What is the Wisest Way to Study Life for INFPs? | CS Joseph Responds
CS Joseph responds to the Acolyte question what is the wisest way to study life as an INFP?
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But yeah, what is the wisest way to study as an INFP? To define this question, quote, to study your content to study individuals to study health training money, what I’m not meaning with this question is study in a official degree way. Should an INFP use programs for notes, handwrite it and use folders? Okay. I kind of see where this guy is coming with, from you know where he’s coming from with this question. I was a little confused.
And I actually emailed them asking them to like, Okay, well, what do you mean by that? Because I already did like an educational question to that end. But when it comes to an INFP, there is one, one thing that absolutely needs to be done in order for them to have a really good experience, you know, and be able to retain the information and be successful in any area of study. This is in an official capacity or an unofficial capacity. But the answer is immersion, immersion, that you need to immerse their ePHI and immerse their Introverted Sensing in the specific content that they are studying.
It’s not good enough for them to just, you know, hunt and peck or pick and choose. I mean, for example, inf peas, when they read books, they almost always skip to the very end, because they’re triple outcome. They like to read the ending first. They, they’ll, they’ll read a few chapters here and there, but will they actually spend the time to consume all the content when they’re younger, not so much when they’re older? Absolutely.
Because they realize just how wise it is for them to do that, because they themselves discover over time how important it is, to immerse themselves within that content, and how it and like, it’s really important, because in order to make the content, like in order for them to study properly, they have to make the content that they’re studying to actually like, become a part of them, they have to become one with the content, almost like me becoming like a method actor of process to a point. But yeah, it’s, it’s, it’s a really, it’s a really big deal. And being immersive. I mean, goes goes something like, for example, you know, you look at Robert Greene, he wrote the 48 Laws of Power, he devoted his life to anthropology and basically, getting himself immersed in anthropology is every single perspective and it had nothing to do with war had nothing to do with power.
It had nothing to do with seduction, or intrigue or these things, or the laws of nature or anything that he writes. You know, within his books, he had to immerse himself in anthropology entirely. Before he’s before he chose specific niches with which he would write his opinions on and his opinions are now stored in those books. And they’re like the top selling books in the world short of the Bible.
The 48 Laws of Power, is the second most selling book in the entire world. And eventually, I imagine it will probably go above go above the Bible, in sales in the very near future. So like, it really, it really comes down to, it really comes down to immersion, you have to just throw yourself at it. And it’s not just good enough to, you know, cherry pick or be a little specific or only read what you need.
I mean, an ENFP can get away with that, but not an INFP. an INFP really needs to have the perspective of boiling the ocean, they really need to boil the ocean if they’re not going to consume or boil the entire ocean and just do like a small lake or a river or a little taste. It’s not good enough. They have to do the entire thing.
They have to look at every nook and cranny about the specific subject matter. So they themselves can become a subject matter expert, and it’s only after they’ve become a subject matter expert and And, you know, sometimes people think like, you know, after they become an SME, it’s at that point, their opinion is actually valuable. And they can start, you know, talking about it and doing areas of study, to, you know, to the like, etc. But the reality of the situation is that, you know, a lot of people don’t really realize they don’t really realize that, you know, hey, they don’t realize when they’ve become the subject matter expert, especially te inferiors.
And I think this is actually the thing that gets in the way of INFP study, is because they’re trying to figure it out, like, Okay, I’m triple outcome. So when have I arrived at the point where I’m a subject matter expert, and really, there’s really no real way to actually know, there really isn’t. So Tony Robbins, his approach, I’m gonna talk about the Tony Robbins approach and the Frank Abigaille approach. The Tony Robbins approach is that, quote, people are rewarded in public for what they have practiced for years and private, if you’re gonna go with the Robert Greene approach with his book mastery, you want to get at least 10,000 hours in your subject of study, and that’s basically journeyman Level Mastery is 20 20,000 hours.
