Why the Holidays Are the Best and Worst of Times for Judgers

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

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when feelings of holiday cheer and terrible anxiety flooded the Judger. The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year — for the most part. But as an INFJ—one of the eight Judging types in Myers Briggs typology—my Judging component often gets tested come November and December.

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. 

Why NTJs Love to Give Unsolicited Advice (And Why That’s Bad for Everyone)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 06, 2019

INTJs and ENTJs might be at opposite ends of the Introvert/Extravert spectrum, but what they have in common is a drive to solve problems. This is great for building careers, but when it comes to friends, family and colleagues, their delight in giving advice can ruin relationships.

If you are an INTJ or an ENTJ, you may already know that you have a tendency to express your thoughts and opinions quite openly. But have you considered the effect this has on other people? And that your need to give unsolicited advice is probably caused by a lack of self-confidence.

Categories: INTJ, ENTJ

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?

Here’s How Thinker-Judgers Really Make Decisions

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 24, 2019

“I need your help,” she said over the phone, “What should I do?”

My hesitation is staged, as is the question I ask her in return, “What do you think you want to do?”

I’m a Thinker/Judger with a healthy dose of Sensing thrown on top. My girlfriend is doing something I almost never do: ask someone for help with a decision I have to make.

Categories: Myers Briggs, INTJ, ENTJ, ISTJ, ESTJ

INTJ Female? 5 Tips for Becoming a Powerful Leader

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 25, 2019

Women who identify with the INTJ personality type are typically independent, confident and happy alone. They are goal-oriented and are constantly working on personal and professional projects. But in a group, they tend to navigate the territory differently from other women.

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.

NTPs and Science Careers: What It’s Like to be an NTP in a sea of NTJs

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 11, 2019

Almost every personality typing website out there likes to list science-related careers as a good fit for ENTPs and INTPs. We are said to have an inherent aptitude for and interest in scientific fields. The INTP type has been nicknamed the “Scientist,” “Engineer” or “Architect”, while ENTPs have been dubbed the “Inventor,” “Visionary” or the “Mad Scientist”.

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.

When a Thinker-Judger Marries a Thinker-Judger

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 30, 2019

My husband and I were married in 1988. While you do the math, I want to mention in passing that we had not taken any personality tests at the time, so we were blissfully unaware that we were both TJs. The fact that he had firmly decided against getting married before we were both twenty years old should have raised a flag, but at the time it seemed like common sense.

Categories: INTJ, ENTJ, ISTJ, ESTJ

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