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Tea
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  • Type: NeFi
  • Development: l--l
  • Attitude: Seelie

The Fi heros such as Harry Potter and the Baggins hobbits have a elements of the “underdog” that seems absent in the Fe myths. The Fe hero’s journey are a bit more about realizing one’s place in the world, while the Fi myths seem to be about succeeding despite one’s place in the world. That personally resonates with me, too. I ain’t no fortunate son. Whereas Fe heroes have to prove they’re more than just fortunate sons or frauds.

In “The Greatest Showman, Barnum was also an underdog, but his greatest challenge was proving he wasn’t a fraud.

(And of course, these are fundamentally human struggles at the end of the day, so anyone can experience both)

I’ve wondered what our core presuppositions about character are in the J axes. Perhaps the differences can be summed up:

  • If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll do it.

vs.

  • Once you’ve done it, you’ve got what it takes.

I’m kind of echoing Jelle’s observation of a static/plastic mindset divide.

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