Needy Friend or Friend Indeed? Tips to Help NTs Cope with Emotionally Needy Relationships

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 30, 2015

As members of the personality type grouping known as "rationals," NTs are practical and unsentimental folks. Great at solving life's little problems, they are not so great at dealing with people who get sunk into their emotions. NT's are pretty hot on reciprocity, too, and don't appreciate friends who demand more than their fair share of attention. Unsurprisingly, NTs are the type least likely to cope with an excessively needy friend - those who take a mile while giving barely an inch in return.

Categories: INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ENTJ

5 Careers for INTJs Who Don’t Have a College Education

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 30, 2015

What do lawyers, auditors and engineers have in common? It's not the opening of a really bad joke. These professions top the list of INTJ-friendly careers. And along with just about all the suggested careers for INTJs, they require many years of education and killer hours to boot.

So what do you do if college isn't an option? Here are five careers with INTJ written all over them - no college degree required.

Where Are All the Female (Fictional) INTJs?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 10, 2015

Not long ago, I was trying to think of fictional female INTJs, because that’s what one does when one is a nonfictional female INTJ with too much time to think. It’s a glamorous life.

I then realized that I could not think of a single fictional counterpart for myself. A friend helpfully pointed out that both main characters in Silence of the Lambs—Hannibal Lecter (male) and Clarice Starling (female)—are INTJ personality types.

So my list increased from zero to one.

Categories: Famous Types, INTJ

4 Ways Introverted Leaders Can Make The Most of Their Strengths

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 29, 2015

When asked to describe a great leader, which type of person springs to mind? The all-guns-blazing, exuberant networker? Or how about the dominant visionary who flips tradition on its head? Certainly not the understated loner who listens more than they speak, right?

Personality Type and Office Politics: Introverts and Extroverts

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 04, 2011

Office politics is an umbrella term that encompasses many things. On one hand, it can refer to behavior whereby coworkers step on their colleagues in the interest of getting ahead at all costs. On the other hand, office politics at its best can describe a dynamic of cooperation, not competition. When colleagues vary in their personality types, understanding and empathy are the keys to cooperation, which enhances office productivity. Introverts and extroverts differ starkly in how they communicate and resolve disputes. Learning about personality typology can be a solid step toward promoting a greater sense of team spirit in an office environment.

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