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Andreia is an INFJ who used to think she was the only person in the world terrified of answering the phone. She works as a freelance writer covering all things mental health, and psychology related. When not writing, you’ll find her cozying up with a book, or baking vegan treats. Find her at: https://andreiaesteves.com/

How to Best Show Affection to an Enneagram 2

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 20, 2022

Loving, nurturing and selfless: three words that describe the Enneagram 2 personality type. If you have a Two in your life, you’ll know that these personalities are natural providers. In fact, Enneagram Twos are at their best when they feel helpful, especially if their efforts are acknowledged.

At the same time, it can be tricky to understand how to show affection to an Enneagram 2. Twos often struggle to be vocal about their own emotional needs so you may be in the dark about what they want or need from you to be happy. 

What Personality Types are Prone to Anxiety?

As humans, we’re all susceptible to stress. After all, that’s our brain's response to potential threats. However, some of us can develop anxiety as well. Unlike stress, anxiety can linger and show up without any recognizable triggers. For years, researchers have wondered whether there’s a link between personality and anxiety. And if so, what personality types are prone to anxiety? Today we’re connecting the dots between anxiety and typology.  

Why is it so Hard for INFJs to Find Love?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 27, 2022

Idealists to the core, INFJs are the ultimate hopeless romantics. These personalities care deeply about people and generally look to form meaningful connections with others and find kindred spirits in whom they can confide. But if INFJs are so connected and compassionate, why is it so hard for them to find love?

Let’s take a look at some reasons.

10 Dead Giveaways that Someone is an INFJ

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 25, 2022

Statistically the rarest of the 16 Myers and Briggs personality types, INFJs are famed for being private and reluctant to open up. At the same time, they’re capable of letting their guard down in the right environment and bringing true joy to the people they care about. They’re also really good at mirroring and adapting to different situations, and that makes it difficult for others to decipher an INFJ’s true motivations.

We Really Need to Stop Stereotyping INFJs as Sweet and Sensitive

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 07, 2022

Sweet, sensitive and reserved – this is how many describe INFJs, the rarest of the 16 Myers and Briggs personalities. Whilst it’s true that stereotypes circulate about all types, the INFJ personality gets a lot of attention. A quick Google search will lead you to dozens of articles that define INFJs as quasi-mythical, super-sensitive snowflakes who thrive on being mysterious. 

But are INFJs really that way? 

Categories: Myers Briggs, INFJ

Type A vs Type B Personality: Ask These 6 Questions to Figure Out Which One You Are

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 12, 2022

Since Meyer Friedman and Ray H. Rosenman first developed their personality theory, people have been exploring the differences between Type A and Type B personalities. Stereotypically, these two types would be polar opposites. Type As are meticulous, organized and driven, which is very different to Type B’s more laid-back attitude.

Today, we know that no one is fully one type or the other. Still, if you’re wondering which way you lean, the following questions might help you figure out the type you’re closest to.

How to Choose a Career When You Want to Do Everything

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 03, 2022

Many grow up with the idea that we all have a ‘one true calling,’ a specific thing we’re meant to do for the rest of our lives. But when you have multiple interests and passions, picking one career path can seem overwhelming.

So, how to choose a career when you want to do all the things? If this question haunts you, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some tips to help you narrow down the options and solve this career conundrum.

What Enneagram Type is Taylor Swift?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 19, 2022

Taylor Swift has been in the spotlight since her start as a teenage singer-songwriter. From country to pop and indie-folk, Swift has experimented with different musical genres and aims for innovation whenever she puts out a new album. She’s incredibly good at what she does and, with over 200-million record sales to her name, now ranks among the best-selling musicians of all time. She also advocates for artists' (and women’s) rights in the music industry.

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