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Lily Yuan is a personality psychology writer who tests as INTP and constantly questions her type. Learn more at www.lily-yuan.com. Explore her blog at www.personality-psychology.com.

What Each Myers-Briggs Type Will Be Doing This Halloween

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 30, 2020

Lights out, jack o’ lanterns on! The end of October marks the day for ghouls and goblins, tricks and treats. And as you’re out admiring everyone’s costumes, you’ll see that everyone has their own way of embracing Hallowe’en … some much more enthusiastically than others. 

So, what will each Myers-Briggs personality type be doing this Halloween? Read on if you dare!

How INTPs Can Tell They’re In Love (with Tips)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 30, 2020

From the joy of a sweetheart’s embrace after weeks of being apart to the familiar smile of a long-time friend, INTP personalities deeply cherish true love. We may have the reputation for being relationship-shy and emotionally indifferent but actually, INTPs take their relationships very seriously. It’s just that we prefer long-term, monogamous relationships masquerading as a friendship over the flashy types of romance that other types may prefer. 

How INTPs Mistype Themselves (and Why It Happens)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 23, 2020

It can be difficult for anyone to decide which of Myers and Briggs' 16 personality types fits them best, but INTPs especially may have a particularly challenging time settling on their type. Personality type results might conflict with who an INTP would ideally want to be—which can distort the test accuracy further.

How the Enneagram 5 Can Better Communicate at Work and Beyond

Fives are the investigators of the Enneagram world. They are known for their laser-sharp attention to topics of interest, hunger for knowledge, and drive toward autonomy. They value individual competence, practice and intellectual mastery—but they are not known for their teamwork and interpersonal skills. This may result in miscommunications at work and with loved ones. 

Category: Type Five

What You Do That Drives People Crazy, Based on Your Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 27, 2020

The Enneagram is the latest obsession among the self-aware—an elegant personality typing system that sneakily reveals our most private drives, motivations and vices. Knowing your Enneagram type can help you play to our strengths and get ahead in the world in a way that feels authentic to you. But at times, the less-than-stellar qualities of our Enneagram type take hold—and really get on our loved ones’ nerves.

What You Secretly Want From Love, Based On Your Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 04, 2020

As Valentine’s Day looms and stores begin to fill with overtones of red, white, and pink—it must be love on the brain, as Rihanna sings. And since love comes in all shapes, sizes and colors, it makes sense that the nine Enneagram personality types will be looking at love (and their significant others) in nine very different ways.  

What pulls on your heartstrings, based on your Enneagram type? Read on to find out what you secretly want from love.

7 INTP Famous People Outside of STEM Fields

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 08, 2019

Picture a typical INTP. What comes to mind? The spunky mad scientist who hasn’t seen daylight in the last three months? How about the mathematician with zero social skills? These images couldn’t be further from the truth. INTPs can and do excel in a variety of fields outside of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, with their own offbeat and individualistic flair.

Categories: Famous Types, INTP

5 Stress-Busting Tips for Each Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 03, 2019

The Enneagram is unique to other personality models because it operates on the principle of “conscious change” in rewriting your mindset in different situations, to help you grow as an individual as you journey through life. As such, it suggests specific areas for self-development and growth. One area the Enneagram tackles is stress.

A Guide to Enneagram Wings: What Are They All About?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 27, 2019

Wings: great when served deep-fried, paired with a tear-jerking ballad, or extended upon an intricate personality model to uncover your ego’s conscience (hint: what you’re about to learn). In short, Enneagram wings are important extensions of your core Enneagram type, which provide more detail about your own unique, colorful personality.

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