How many? How much time? Did Robert Greene have to invest in his study of anthropology before be before he was able to write the second highest selling book in the history of the world? You see what I’m saying? Like just how far did he actually have to go to accomplish that? So that that matters, it really, really matters, you could say, but the the reality situation is, is that, you know, that’s how to, like be a subject matter expert. But then there are people out there who want to look like a subject matter expert like Frank avek. Now, and you know, he taught I think it was at Columbia University, he taught at Columbia, and I think it’s physics or chemistry or something. And he had no idea how to do the subject.
But all he did was just read one chapter ahead of the class, basically. And that’s how he was able to be a university professor. And that’s technically good enough, from a subject matter expert point of view, it’s good enough, but it still isn’t the entire kit and caboodle. It is not boiling the ocean, which is what an INFP absolutely needs to do.
The INFP needs to absorb the entire perspective, and everybody’s potential perspectives around a particular subject. So they themselves become one with the subject. And only after they have accomplished that, at that moment, their study is complete, because they’re able to use their si hero, and their Introverted Sensing child that same time to develop a narrative that speaks principles that they’ve been able to derive as a result of becoming a subject matter expert. And it’s really only at that point where they’ve reached mastery, that they can actually do that, they could probably do it as a journeyman.
But at mastery level, that’s really what it is. And in order to gain mastery. And as I recommend any INFP, read the book mastery by Robert Greene, who is an INFP. Once they’ve gained mastery, it’s at that point really, that they’ve completed their study.
And if you really want to know like, okay, until it’s like 15 to 25,000 hours, so just about 20,000 hours, basically. Okay. Now, should an INFP use programs for notes and handwriting use folders? Yes, of course, keep track of everything reference thing, it’s all about reference points. This is one of the areas of Te inferior, the INFP has really struggled with is that they just don’t understand, like how important reference points are.
So they need to store up their reference points, and keep track of the reference points. You know, it’s almost like they have to live their life like an annotated bibliography, basically, literally structure all of your study from an annotated Biblio graphical format, and then you will be able to find the information you need and will actually help you reach mastery faster. And, you know, I, I really, really maintain you know, that you do this, you know, as an INFP, that it will, it will guarantee success in your life. But again, none of that matters.
If you’re not going to quote practice for years in private, you know, the Nii way is to just, you know, be one chapter ahead of the class. But the N E way is to boil the ocean, which is really what an INFP should do. It also helps them develop their expert intuition parent, makes it more responsible, makes them better human beings, makes them wiser in the long run. And ultimately, as a result there any parent being developed as inf peas, they themselves would literally become the physical manifestation of the metaphysical, invisible hand that literally is able to guide the future of this culture or any culture for that matter.
They literally will be able to change the world with their value system and their opinions. But the only way that’s going to happen is if they reach mastery, and the only way that’s going to happen is if they seek out total immersion. So anything that actually interests them, maybe political intrigue, who knows like Robert Greene’s, what got him into anthropology is absolutely Literally what has to be that guiding force for the INFP but again, without immersion with the ebb which was which is required for mastery, the INFP will not be successful and will not reach mastery, you need total immersion in the subject, whatever subject that is you intend to study that is absolutely critical as inf peas. So, so Anyway folks, just also a little quick announcement, we are bringing back the CSJ meetup groups it will be in Washington state.
So, because I’ve been moving around, I really like the place that I’m going to be hosting them at. Probably going to happen about twice a month, maybe once a month, once or twice a month, probably twice a month, where I’ll be physically there, hosting meetups. So if you folks want to get in on that, check your email for the link to the meetups. And we will have those events planned ahead of time and they will be absolutely fantastic.
So hopefully I can meet you members of the community face to face and have those conversations just like we used to do in the Bay Area and in Sacramento since like I no longer live there. So anyway, yeah, just a little announcement for you folks there and thanks for watching folks. I hope this episode was informative and answered some questions. I’ll see you guys tonight on Discord as usual.
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