4 Personality Types You Meet in Every Office (And How to Handle Them)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 24, 2017

If you are like most people, you spend most of your waking hours at work. Getting along with your co-workers is not only necessary for your professional success, but also for your sanity. Whatever your own personality type, it’s likely that you’ll encounter clashing personality types and traits that make existing in your office difficult. This is why knowing these traits and how to deal with them will make work more enjoyable.

Four Signs You’re a Highly Rational Feeler

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 13, 2017

So you're a Feeler (F) type according to your personality test result. You’ve just joined a unique group of enthusiasts, optimists, nurturers and artists. Word on the street is that William Shakespeare was an INFP and Oscar Wilde an ENFP, so you’re in the company of giants.

Top 5 Myths About ISFJs

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 30, 2017

ISFJs are painted as compassionate, loyal and dutiful, often to the point of being a pushover. Famous ISFJs include Mother Teresa, Queen Elizabeth II and Rosa Parks—people who embody the notion of putting service above self in most aspects of their lives.

But do ISFJs have a side that's mysterious...or even wild? Here are the top five myths about the ISFJ personality, plus a peek into what's really going on beneath the goody-two-shoes stereotype.

Judging, But Not Judgmental: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of the J Personality

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 22, 2016

In theory, the Judging (J) personality dimension in Myers-Briggs typology has nothing to do with being judgmental.

It’s true, those who carry the (J) banner are firm in their opinions and have clear ideas about how things should be done. And they normally pay more attention to details than their Perceiving (P) counterparts, noticing things that companions routinely overlook.

Categories: INFJ, ENFJ, INTJ, ENTJ, ISTJ, ESTJ, ISFJ, ESFJ

4 Ways to Help Feelers Respond to Negative Feedback at Work

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 18, 2016

There's no shortage of guidance about how to respond to negative feedback. Whether the criticism comes as a shock or is entirely expected, the same advice is consistently touted: Listen carefully, don't get defensive, and act on the feedback to improve your performance.

The Top Ten Mistakes that Introverts Unwittingly Make

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 04, 2016

Inspired by a similar post about Extraverts, I'm here to talk about the mistakes that Introverts—myself very much included—may be making without realizing it. Some of them are more obvious than others, but these are some that I've only recently caught myself doing.

7 Survival Strategies for the Introverted Teacher

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 21, 2016

While all educators are susceptible to burnout, the introverted teacher is fighting a unique battle. They are willingly immersing themselves in an environment designed to exhaust themselves.

As an introverted teacher, I quickly realized I was in over my head. It wasn’t the teaching itself that really got to me; it was the constant external stimulation that accompanies the world of education. Between busy hallways, loud noises, and bright lights I would, inevitably, be left utterly exhausted by mid-week.

Four Ways for Sensors to Unlock their Creativity

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 28, 2015

There's a myth that some people are creative and others aren't. This myth is perpetuated everywhere, from the world of art and literature to big business. Marketing departments employ "creatives" to come up with new ideas. Governments rely on "creative consultants" for fresh insights. Yet there's no reason why creativity should be limited to a type or a job description.

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