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Family Personalities is a podcast about families, relationships, parenting and personality type. Sandra Etherington is a Family Type Practitioner, certified in Myers-Briggs personality type for both adults and children. She uses her training and experience in working with families to bring listeners a relevant and helpful personality type related topic each week. Em Levy is a mom, lawyer, "accidental politician" and personality type enthusiast. Together, they explore how Myers-Briggs, Enneag ...
 
In this podcast, we explore how sensitivity weaves itself into our lives. We talk about the richness that it adds, and the strengths we have BECAUSE of our sensitivity and some of the challenges it poses as well. If you are a Creative, a deep thinker, a deep feeler, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), an introvert, or identify as INFJ or ENFJ, you may enjoy the in-depth conversations where we talk openly and honestly about how we experience life. This is a podcast where you can learn, relate, l ...
 
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Sandra interviews Dario Nardi, PhD, to talk about the concept of "one-sidedness" and type. Dario Nardi is the author of The Magic Diamond: Jung’s 8 Paths for Self-Coaching. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Dario’s Website Dario’s Facebook Check out my podcast page for episodes broken down by topic. If you’re new to Myers-Briggs…
 
TITLE Everything is Love; I Love Myself GUEST Sarah Buino, LCSW EPISODE OVERVIEW In a culture that values and rewards productivity, it can be challenging for the Highly Sensitive Person, who thrives at being vs. doing. Sarah talks about coming to fully love herself. We talk about trauma training, boundaries, developmental trauma. We talk about the …
 
Sandra and Em talk about how to navigate a difference between Judging and Perceiving in your family. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Check out my podcast page for episodes broken down by topic. If you’re new to Myers-Briggs personality type, check out episodes that cover the basics. Enlist Sandra's services to create a more pe…
 
TITLE 10 Strategies for Managing When You’re Feeling Down GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW Many of us are struggling with mood and high levels of ongoing stress. I give 10 tangible strategies for coping when we’re struggling. I also share about the challenges I experienced over the holidays and wondering if maybe I have SAD (Seasonal Affective D…
 
Sandra and Em talk about what the Myers-Briggs Judging vs Perceiving preference pair looks like in parents. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @FamilyPersonalities Follow us on Facebook @FamilyPersonalities Check out the Family Personalities website Leave us a re…
 
TITLE Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, RDDP, CDWF Interviews Patricia GUEST Sarah Buino EPISODE OVERVIEW Sarah Buino interviews me—these are from her show notes--One of my greatest joys in life is connecting with a fellow outcast and truth-teller. All the better if said person comes equipped with a badass nickname like Mad Lady-Balls. Patricia Young, LCSW,…
 
Sandra interviews guest Karey Crain, an ISFP parent of four children and the host of the Mama’s Mental Health podcast. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Check out the Mamas Mental Health podcast Follow Karey on Instagram @mamasmentalhealthshow Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @FamilyPersonaliti…
 
TITLE A Highly Sensitive Person and Introvert, Heidi Tamm, Talks About Her Experience Taking the Online HSP Course GUESTS Heidi Tamm EPISODE OVERVIEW Heidi talks about these questions—How did you feel about the cost? Was it worth it? How was it having an online experience? Did you feel connected to the other members of the group? How was it being a…
 
In a segment they like to call “Em Spends Too Much Time on the Internet”, Sandra & Em analyze three holiday movies, using personality type. The movies they watched were: White Christmas The Family Stone The Happiest Season Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @Fami…
 
TITLE No One Ever Asked Me: “What Do I Need?” GUEST Rachel Glick EPISODE OVERVIEW Rachel learned she was a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) when she searched online for Why do I cry when I listen to music? Rachel talks about embracing her traits as an HSP after taking the Online HSP Course, and how it has changed how she parents her Highly Sensitive C…
 
Sandra interviews guest Patrice Mason, an ISFJ parent. Patrice is a mom of a 16 month old. She is certified in Myers-Briggs type and uses it professionally in her role as a senior organizational development and learning consultant for a nonprofit healthcare provider in the Boston area Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Give the g…
 
