Which Cognitive Focus Is Better For ENTPs? | CS Joseph Responds
CS Joseph responds to the Acolyte question which cognitive focus is better for ENTPs?
Hey what’s up, hackers? Welcome to the CS Joseph podcast. So, today’s question What’s better? A shadow focused ENTP or subconscious focus the ENTP for an ENTP? Woman? In terms of, like, I think, I think the context is question is in terms of a relationship. So I’m just gonna answer it, you know, at a foundational level, then we’re gonna go into some little, some details, I guess. So, at a foundation level, in terms of relationships, cognitive focus, means a lot, there’s a lot of different approaches that need to be taken, when it comes to identifying, you know, what a person’s cognitive focus is.
Now, usually I do this by, you know, asking a person, okay, how do you what are the top five criticisms, you have yourself? What are the top five criticisms, your partner has a view, and if you know, if they don’t have a partner, someone else who’s very similarly as close to them as they are, perhaps, like maybe their father, and then in identifying, you know, criticisms, it actually became, it becomes pretty clear as to what their cognitive focus actually is. Now, obviously, we’re learning about temples right now, with deadly sins, living virtues, origins, the polls, etc, all of these different vectors when it comes to identifying, you know, typing people on the Type grid, new vectors that we’re working on. But at the same time, they are also utilized to identify cognitive focus, right. And that’s important, that’s a major, major issue, you have to know eventually, you know, what cognitive focus is, you know, in order for you to have a successful relationship, like, it doesn’t even matter if you have a golden pair, like it doesn’t, it does not matter at all.
Because the reality situation is, is that one of you is going to be subconscious focused, and the other one is going to be shadow focused or unconscious focused. And remember, subconscious focused folk are, they’re a little bit happier, they’re a little bit more playful in their life, but they can be a lot more foolish and a shadow focused person or unconscious focused, that person is more likely to be wiser, less happier, not as playful, not as foolish, though, but they also take life a lot more seriously. And they can be pretty serious when it comes to, you know, you know, like, because their critic is more developed their shadows more developed. So they’re on the side of wisdom, basically, they a little bit wiser for their type.
The thing is, though, is that I’ve noticed throughout my travels, and throughout my my coaching clientele, that when it comes down to it, relationships usually are far more successful when you are pairing up somebody who is subconscious focused versus somebody who is Shadow focused. So initially, might the answer to this question really is is like, Okay, well, hold on, what’s your focus? What is your focus? Is it are you subconscious or unconscious focus, you gotta determine that first for yourself. Now, we do offer that, you know, if you get like coaching, and we do like a type verification session, you can ask about, okay, so what’s my cognitive focus? And then we could have that discussion more on that at CS joseph.ly. For slash coaching.
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Now granted, over time. I mean, like, you know, pairing up somebody who is subconscious focus with someone who’s shadow focus, okay, yeah, that’s cool and all. However, it’s still not exactly a one size fits all solution. I would say it works about four out of five times in total.
So yeah, like like four out of five times. But like, honestly, it can. The older a person gets the more they actually understand themselves, they understand it the people they know what their tastes are, and then every now and then you might find someone who would prefer to be around you know, a particularly type that shadow folks like for example, like for me, INTJ women I actually am have grown fond of shadow focused INTJ women, and actually kind of going a little bit further away from ESFP, focused INTJ women. So that’s just a personal preference that one can develop over time as a result of human nurture.
So that’s why I gotta say, you know, four out of five times really consider the cognitive focus rule, right? But the rule of being, you know, pair up a subconscious person with a unconscious person in terms of their cognitive focus, you’re gonna probably want to do that. So, that’s, that’s important, right? But again, you know, the older you are, you might end up developing your own preferences for specific types as a result, because like, for me, I really, really struggle with ESFP, focused INTJ women, I really struggle with that. I seem to have a lot of failures in that direction. You know, and when it also comes, like, for example, ISFPs.
Do I like subconscious focus versus shadow focused, I mean, I don’t know, I don’t have enough experience there to say either way. So like, again, life experience, human nurture, eventually will get in the way of this basic, you know, nature or natural approach. It’s natural, we’ll say it’s natural for pairing up subconscious focus person with a unconscious focus person, that’s more natural. But eventually, as nurture gets in the way and as you get older, you’ll probably make a different decision as a result.
