About the Author

Paul D. Tieger is the Founder and CEO of SpeedReading People, LLC. He is an internationally recognized expert on – and author of five breakthrough books about – personality type including The Art of SpeedReading People and the one-million copy best-seller Do What You Are.
A jury consultant for twenty-five years, Paul pioneered the use of Personality Type to help trial attorneys understand and communicate with jurors and has worked on dozens of high profile civil and criminal cases including the first physician-assisted suicide trial of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Paul holds a BS degree in Psychology and an MS in Organizational Behavior.

Personality Type and Romantic Relationships Part II: Celebrating Similarities and Growing from Differences

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 11, 2022

In Part I of this blog: “What the Research Tells Us” I shared some results from the most robust, comprehensive study done to date on how Personality Type impacts relationships. I identified the issues that participants reported were most and least important for a relationship to be satisfying.  Our data showed that “what planet” men and women are purported to come from is not as important as their preference for Thinking or Feeling.

What Does the Future You Look Like? Part II: How Type Development Impacts Your Career

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 28, 2022

In Part I of this series on Type Development: “What Does the Future You Look Like?” I described how the Jung/Myers System for understanding people is a developmental model – that is, we’re all born with a specific type but as we grow, we gain greater access to the parts of our personalities that come less naturally to us. 

What Does the Future You Look Like? The Clue is in Your Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 22, 2022

Yes, we're all born with one personality type which we have our entire lives. But as we grow older and have new life experiences – especially important ones like births, deaths, schooling, becoming parents and working – we grow and develop different aspects of our personalities. And although no one can know what the future holds, there is a somewhat predictable blueprint for how we may change over time. 

Here’s a glimpse of what the future YOU may be like.

Nurture by Nature

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 08, 2022

How understanding your children’s personality type is the key to helping them develop self-esteem.

Being a parent is by far the toughest, most rewarding job I’ve ever had.

I believe most people lucky enough to have kids would agree. I remember when my first child was born having a genuine epiphany. Up until that moment, my strongest primal instinct was my own survival. That changed in an instant when I realized I would give up my life, without a second thought, to save my child. I think all parents feel the same way.

Individualized, Personality-backed Strategies for Reducing Covid-era Stress

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 08, 2022

Is there anyone on the planet who is not incredibly stressed these days?

Over the past few years, depression, anxiety, and alcohol and substance abuse have all skyrocketed. As have damaged relationships, disrupted careers, devastated finances, delayed social development, and numerous other consequences we are only now beginning to appreciate. And even before COVID-19, stress was a significant factor in increased heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and many other serious medical conditions.

How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur, By Harnessing the Power of Personality

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 16, 2022

We’re just starting to get a handle on the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while people of all ages have been impacted psychologically and economically, according to the Brookings Institute, those who will suffer the most from a work perspective are young adults.

What Role Do You Play on Teams, Based On Your Personality Type? (And How To Make Yourself Indispensable)

Let’s say you were going to field a basketball team. Now admittedly, I’m not a huge sports fan (basketball is the round orange ball, not the smaller pointy one, right?). But I do know enough to understand that different positions usually require different skill sets. For example, since rebounding is important for a team’s success, one would probably put the tallest players closest to the hoop. And the most agile ball handlers – who are often smaller and quicker – would be given the job of bringing the ball up court. Makes sense, right?

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