Literally No Subtext with Dear Kristin

Personality type talk, trends between types, tips on self-development and, in true ESFP fashion, random other unpredictable stuff.

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Wednesday Dec 07, 2022

Today, I'm joined by Dr. Ben Cotterill, a psychology professor at Clemson University in South Carolina, to discuss his research using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and other personality tools. Doctor Cotterill and I discuss the strengths and weaknesses of MBTI, its critics in the psychological field, the Big Five model and how one's psychological birth order might affect their personality type. It was a fascinating conversation, so grab a cuppa and get comfortable!
Dr. Cotterill's website:
His discussed research paper on "The Relationship Between Psychological Birth-Order Position and Personality Type":
Boeree's MBTI test:
The Big Five Aspects Scale:
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Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

Today I answer a question submitted by Kennedy, who asks how he, as an INTP, can learn to type people in the wild. I go into some of the tells that I've picked up as an Se dom that reflect what cognitive functions somebody might be using. 
If you're unfamiliar with the cognitive functions and need a crash course, check out this video:
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Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

Join me as we find trends between types based on career/field of study!
2:49 ENFJ3:41 INFJ6:22 ESFJ7:02 ISFJ8:02 ENFP9:34 INFP11:38 ISFP12:42 ESFP14:47 ENFJ17:04 INTJ18:49 ESTJ20:34 ISTJ22:00 ENTP23:30 INTP25:44 ISTP26:46 ESTP
Learn about the cognitive functions:
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Thursday Sep 08, 2022

Today, I welcome Michelle to talk with me about the wonderful topic of creativity as two creatives in the YouTube space. Where does creativity start? How do we manage the whims of creativity as two ExFPs in a society that demands content? How do we handle deadlines? Is there a difference between “creative” and “artistic”? What makes our art unique? Are certain personality types more creative than others? How can you be more creative? We discuss these and literally 10000 other questions in today's episode.
Michelle’s YouTube channel:
Michelle’s instagram: @heartofmichi
Neon Genisis scene that Michelle mentioned:
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Friday Aug 19, 2022

This episode is for the insanely niche sector of my audience that has an extensive interest in both music and MBTI! (Just kidding, it's for all of you, please listen 🙏 ) Let's take an unnecessarily deep dive into these 16 songs that I've chosen to represent each of the 16 Myers-Briggs types.
View Restless Mosaic's FREE book, "Music By The Innards"
Watch my video, "16 Personalities as 16 Songs":
⌛️ TIMESTAMPS:2:20 ENTJ10:03 ENTP14:16 ESTP17:47 ISTP22:06 INTP26:57 INTJ30:03 ESTJ33:19 ISTJ36:18 If you're interested in more MBTI music content...36:55 INFP40:49 ENFP45:36 ISFP49:00 ESFP55:58 ESFJ58:59 ISFJ1:03:08 ENFJ1:05:58 INFJ1:09:51 Final commentsWatch Restless Mosaic's interview with Ennpey about cognitive functions and music:
Learn about the cognitive functions:
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Thursday Jul 28, 2022

Want to help your friends feel more understood? Well, thankfully, we're back with another long-form analysis of your instagram answers to my monthly question. This time, you answered, "In what ways do you feel misunderstood?" Can't quite wrap your head around the personality type of someone in your life? Then this episode is for you! Thanks, as always, to those who participated.
Timestamps:4:17 INTP7:05 ENTP12:25 ISTP15:41 ESTP16:22 INFP20:25 ISFP21:35 ENFP25:35 ESFP28:11 ENTJ 29:21 ESTJ31:05 INTJ34:06 ISTJ34:42 ENFJ37:02 INFJ41:00 ESFJ41:36 ISFJ
"Type Trends" is an experiment that I run via my instagram page, through which I ask my instagram followers various questions, and then find trends between the types based on their answers. Feel free to follow me on instagram @dear.kristin if you'd like to participate!
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Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

Today, I welcome fellow type-enthusiast and esteemed author, Joe Arrigo (aka "Ghost of Jung" on YouTube), to discuss the burden that is being an INTJ. Why do INTJs focus so much on the future, rather than the present moment? Do INTJs find it hard to touch base with their feelings? What do INTJs value in relationships? Dating advice, conflict management, and, of course, the million dollar question, “are you evil”? Joe also shares with us a bit about his writing process in crafting his type manifesto, “Marble and Sculptor”. 
Buy “Marble and Sculptor” today on Etsy (PDF and Signed Copy): (Kindle and paperback):
Joe’s YouTube Channel:
Bangin’ track created by Restless Mosaic.

Wednesday Jul 06, 2022

Will Jenna put Kristin to sleep in this episode? Find out as we dive into all things Introverted Feeling (Fi)! How does Fi differ from Fe? What are some common misconceptions about each of these feeling functions? What might these functions look like in real life? And what the heck does Moana have to do with this? Let's dive in.
Learn about the 8 cognitive functions below:
Intro music by the talented Restless Mosaic

Monday Jun 27, 2022

Today we welcome Laith, a dear friend of mine, to chat all things ENFJ. Do ENFJs really want to unpack everything? What even is Extraverted Feeling (Fe)? Are ENFJs prone to being "fake"? We unpack all this and more in this interesting, albeit slightly unhinged, chat. (This is the longest Laith has ever talked about himself in front of me.)
See Laith feature in one of my sketches below:
Intro music by the talented Restless Mosaic

Wednesday Jun 08, 2022

Those darned "cognitive functions" that everyone talks about! What even are they?! Today, we unpack the 8 Jungian cognitive functions with my own ever-developing understanding of what they are in essence, how they differ from one another and how they might present in individuals. A big thank you to my sister for brainstorming the functions with me over many cups of tea, and letting me use some of her own clever phrasing.
My YouTube video on the 8 cognitive functions:
Other helpful resources:Frank James' video on the functions:'s: Y's:
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