Now subconscious focused, NTP versus shadow focused INTP, subconscious focus, ENTPs, they tend to be a little bit more depraved, they have like a double helping of Introverted Sensing, they’re also, in my opinion, a lot more stubborn. They’re not as open minded, it’s like because they have a double helping of TI. And that can really get in the way, they’ll spend more time correcting other people than actually listening and that that too can be a problem. However, they are very socially aware, and they’re very good at being in social situations.
And I think that’s one of the reasons why subconscious focused ENTPs are a little bit happier as a result. But however, you know, like, if we’re looking at like, men, for example, like IE intp men, then being subconscious focus does not really actually do them any favors. When it comes to like living life in this society, it really doesn’t. And the reason why is because their, their ego, and their subconscious is very feminine, right? So they are actually going to be a lot more feminine as a man.
And that can be a problem. Now, if you’re an ENTP woman, however, and your subconscious focus, this could actually be very advantageous for you, because then you have a double helping of being feminine, which makes you far more attractive to men out there. And shadow focus dNTP men are far more attractive to women in Western society, versus ENTP women who are, you know, subconscious focused, they are more attractive to men in Western society, or actually just men everywhere, let’s just be honest, because it just checks all the boxes, you know. So it’s important to just kind of understand these things.
And that’s another Nergal approach when it comes to societal preferences in terms of, you know, masculine and feminine behaviors of different types, etc. But, you know, NTP men still don’t have it very easy. And of course, it’s extremely difficult to find the NTP even if it’s a woman, they’re very rare. I mean, there are people in my life.
Some people on my team and hell even Railgun all maintain that en TPS are actually likely rarer than I N, J’s. And while I don’t know for sure, and I don’t have enough data within the Bucha app to be able to tell per se to be able to take a sample size, that’s statistically viable. I don’t have that information yet. As it as it seems to be right now.
I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with that. I’m kind of like reserving judgment for right now. But from their perspective, that’s like, hey, yeah, actually, most people claim INFJ is the rarest of all types, but they actually maintain it ENTP because he and teepees just so hard to find. I I’m not entirely sure about that, because en teepees are very chameleon, like they’re extremely hard to type and because of how difficult it is to actually type them.
That’s likely, you know, the main issue as to why they’re so hard to find is just because it’s so hard to type them and I think that there’s little bias there, but that’s just my personal opinion. Now shadow focused ENTPs, they’re a lot more reserved, they’re not so good at social skills. Now, you know, in the, in the subconscious focusing ENTP, they’re a little bit more affiliative than typical ENTP. But a shadow focusing ENTPs is more likely to be an asshole, let’s be honest, doesn’t matter man or woman, they’re, they’re a lot more pragmatic, they’re a lot freer, they just kind of do whatever they want.
And they’re more likely, they’re more likely to enforce boundaries, instead of actually being walked all over in certain situations. Whereas like, you know, the double helping an Introverted Sensing, it’s a double helping of loyalty, or double helping of Stockholm Syndrome, which can cause en TPS to be taken advantage of over time. That can be that can be a serious problem. More on that and to the How to social engineer en TPS lecture in season 21.
For some reason, Eric, Thor completely missed the point of that entire season. So apparently, he enjoys to rush, rush to judgment and question my character and doesn’t realize that it’s all for the purpose of trying to educate people on how to defend themselves, etc. But yeah, Shadow focus ENTPs. Again, a lot more independent, they’re very, they’re a lot more pragmatic.
They’re willing to break social rules, they’re willing to, you know, say like, speak what’s on their mind, regardless of the consequences, and then just not care. Andrew Tate is an excellent example of a shadow focused EMTP. Whereas Edward Norton is an example of an ISFJ, focused EMTP. Now, which one’s better for an ISTP? Well, the answer is, I mean, this is your intrigue relationship, which means it’s got the same sexuality as a bronze pair.
But really, it’s a toss up because it just really depends what the ISTP is cognitive focus is, right? So if the ISTP is Shadow focused, go for the Edward Norton, if the ISTP is subconscious, focused, go for the anti rotate. Basically, that’s, that’s, that’s how I would I would lay it down for you know, those trying to figure out their cognitive focus as a result, so, so yeah. Cool. I think I’ve hammered this horse pretty well.
So thank you guys for the opportunity and for asking this question. It was a it was a good one. So but yeah, anyway, folks, thanks for watching and listening, and I’ll see you guys tonight.