Empowerment Starts Here

This site is dedicated to the professional and academic work of Dr. Angela Dye.

Part 1: The Case of Self and the Resistance (Ep33)

Empowerment Starts Here with the host, Angela Dye (click here to listen).

Scroll down to access links and other resources mentioned in Episode 33- “The Case of Self and the Resistance.”

wp-image-1035633946jpg.jpgThe final case is being presented over two episodes allowing for an adequate representation of two related yet distinct treatments.  In the first episode (Ep33), I provide an argument of why knowing the landscape of one’s internal world is essential.  The case was inspired by six informants (in Ep20, Ep22, Ep25, Ep27, Ep30, and Ep32) from Season 2 in how they answered the power point question) and their willingness to share their struggles with intrapersonal power.  While people in the social justice community might be aware of the structural and cultural powers that serve as a barrier to social change, very few are willing to talk openly about oppressive powers that are wedged on the inside (latent power).  As a result, I wanted to spend some time exploring the internal world– in how we know, think, feel, judge and act (Part 1).  And then, I wanted to spend time (Part 2) to thinking critically about the socialization process and how it marginalizes our internal processes.  In Part 2 (Ep34), I will examine the ways that those in the margins are prohibited (by way of the socialization process) from actualizing into their full potential.

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Key Points Discussed:

  • Personality Personality as a discipline that explores patterns of thoughts within the individual.
  • Cognitive functions as related to attitudes (introverted and extroverted) and how they align in what’s called the cognitive stack.
  • The car model of personality where the front seat makes up 90% of one’s personality and how those traits that show up in the backseat are not developed until an individual hits their 40s and 50s.

Notable Names Mentioned:

  • Richard Rohr
  • Steven Covey
  • Carl Jung
  • Sigmund Freud

Resources and Links Mentioned:

Other ESHpodcast Episodes Mentioned:

Ep20- The Case of Divorce, God and Sexuality

Ep22-The Case of Two Times

Ep25- The Case of Technology and Schooling from the Margins

Ep27- The Case of the Black Female Educator

Ep30- The Case of Race of Dignity

Ep31- The Case of the Academy and Women of Color

Ep32- The Case of Critical Race Feminism

Terms and Concepts Mentioned:

Personality Psychology; MBTI; Meyers Briggs; Socialization, Urie Brofenbrenner; Nested System; Ecology of Human Development; Cognitive Functions; Introversion; Extroversion; Introverts, Extroverts; Thinking; Feeling; Perceiving; Judging; Susan Cain; Richard Rohr


  1.  There were six (not five) informants that influenced this episode by identifying intrapersonal power as the level of power that is most culpable in their work with disrupting margins.
  2. I neglected to describe introverted feeling (Fi) as a cognitive function in the section where I described all eight of the cognive functions:  Si, Se, Ni, Ne, Ti, Te, Fi, and Fe.  The Fi function is a process that is focused on one’s internal values and convictions and it is about having a deep understanding (and appreciation) for other people’s internal values and thought processes.

Please feel free to let me if you catch any other mistakes.  Thanks!!

The Full Link for the Episode…


Please visit our Episodes at a Glance page to get a full episode list for Seasons 1 and 2.


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