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?

An ENFJ & an INTJ Walk Into a Bar…

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

ENFJs: We’re devoted, loving, hard-working and loyal to a fault. What’s not to love, right? Well, for this ENFJ, love has been… a battlefield. Like many of my fellow Teacher personality types, I tend to fall into the category of “serial monogamy.” I find myself in one relationship after the next, pushing for something lasting—even when the relationship has clear problems.

INTJ vs. INTP: How To Tell Them Apart

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 03, 2019

Both commonly dubbed as ‘emotionless robots’ or ‘logical masterminds’ with no clue on how to navigate the social sphere or figure out romantic encounters, the INTJ and INTP in Myers and Briggs' typology are among one of the most difficult pairs (and brains) to pick apart. Since they’re both Intuitive Thinkers (NT), it’s quite common to mistype as the other.

Categories: Myers Briggs, INTJ, INTP

Confidence for Introverts (Not Another Patronizing and Simplistic Guide)

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

Confidence is normally described as a belief in yourself and your abilities. I don't like this definition because it feels too static. In my mind, self-confidence is not a single belief or idea but a process; it's how you function despite all the challenges you face and the critics who will make you question yourself.

Wait, Am I the Problem? Six Signs of an Unhealthy Introvert and What You Can Do About It

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 27, 2019

Are you an Introvert? Do you ever have those moments where you start to feel overwhelmed by everything and everyone? For me personally, when someone comes in demanding my attention and energy -- especially while I’m barely surviving by a thread -- it can make me pretty upset. After having to repeatedly stand up for yourself and reinforce your boundaries, it’s not surprising that anger and resentment might build up over time.

How Judgers Can Effectively Handle Requests for Last Minute Changes at Work

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 04, 2018

If the final letter of your Myers-Briggs personality type is a J, you are a Judger. You’re a planner, scheduler, and list maker. Your opposite is the Perceiver. They tend to make decisions as they go, and might change their plans at the last minute.

As a Judger, last minute changes can be a real challenge to your balance. They’re also unavoidable. When they happen at work, you’re expected to roll with it and remain productive. That requires some coping skills. Fortunately, there are some strategies to help you handle these situations.

10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Rational Friend

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 15, 2018

If you have the opportunity to be friends with a Rational personality type, you are so lucky! Intuitive-Thinkers are the type of friends who will stay up late with you dissecting the meaning of life, motivate you to improve yourself, keep every one of your secrets, never sweat the small stuff and give back exactly what you invest. If you are loyal to a Rational, they will be your best friend for life.

Maybe you don't already have a Rational friend. If not, you're missing out. Here's why:

Categories: INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ENTJ

What Keys Unlock the Door to Faith for Thinking Types?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 07, 2018

How do you look at life? According to the brilliant Swiss-American physicist Albert Einstein, our choice of how to live life is simple. “There are only two ways to live your life”, he reportedly said. “One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Why TJs Can't Apologize (Sorry!)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 02, 2018

I'm British and we're famous for how frequently we say sorry.

If we sneeze, we say sorry. If we stop someone to ask for directions, we say sorry. If you're rushing around like a reckless fool and you crash into us (your fault, not ours), we'll be the one to say sorry. It's like a verbal tic on a national scale.

Categories: INTJ, ENTJ, ISTJ, ESTJ

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