No one enjoys feeling vulnerable, and romantic relationships tend to be where we are exposed the most. That’s the place with the highest stakes; where even a small shift in dynamics can leave you feeling insecure and off balance. While we’re all different, how we navigate our relationships is closely intertwined with our Myers and Briggs personality preferences. Check out your personality type below to see what you look like in a relationship—at your very best and your absolute worst.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, you may find yourself scrambling to find the perfect gifts for the most important people in your life. Sometimes, picking out the right gift can feel like a guessing game — and that’s where the Enneagram can help.
A recent Truity survey of more than 105,00 users shows that an individual’s Enneagram type does impact the types of gifts that they prefer to give and receive.
The holidays are upon us and with a global pandemic as the backdrop and the aftermath of the US elections clouding the air, it’s easy to see how that beautiful Norman Rockwell holiday season could easily degenerate into a family civil war. Even if your political and world views don’t align, there are plenty of tools to help you navigate challenging family gatherings. Here’s a guide to avoid a family argument based on your Enneagram type.
INFJs are empathetic listeners, with a quiet, mysterious air about them. Sometimes they even appear graceful. But if you’re an INFJ personality type, you’ve probably lost count of the times you've felt like the odd duck out. As an INFJ, I’ve had my share of "out of place" moments, although I don't always recognize them until after they happen.
As quintessential jacks-of-all-trades, ENTP personalities like me rely on our sharp perception to move through life with ease. Our ability to read others on the fly empowers us to dive into new situations, roles, and communities with fearless enthusiasm—where others may be cautious by default. With our trademark vision and spontaneity, who knows how high our tolerance for unpredictability might be?
Everyone has different opinions on talking about personality type on a first date. Among my friends, the results are mixed. There are some who say you should absolutely talk about it, it’s unavoidable. For others, it is an absolute no-go area!
In my opinion, the answer is yes … and no. Personality type can be a great tool for learning more about your date and getting the conversation flowing. But it’s also a good idea to handle the subject with care. Personality type can be a very personal topic so it needs to be approached in an open-minded way.
The Enneagram is an invaluable system of self-awareness, helping you understand your motivation— why you do what you do. With nine different types come nine different perspectives of filtering the world, bringing insight into your strengths, blindspots, thinking and feeling patterns, and so much more.
Whether you’ve explored the depths of your type or still can’t put your finger on which one you are, a common question that comes up is: what do I do once I know my type?