14 Things You May Not Realize You're Doing Because You're an Introvert

From avoiding someone you know at the supermarket to doing a happy dance in the kitchen when someone cancels their plans with you, we Introverts do weird things that can sometimes confuse people – even ourselves! If you want to understand your introverted ways better (and laugh at your own expense) this article is for you. 

Here’s our list of 14 strange-yet-fascinating habits that make you who you are. Go, Introverts! 

9 Workplace Collaboration Tips, By Introverts for Extraverts

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 27, 2023

Introverts aren’t known for their love of collaborative projects, and that’s because they feel most at home when working independently or with a carefully chosen partner they feel comfortable with. But that doesn’t mean Introverts can’t thrive in new collaborations.

6 Types of People That Can Help you Thrive in your Career

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 26, 2023

No matter how talented you are, you’ll need to utilize the help and advice of other people if you want to thrive in your career. The trick is knowing which types of people to have around you to help you hit your goals.

Here are the top 6 personality types to help your professional development and push you to be the best you can be.

12 First Date Conversation Starters That Will Reveal If They’re a Personality Fit

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 26, 2023

First dates can be exciting and fun, but they can also feel awkward if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for or how to break the ice. Since personality types vary, each individual will have unique struggles, but commonalities also exist in the dating realm. The main one? Finding a potential connection that leads you to a second date.

To help you on your dating journey, here are some first date conversation starters (applicable to everyone) to help you suss out your compatibility while keeping your own personality type in mind.

How to Improve Your Mood Right Now, By Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 19, 2023

Everyone has a bad day now and then, and most people have some ideas about what they can do to cheer themselves up. But sometimes the usual methods go stale. That’s when you start searching for a different type of pick-me-up.

If you’re looking for a new way to break out of a funk, why not try something that’s customized for your personality type? Here’s how you can boost your mood today, according to your Myers and Briggs type. 

What is Job Shift Shock and What Can You Do About It?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 19, 2023

If you’ve recently started a new job, you might have experienced Shift Shock. 

First coined by Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Cofounder of The Muse, Shift Shock describes the feeling of surprise, disappointment or regret that some new employees experience after starting a new job. 

The feeling might be a result of the position, the company, or both. Either way, it’s linked to the unpleasant feeling of something not living up to your expectations and the struggle of what to do next. 

6 Healthy Habits That Every INFP Should Cultivate

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 19, 2023

Like with every personality type, INFPs have unique gifts – and challenges. Even a strength can become a liability if it’s not used properly. The trick is learning how to lean into your authentic traits and developing those that don’t come as easily, while being careful not to lean so far that you topple forward. 

How do you find that balance? 

Is Personality Testing Just Stereotyping?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 11, 2023

Personality testing has critics who are skeptical of its validity. The list of detractors includes a few working psychologists and some academics who question the theories of the experts who created the tests. Also included on the list are lay people who don’t think the Myers-Briggs, Enneagram or Big Five tests have any connection to real life.

Does My Partner Lack Emotional Intelligence And Can It Be Fixed?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 19, 2023

Conflict is inevitable in any romantic relationship. Whether it's about washing the dishes, spending habits or political views, we're bound to disagree with our partners at some point or another. Doing so can be very healthy. Research shows that couples who've mastered the art of productive arguing will likely stay together for the long term.

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