TITLE If You Can’t See, Imagine with John, the Blind Woodsman GUEST John Furniss EPISODE OVERVIEW John is an amazing woodworker who is totally blind. He also has a cooking segment on Tik Tok called Cooking with the Lights Out. John and his wife Anni, are both talented artists. John talks about how he lost his vision, and how he uses his strengths t…
 
Sandra and Em talk about how to navigate a difference between Sensing and Intuition in your family. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Give the gift of personality type this holiday season! Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @FamilyPersonalities Follow us on Facebook @FamilyPersonalities Check out…
 
TITLE How Myers-Briggs Personality Type Can Be Used To Improve Relationships And Parenting GUEST Sandra Etherington EPISODE OVERVIEW Sandra uses personality type to help you change the way you see your family and relationships. We talk about the most common personality types for the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and Sandra describes the traits she…
 
Sandra and Em talk about what the Myers-Briggs Sensing vs Intuition preference pair looks like in parents. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Give the gift of personality type this holiday season! Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @FamilyPersonalities Follow us on Facebook @FamilyPersonalities Ch…
 
TITLE A Highly Sensitive Therapist talks about Feeling Invisible, & How She Views Her Anxiety After Learning She Was An HSP GUEST Kitty McCormick, LCSW EPISODE OVERVIEW Kitty is a childhood friend who is now a therapist. We talk about the anxieties we both felt as children, but never discussed. Kitty’s father was a prominent public figure, and she …
 
TITLE Struggling on Thanksgiving—Boundaries and More. Sigh GUEST Solo Episode EPISODE OVERVIEW I’m needing to set some boundaries, and I’m having the eternal struggle of many Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)—I know what I need to do, but I’m the only one who sees the problems, the risks and I feel alone in this. I’m realizing that it would be easier …
 
Sandra interviews guest Melissa Harris, an INTJ, Enneagram Five parent of four teens. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Request a consult with Melissa Harris at Personality Hacker Give the gift of personality type this holiday season ! Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @FamilyPersonalities Follo…
 
TITLE You Have Everything Inside You; This Is How To Tune In GUEST Megan Wurst EPISODE OVERVIEW Megan talks about how healing it was to hear other Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) relate to things that she experienced, and to hear other HSPs verbalize things she felt, but hadn’t named. Megan wanted a rulebook to learn how to manage the traits of bein…
 
TITLE Holiday/End of Year Support & Education Groups GUEST Solo Episode EPISODE OVERVIEW Are you longing for a sense of connection with others who share many similar strengths and struggles? Do you want a safe, supportive and nurturing space to hang out and talk about how to navigate the holidays and the end of the year with more ease? Have you bee…
 
Sandra and Em share some Why Do They Do That moments and analyze: Why an ISFJ listener has a hard time planning trips for her ESTP husband Why Em is having holiday angst Why one of Sandra’s kids likes friendly teasing while the other gets hurt feelings Send us your Why Do They Do That moments! familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Click here for full sh…
 
TITLE I Don’t Have Time For a Breakdown; I Don’t Need Help. I Can Do It Myself GUEST Bianca Hughes, LPC EPISODE OVERVIEW Bianca talks about women who feel overwhelmed, anxious, and they struggle with people-pleasing, overextending themselves, setting boundaries, and they believe that they have to figure it out for themselves, and that there is no t…
 
Sandra and Em grab a drink for a fun bonus episode in which they recap Em’s real-life run for state office and hold a silly “mock re-election” in which the 16 Myers-Briggs types and the 9 Enneagram types are the voters. (Be aware, I did not edit out the "swears" in this particular episode) Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Email…
 
Guest Naomi Harrington joins Sandra to talk about HSP adults and children. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: HSP quiz Washington Post Article on Grounding Naomi's Instagram Naomi's Website That's Deep Podcast Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @FamilyPersonalities Follow us on Facebook @FamilyPer…
 
