FYMP Podcast #22 – Personality Type and Stories: A Conversation with Idahosa Ness

In this episode, hyperglot and serial entrepreneur Idahosa Ness joins us!

Idahosa is the founder of The Mimic Method, a language learning program that helps you learn languages by ear, and MindKeepers where he focuses on helping people spend more time in a good state of mind using various tools and techniques. We talk about the different frameworks used for personality typing, the purpose and utility of learning about personality types, and how personality type plays a role in stories and in people’s lives.

Timestamp Recap
(02:00) Guest introduction: Idahosa Ness
(03:55) Idahosa’s perspective on stories
(04:47) What is the Myers-Briggs personality test?
(07:52) A fictional personality case study
(20:56) How is understanding personality types useful?
(23:48) Problems with discussing personality type
(26:16) Approach, avoid, and personality type
(27:14) The personalities you see in fiction
(35:55) Batman and personality inconsistencies
(42:55) Personality, stories, and life

Stories Discussed
TV – Avatar: The Last Airbender
Characters – Batman
Movies – The Edge, The Game

Dis/Honorable Mention
Movies – Lethal Weapon, Alice in Wonderland, Doctor Strange, Star Wars, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, The Social Network, Dr. Strange, The Matrix, Man of Steel, Justice League, Batman: Ninja, Iron Man, The Last Jedi
Creators – Adam West, Christopher Nolan, Heath Ledger
TV – The Legend of Korra, Rick & Morty
Characters – Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, Captain America, Superman, Dumbledore, The Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat, The Ancient One, Ra’s al Ghul, Emperor Palpatine, Voldemort, The Fire Lord, Dr. Evil, Lex Luthor, Sauron, Luke Skywalker, Neo, Mr. Smith, Thor, Loki, Caine, Abel, Two Face, Poe Dameron

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