About the Author

Nathan Falde has been working as a freelance writer for the past six years. His ghostwritten work and bylined articles have appeared in numerous online outlets, and in 2014-2015 he acted as co-creator for a series of eBooks on the personality types. An INFJ and a native of Wisconsin, Nathan currently lives in Bogota, Colombia with his wife Martha and their son Nicholas.

What is Mirroring and Which Personality Types are Most Likely to Do It?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 06, 2022

When someone copies the facial expressions, gestures, vocal inflections, opinions, and attitudes of another person during a social interaction, this is known as mirroring. The point of mirroring is to make a positive impression on the other person, to encourage the development of a friendship or promote feelings of goodwill.

What Does the Enneagram 3 Look Like in Stress?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 01, 2022

When an Enneagram 3 in stress is integrated and well-adjusted, they will manage stressful situations gracefully and proactively. They will see their discomfort as a sign that changes are required, and they will put in the time and effort necessary to make them.

What is it Like to Be an INFP Male?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 10, 2022

For the INFP male, life is a fascinating and challenging journey, filled with learning experiences that promote greater self-understanding and enhance their process of personal development. The INFP male takes life seriously and strives to keep looking below the surface, seeking meaning and purpose in the world and in everything they do.

If you’ve been curious about what it's like to be an INFP male, here are a few things you should know about this rare personality type:

Category: INFP

How to Thrive as an INFP Enneagram 4

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 26, 2022

An INFP Enneagram 4 is an idealist with a purpose. They are on a mission to understand themselves, the world, and the interactive relationship between the two. They seek to deepen their knowledge base, while becoming more effective and efficient at actualizing their dreams and ambitions.

Beginners Guide to Understanding the Cognitive Functions

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 06, 2021

The Myers and Briggs personality system is more complex than it appears at first glance. Beyond the basic four-letter structure, the overall framework of the MBTI® assessment includes eight cognitive functions, which reveal how your mind works and how you relate to the world at large. They guide your interactions with others and your environment. They also explain how your belief systems emerge and how they influence your thinking and behavior.

How to Define Your Career Goals, Based on Your Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 02, 2021

As you attempt to formulate career goals, your personality type is an important factor you would be wise to consider. Whether you’re just starting out, advancing along a previously chosen career path, or getting ready to make a change, your long-term happiness and satisfaction are at stake.

6 Things Introverts Have to Be Grateful for this Thanksgiving

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 22, 2021

At some point during most Thanksgiving gatherings, everyone will be asked to reveal what they have to be thankful for this year. When you give your answer, you’ll undoubtedly express your gratitude as an individual and not as a representative for all Introverts everywhere. 

Nevertheless, as an Introvert you actually do have many things to be thankful or grateful for. As the holidays approach, it's not a bad idea to sit back and reflect (as Introverts are known to do) about how lucky you are to be an Introvert and how being one has enriched your life.

What is a Social Introvert—and Could You Be One?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 15, 2021

Under the right circumstances, an Introvert can enjoy socializing just as much as an Extravert. An Introvert who enjoys it immensely can be classified as a social Introvert, in recognition of their need for regular and stimulating interactions with other people.

The social Introvert is still not an Extravert. But their need for social contact is undeniable, and that motivates many of their actions.

8 Personality Traits that Can Help Your Career

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 07, 2021

Different personality types have unique personality traits that fit well with particular kinds of jobs and careers. But in a working context, there are some personality traits that are universally applicable and endlessly helpful. Anyone of any personality type can possess them or cultivate them, and if they do, their long-term career prospects will be dramatically enhanced.


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