Q&A Thursday #4 ~ Handling Defensive Partners, Speaking Our Partner’s Language, and Staying Out of the “Friend-Zone” While Dating
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Come join us for Q&A Thursday #4! I included timestamps below in case you want to jump back and revisit any of these topics:
0:00 | Introduction
0:33 | Exploring Ti decision-making, love and appreciation languages for T types vs. F types, learning to speak your partner's language (Katrina)
6:45 | Ti types value independence and resist outside influence with decisions; reasons why Ti types (INTP, ISTP) and INFJs can trigger each other when discussing decisions
9:14 | Technique #1 for communicating with T types: Asking questions starting with "what" or "how" instead of "why" to help you gather information without triggering defensiveness
13:54 | Technique #2 for communicating with T types: Labeling emotions with phrases such as "it seems like you're feeling ___" or "it sounds like you're feeling ___" instead of using "I feel ___" statements (end of Katrina)
21:08 | How to handle when your partner criticizes you or compares you to them; learning to stay true to yourself and assert your right to be unique/different from your partner (Shelly)
29:58 | Dating: How to handle when you want a long-term relationship, but the other person wants to keep things casual/non-exclusive. Will the other person come around eventually? (Jacob)
37:26 | Dating: How to stay out of the "friend-zone" when you're interested in a long-term relationship with someone (Travis)
Thank you to everyone for asking questions and sharing your stories! We're all in this together!
Please keep asking questions throughout Season 2! I love exploring these topics with you all!
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