Personal development can be intimidating. You aren’t the only one who finds walking through the self-help section in a bookstore confusing or daunting, with its countless titles that promise to improve your life, outlook, and health. Although it’s not a bad idea to pick up a self-help book once in a while, you may find your personal growth will get the best boost from personality testing. Testing requires less time than a full-length book, and you’ll find a wealth of information at your disposal for further reading once you’ve received your results.
You may have been called a highly sensitive person by one or more people who know you well. If so, they likely intended it as a general observation. But being a highly sensitive person (HSP) is actually a real thing.
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Designed by an undergraduate cognitive science researcher at Yale University, the Decision-Style Test is a simple scientific assessment designed to capture and report critical dimensions of personality that are often ignored by other tests.
This explainer will cover the logic of the assessment and what makes its results uniquely powerful.
This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post here.
The ambitious and determined Enneagram Three, “The Achiever,” is a devoted partner, who strives to shine for their partner and build a life together full of happiness and success. As part of the heart-traid, Threes easily pick up on the emotions of other people, but they can struggle to understand their own feelings. Because of this, they need partners who will truly recognize their needs and offer them consistent support.
We can accomplish far more together than we can alone. In partnerships, we double our productivity, cover each other's blindspots, and tick off life's achievements faster. But only if both people share the same vision, and support each other to approach it in their own way.
My experience with burnout, not once but twice, shifted the trajectory of my career forever — although it affected me differently each time. The first time I was exposed to prolonged workplace stress, a career change was already overdue; I just didn’t know what the change should be. So, leaving wasn’t something I would regret. I simply gave my notice and picked up some temp work while I figured out my next steps.
The second time was different, very different.
Job hunting is an exhausting process no matter what point in your career you are at. But you’re not alone when it comes to feeling uncertain, self-conscious, or frustrated about the entire process of searching for a new job. While any job hunter, seasoned or new to the workforce, can feel uncomfortable searching, applying, and interviewing for jobs, personality testing can help you put things into perspective and bring you a little peace about which jobs are worth pursuing.
Many people think Extraverts like to talk all the time, while Introverts prefer not to talk at all. Superficially this might seem true, but it is a stereotyped version of the differences that mark the Introvert vs. Extravert dividing line.
This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post, then check out our story on defenses here.