My Life as an Introverted Radio Host

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 27, 2018

It’s early on a Wednesday morning and even though I would like to sleep longer, I have already begun to prepare for the day. I got up long before dawn to prepare for a weekly task that I could never have imagined myself doing during my shy days: hosting a radio talk show at the University of Winnipeg.

Does Age Matter More When You’re An Introvert?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 01, 2018

In many cultures around the world, youth is associated with energy and passion. Reflective and calm personality traits are associated with being older and wiser. We are comfortable with these stigmas; however, we are slightly less comfortable when someone flips the switch.

4 Best Ways for INTPs to Stop Second-Guessing Themselves

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 12, 2018

INTPs are the idea mills of the personality world; always examining, always questioning and always musing about some theory. They live in a world of "what if" and possibility. When there's really no answer, INTPs are the most interested.

But often, "what if" is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it's a clear strength that you're able to keep your options open. You wouldn't be able to philosophize, categorize and objectively analyze the possibilities before you if you made snap decisions based on half the facts.

Categories: Personal Growth, INTP

How to Succeed as an Introverted Trainer

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 20, 2018

You’re telling the room: any type can do anything. Personality theory is about understanding yourself better, playing to your strengths and broadening your horizons. It was never intended to pigeonhole anyone.

On the inside, you’re thinking. How can I, someone with a preference for Introversion, train groups of people as my job? My energy comes from in-depth, one-on-one conversations, not noise-filled, overstimulating group work. I’m much happier working and spending time alone.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, INTJ, INTP, ISTJ, ISTP, ISFJ, ISFP

6 Ways to Thrive as a Sensitive and Ambitious Introvert

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 11, 2018

Are you a hard worker who feels like your work regularly goes unnoticed or underappreciated? Do you set many goals but keep most of them to yourself for fear of judgment and failure? Are you desperate for success but get exhausted just thinking about attempting the traditional routes to getting there — networking and ladder climbing, among others? If you found yourself nodding along to each of these questions, you may be a sensitive and ambitious Introvert.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, INTJ, INTP, ISFJ, ISFP

What Business You Should Start, Based on Your Personality Type: Part 1 - Rationals and Idealists

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 22, 2018

If you believe what you read, then running your own business is an option reserved for just a few personalities. ENTPs (Steve Jobs), ENFPs (Arianna Huffington), ENTJs (Warren Buffet) and INTJs (Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg) are hailed as the “street smart” types most likely to do well out of entrepreneurship. The thread here is the bias towards Intuition over Sensing – a tendency to focus on the future and take risks.

Why Do Intuitive Introverts Know So Much But Achieve So Little?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 10, 2017

I love to learn. In fact, when I took the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment earlier this year, Learner was listed as my top strength. I can spend hours at a time, days even, reading books about psychology and personal development and exploring inspiring ideas. I crave solitude because it means more time to feed my mind new information.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, INTJ, INTP

8 Ridiculous Rules About Dating a Rational

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 06, 2017

Rationals are one of the four Keirsey temperament groups, comprising the personality types ENTJ, INTJ, ENTP and INTP. These temperaments share the qualities of being abstract thinkers who approach situations in a theory-focused, pragmatic mode. Getting a Rational to open up and show their tender side can be as challenging as the toil of Sisyphus ... and one that you might just find intriguing.

How do you connect with a partner who is known more for his brilliant mind than his brilliant romance? Here are 8 ridiculous but essential lessons for dating Rationals.

The Curious Case of the Rational Mother

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 16, 2017

Years ago, I was chatting with another mom at a play group, who had daughters just a few months older than mine. She was talking about how much she adored her kids. Possibly, she loved them to the exclusion of everything else. She could not imagine how dull and pointless a person's life would be without them. 

5 Reasons INTPs Might Seem Odd to Others—And What You Can Do About It

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 18, 2017

INTPs have a reputation for being the "oddball" personality type. Isabel Briggs Myers called this type the "scholars, theorists, and abstract thinkers" of the personality theory universe, and they're also commonly known as the "Architect" or "Logician" type. INTPs want to understand the world in all its glorious complexity, and love using others as a sounding board for their brilliant ideas and theories.

Category: INTP

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