TITLE How Do We Navigate The Holidays During a Global Pandemic GUEST Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW EPISODE OVERVIEW Jill is a grief expert, and she talks about options for the holidays. What if we can’t be together? What if we’ve lost loved ones due to COVID? How do we handle politics at the table? What about those struggling because they have lost jobs…
 
TITLE Boundaries & Self Care GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW Because of the post-election stress, I’ve had to set some boundaries around what I need to maintain my peace. I didn’t realize that I expected how people would respond, and I got some responses that felt unkind and hurtful. I talk about how to process through hurts and disappointments…
 
Sandra and Em discuss what your child needs from you based on their preference for Introversion or Extraversion in the Myers-Briggs personality type model. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Free Download to determine whether your child prefers Introversion or Extraversion Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on…
 
TITLE Fear of Failure & Overwhelm When We "Should" Be Excited GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW When exciting opportunities happen, our initial response can be overwhelm and fear. Sometimes we doubt our ability (or worth) to make/accept positive changes. In this episode I talk about being asked to write a book, and how my gremlins came up (they’r…
 
Sandra and Em discuss how to determine whether your child prefers Introversion or Extraversion in the Myers-Briggs personality type model. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Free Download to determine whether your child prefers Introversion or Extraversion Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @Famil…
 
TITLE Shelly Aaron Interviews Patricia—We’re All In The Perfect Place, At The Perfect Time—2 Year Anniversary Episode GUEST Shelly Aaron interviews Patricia Young EPISODE OVERVIEW Setbacks often feel terrible in the moment, but they often push us in a new direction. Something that felt devastating opened a door that led me to work with Highly Sensi…
 
Sandra and guest Melissa Corkum discuss the ways in which the different types of Enneagram parents are dealing with the pandemic and Melissa gives tips for each type to cope in a healthy way. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Melissa’s free e-Book for Family Personalities listeners Melissa’s Instagram The Adoption Connection Pod…
 
TITLE Being Present to Your Own Process with Jo Beckwith, aka Footless Jo GUEST Jo Beckwith EPISODE OVERVIEW Jo embodies vulnerability, strength, and courage, and she’s so likable! She talks about the difficulty of being seen and allowing us to come on her journey with her. Jo talks about the goodbye party she had for her foot before choosing to ha…
 
Sandra and Em share their "Why Do They Do That" moments of the week: Why does Em’s daughter (ISFJ?) care so heavily about how the shopping cart is put away Why will Sandra’s daughter (ISFP) only willingly engage in homeschool activities if they make believe she’s a puppy at Puppy School Why does Sandra (INFJ) seem to reach a breaking point with bei…
 
TITLE Healing from a Narcissistic (or Abusive) Relationship GUEST Amy Marlow-Macoy, LPC EPISODE OVERVIEW Amy describes the types of wounds that narcissistic abuse causes. We talk about people-pleasing, codependency, and the fear of being selfish. Amy weighs in on whether you can heal if the abuser is a family member, and you choose to continue to h…
 
Sandra interviews Leslie and Laura from the Heartswitch podcast to talk about what it’s like being in an INFJ/INFP couple. This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Leslie & Laura’s Wesbite Camacho.tv Leslie & Laura’s Podcast Heartswitch Podcast Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on…
 
TITLE What Brings Us Joy—Walking Through Overthinking GUEST solo EPISODE OVERVIEW In deciding to buy a kayak, I experienced overthinking; fearing I didn’t have enough information; wanting to get all the information; feeling overwhelmed, and talking so much, my husband experienced kayak fatigue. I wasn’t sure I was worthy of the cost of getting some…
 
Sandra interviews Leslie and Laura from the Heartswitch podcast to talk about what it’s like being in an INFJ/INFP relationship. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Leslie & Laura’s Wesbite Camacho.tv Leslie & Laura’s Podcast Heartswitch Podcast Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow…
 
