Why Do INFJs Struggle to Find Meaningful Relationships?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 17, 2019

INFJs are sensitive, compassionate Introverts who value quiet time to themselves. But these thoughtful folks also care deeply about people and long for meaningful relationships with someone who shares their passion for in-depth conversations. So why is it so hard for these caring personalities to actually find those meaningful INFJ relationships

How Creative Idealists Deal With Disappointment

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 05, 2019

Creative idealist personality types INFJ, ENFP, INFP, and ENFJ are vulnerable to life’s disappointments like any other person. Highly idealistic and with strongly developed Intuitive and Feeling traits, it’s natural for us to resolve those disappointments by using our mental and emotional resources.

An Introvert’s Guide to Thriving with an Extraverted Boss

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 21, 2019

As an Introvert, do you find it challenging to share your ideas or thoughts with your boss or team? Have you ever wished that there was an app or guide to help Introverts navigate a relationship with an extraverted boss?

There’s an ebb and flow to navigating a relationship with your boss.  However, work has the potential to become more complicated when the boss has an opposite style from yours.  

I learned this the hard way. 

The Healing Power of Nature for the Introverted Mind

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 01, 2019

Throughout the centuries, humans have found solace in the outdoors. Nature has inspired the works of great artists and writers, such as Keats, Millais, and Turner. These artists saw in nature what we still see today—a safe haven and an opportunity to escape the chaos of the city.

But what is it about nature that makes us feel good—whether we’re Introverts or Extraverts?

How Much Structure Does an INFJ Need Anyway?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 22, 2019

INFJs are intuitive, sensitive, thoughtful, compassionate, and quiet. But we are also known as types that like organization and prefer to plan things out, rather than jump on an impulse. However, the INFJ has a strong intuitive side, and the idealist at heart can bring about spontaneous adventures based solely upon a feeling and an idea. While the nine-to-five job can be a good option for the INFJ, there are also many that prefer to have a profession outside of the typical working format.

3 Things Every Judger Secretly Has to Deal With

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 19, 2019

With Perceivers described as indecisive, freewheeling, impulsive types and Judgers described as focused, organized and dependable, you'd think that Judgers had it made. After all, the Judging side of the fence is where the lawyers, executives and Marie Kondo hang out, all pushing the "Inbox Zero" movement and telling us that radical organization is life-changing in its ability to increase productivity and lower stress.

The dirty little secret? It's actually a bit rubbish being a Judger. Here's why.

An Introvert's Guide to Business Communication

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 15, 2019

Many of the ideals of achieving success in the business world are based on extraverted tendencies. The outgoing, sometimes brash individual that knows everyone and is constantly on-the-go is admired almost to the point of worship. Pursuing this extraverted ideal, however, can be exhausting for Introverts.

How to Build Self-Worth as an Idealist

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 14, 2019

Are you a dreamer and an innovator? Do the words empathetic, compassionate, humanitarian and cooperative resonate with you? Something is just unique about the way you’re wired, right? You have a knack for being a unique visionary who sees all the potential and “ideal” things that are out there in the world.

The Power of Self-Care for Introverts

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 16, 2019

What superpower would you choose to help manage your health?  I imagine some people might choose the power to instantly gain or lose weight or to turn their favorite junk food into healthy food. Or maybe you would like to stop time to get some extra sleep. For most Introverts, having time to themselves to process their thoughts and enjoy their inner world is not only a powerful way to re-energize, but it is essential in managing their overall health.

But what happens when you don’t get the time you need to feel your best?

Why “Fake It Til You Make It” is Terrible Advice for Introverts

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 20, 2019

Fake it 'til you make it. Act as if you are exuberant and outgoing. Get out there and network. Open a sales conversation, give public speeches, make a big new circle of friends. Greet everyone with engaging small talk and give a firm handshake. Paste on a grin and don’t ever let on that inside, you’ve got panic-levels of anxiety and your heart has just dropped to the floor.

Why?

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