Neojungian Academy is based on the idea that people can be divided into sixteen preferences. We provide scientific references and neuroscience research to our claims. Using our model, you can improve your productivity, your flow, your motivation and your happiness. Because our information is overall more objective, you get less biased articles, and more reliable ways of learning about yourself and how you work.
We discuss healthy ways of being and self-expression. We discuss people’s different learning and growth styles. In what environment can you be at your best? What do you need to succeed? How can you grow yourself?
Your eight superpowers
In your mind, you already have everything you need to succeed. Your mind can be used for daydreaming, work, imagination, structure, learning, thinking, control, and adaptivity. You naturally prioritize four of eight of these superpowers.
You could see your four superpowers as your “instinctual” response. You’re instinctually driven to prefer one over the other, and one gives you more attention and motivation. If you prefer extroversion, sensing, feeling, and perceiving, your hero type is the ESFP. The four you prefer represent who you are at your best.
Your hero type let’s you know what you find most rewarding and what activities can help you achieve flow and increased motivation.
Introversion appears to be driven by a higher amount of warning receptors signaling you to be more cautious, reflective, and nuanced. Introverts appear to favor top-down attention over bottom-up attention.
Intuitive are described to be more novelty-seeking, possibly due to a higher amount of dopamine. We have strong reasons to believe intuitives use a network in the mind called the imagination network.
Sensors are more concrete and stable types, possibly due to having higher serotonin.
Thinkers are more technical and impersonal. A possible explanation is having more endorphines.
Feeling types are more social and personal. They are described to be in a way that suggests they use the storytelling network. Perhaps because they overall have more oxytocin.
Judging types appear to use more proactive control strategies. We believe this is because genetics predispose them to take longer time to become interested in new possibilities.
Perceiving types are described in a way that suggests they use more reactive control strategies. This appears to be because they are genetically predisposed to more quickly become interested in new possibilities.
The Eight Learning Styles
The eight learning styles are based on Carl Jungs eight cognitive functions. These represent how you learn and how you grow. Each function has a different way of learning and improving and it’s important for schools and workplaces to learn to accomodate these different styles.
Introverted Intuition (Ni)
In theory, an introverted intuitive has proactive, subjective intuition. This means, they have more connections between the imagination network, the proactive networks, and the subjective networks in the mind.
Extroverted Intuition (Ne)
An extroverted intuitive on the other hand has more reactive, objective intuition. Their mind has developed more connections between the reactive regions, the imagination network, and the objective network.
Introverted Feeling (Fi)
An introverted feeling type has more connections between the storytelling network, the subjective network, and the reactive network. Using these networks together, you get introverted feeling.
Extroverted Feeling (Fe)
Extroverted feelers use the proactive, objective, and storytelling networks simultaneously, causing an unique learning style.
Extroverted Thinking (Te)
Extroverted thinkers use proactive, technical and objective networks simultaneously. The result of using them all together is extroverted thinking.
Introverted Thinking (Ti)
Introverted thinkers on the other hand use the technical network, but instead of the objective and the proactive regions, they use the reactive and the subjective regions. This causes a different way of thinking and learning.
Extroverted Sensing (Se)
Extroverted sensors use the habitual network and the attention network along with the objective and reactive networks of the mind.
Introverted Sensing (Si)
Introverted sensors use the subjective, proactive, and the habitual and attention networks simultaneously.