TITLE How to Identify a Healthy Relationship GUEST Lindsay Gibson, PsyD. EPISODE OVERVIEW Dr. Lindsay Gibson, author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents describes healthy relationships look like, and she identifies characteristics of a person who is capable of having a healthy relationship. She talks about what to look for at the begi…
 
Sandra & Em discuss the criticism around typing kids and how to use personality type appropriately for your children and yourself. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Neuroscience of Personality by Dario Nardi Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @FamilyPersonalities Follow us on Facebook @FamilyPers…
 
TITLE Where Identity Intersects With Being Rejected GUEST Annie Schuessler EPISODE OVERVIEW Annie was terrified to ask to be a guest on 20 podcasts this year; even though she’s a podcaster! We talk about what her gremlins were telling her, and she breaks down her process step-by-step. She shares what she told herself when she was scared, and how sh…
 
Sandra interviews Enneagram Eight parent Meredith Atwood who shares with us her parenting approaches, struggles and joy. Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Meredith’s books: Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You The Year of No Nonsense Meredith’s Website: swimbikemom.com Meredith’s Podcast: The Same 24 …
 
TITLE It Was Hard Being Sensitive; But It’s Not Hard Now GUEST Kelsey Cochrane EPISODE OVERVIEW Kelsey talks about trying to fit in and learning how to feel her feelings without judging them. Kelsey started letting others know what she needed, and this has allowed others to also ask for what they want. Kelsey talks about being her own worst enemy, …
 
TITLE Navigating the Bumps We Experience in Relationships GUEST Solo episode EPISODE OVERVIEW Are your needs being met in your relationships? Are you the one who is always there for others? Is it reciprocal? Do you have a higher need for connection than your friends? Why do HSPs stay in relationships when they aren’t working? Do our high levels of …
 
Sandra & Em discuss the personality types of the characters in the musical Hamilton! Click here for full show notes or to share your thoughts. Links and references: Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @FamilyPersonalities Follow us on Facebook @FamilyPersonalities Check out the Family Personalities website Leave us a…
 
TITLE Narcissism, Gaslighting, Love-Bombing, Hoovering and Healing From A Narcissistic Relationship GUEST Amy Marlow-MaCoy, LPC EPISODE OVERVIEW Amy talks about how gaslighting can show up in any relationship, and how to spot it when it happens. She talks about how to identify a narcissist, and we talk about codependency, love-bombing, hoovering, g…
 
Sandra interviews Leslie & Laura Camacho to explore the difficulty in sorting out the difference between learned skills vs natural preferences when typing in Myers-Briggs. Click here for full show notes. Leslie & Laura’s Wesbite: Camacho.tv Leslie & Laura’s Podcast: Heartswitch Email us at familypersonalitiespod@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram @Fa…
 
TITLE I Didn’t Know How To Use My Sensitivity GUEST Kelly Vance EPISODE OVERVIEW We talk about boundaries, perfectionism, and the negative labels we use to describe our sensitivity, and how Kelly changed how she views herself. Kelly talks briefly about how she felt seen and heard when I unintentionally voiced my monogamy bias after learning that Ke…
 
Sandra & Em discuss the Thinking vs Feeling preference in Myers-Briggs to navigate disagreements in parenting relationships. Our topic of the day covers: How a difference in T vs F can result in conflict in parenting relationships Tips to prevent and work through that conflict Click here for full show notes. Links and references: Email us at family…
 
TITLE Best of the Podcast—What is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)? Aren’t all HSPs Introverts? GUEST Jacquelyn Strickland, LPC EPISODE OVERVIEW Jacquelyn Strickland co-created the HSP Gathering Retreats with Dr. Elaine Aron in 2000, and she has worked exclusively with HSPs since then. Jacquelyn talks about the 4 Core Characteristics of being a High…
 
Sandra & Em discuss the Thinking vs. Feeling preference in parents in the Myers-Briggs personality type model. Our topic of the day covers: How to determine whether you prefer Thinking vs. Feeling in Myers Briggs This is how you prefer to make decisions Helpful to understand how navigate disagreements with parenting partner/kids Links and reference…
 
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