimes they view systems more important than people but that’s okay, that’s how they work.
Chase: You know, I understand the system of depth psychology very well, but it still has direct applications to people. I’m reaching the same end goal of helping others but from a different vector, and that’s what it’s all about. It doesn’t matter what temperament you are, you can still reach the same conclusion or reach the same objectives as your fellow types just fine, but you’re doing it from a different direction, a different vector. So that’s what the temperaments are all about, and it just so happens that there’s four of each type in each temperament.
Chase: Anyway, that concludes our four videos on the temperaments. I’ll be doing four more videos on interaction styles next and those eight videos become the foundational knowledge that we need in order to basically type anybody and I’ll show you how that works with the fifth video for now after the four interaction styles that outlines all of that. So anyway, if you found this video educational or helpful, please hit a like or subscribe to the channel and if you have any questions of course leave any comments and I will do my best to answer your questions so thank you all so far for your support of the channel. I really appreciate it. It’s important to me that we discuss this type of knowledge and this [inaudible 00:18:08] so that we can really identify just how useful it is and what we can use it for for the betterment of our fellow man. So anyway, I’m gonna head in so you all have a good night. Talk to you later.