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Diane Fanucchi is a freelance writer and Smart-Blogger certified content marketing writer. She lives on California’s central coast in a purple apartment. She reads, writes, walks, and eats dark chocolate whenever she can. A true INFP, she spends more time thinking about the way things should be than what others call the “real” world. You can visit her at www.dianefanucchi.naiwe.com or https://writer.me/diane-fanucchi/.

How to Deal with a Dominant Personality

Run. Hide. Triple-bolt the door. Declare yourself permanently busy. 

One of these is probably your first response when dealing with one of those people who has to always be right and not only expects you to agree with them, but to do whatever they say while feeling you must hand them your dignity and personal choice on a silver platter.

Unfortunately, sometimes there will be such a person in your life that you just can’t avoid. They could be your co-worker, your boss, your (not so) Great-Aunt Clarice, or your best friend’s boorish boyfriend. 

Is Being Empathetic a Curse or a Superpower?

Although empathy is certainly a quality that can be cultivated, some of us find that we are naturally more empathetic than the average person. So, if you have it in abundance, is empathy an asset or a liability? 

Much of the time, the answer is both.  Like with any “superpower,” empathy can come with some downsides. Sometimes you just need a break from saving, or understanding, the world. 

But if empathy is your superpower, there are things you can do to tip the scales in your favor by minimizing the negatives and accentuating the positives. 

It's Not Just You — Here's How Common it is to Have Imposter Syndrome.

Do you think you might have imposter syndrome? How can you tell? What can you do about it? Is it even a bad thing if you do? And how many people have imposter syndrome? That’s what we’re looking at in this article. 

First, some definitions. 

What is Imposter Syndrome? 

Clearly, a person with imposter syndrome feels like an imposter. That feeling alone likely proves they are not an imposter.

Huh?

Thinking vs Feeling: Is Your Preference Holding You Back?

Each personality trait has its own strong points. No type is “better” than the other. We’re just each better at certain things. And, we should value our own strengths and rightly expect others to respect us as we are, too.

Our preferences usually are our strengths. However, there are times when even our strengths can hold us back in certain situations, or when we’d just benefit from trying out the opposite way of doing things for a more balanced approach.

Take the case of Thinkers vs. Feelers. Both traits have benefits, and both tendencies are valuable.

6 Things You Can Do to Make Your Personality Testing More Effective

So, you’re ready to enter the world of self-discovery that a personality test can lead you to. Whatever type of test you choose, it will help you the most if you take measures to ensure that your results are as authentic as possible. 

When it comes to making your testing experience more effective, how you think about, approach, and take the test, as well as how you view your results, can make a difference in your ability to get the most benefit from the experience.

How to Get Different Personality Types to Like You

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

It might be easier to relate to, like, and be liked by people with personality traits similar to your own. 

But you will need to interact with people of different personality types and traits as well. The experience will likely be more pleasant if you can not only tolerate each other, but figure out ways to enjoy and benefit from each other’s company. Even better if you can help people with different personality types to like you, and find that you like them in turn. 

10 Things Introverts Wish Their Extraverted Partners Understood

Opposites attract, or so the saying goes, and when an Introvert and an Extravert are dating, they may start to find out how opposite their basic personalities and needs are.

After all, Introverts find social activities tiring, and Extraverts need them to feel energized and alive. These basic differences in our needs and desires could become a real source of conflict.

Can an Introvert Become an Extravert? Here's What the Science Says

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 04, 2022

If you’re an Introvert, you’ve probably been told you’d be happier, more successful at your career, more fun, or just plain make the Extraverts more comfortable if you’d only decide to be more like them.

Is any of it true? Should you, like the proverbial leopard, want to change your spots and become an Extravert? And even if you wanted to, could you?

Let’s take a look at a bit of the science behind extraversion and introversion and see if you could change your core personality type.

INFP vs. ISFP: How to Tell Them Apart

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

INFP and ISFP personality types have a lot of traits in common – so much so that they could be confused for each other at times. But they have some distinctively different traits as well.

So, how do you figure out the INFP vs. ISFP distinction?

Let’s look at some basic similarities they share, a key difference or two, and some things you can look for to help you figure out whether you, or someone you are close to, is likely to be a ‘Healer’ or a ‘Composer’.

Categories: INFP, ISFP

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