Top 7 ESFP Myths, Debunked

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 02, 2022

No personality type is free of stereotypes. These “myths” can be extremely misleading, even harmful, and are often not true. ESFPs are victims of stereotyping more than most, and that’s largely because they’re underrepresented online so their true natures are generalized or misunderstood.

Ready to debunk some myths? Let’s begin!

8 Tips to Help Extraverts Crush Their Alone Time

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 09, 2022

For Extraverts, alone time can be a scary prospect.

While most people are comfortable spending short periods of time alone, it can be hard to get used to being alone if you’ve always surrounded yourself with people. Whether it’s friends, family or city crowds, the contrast is still the same. When you’re on your own, you can feel very alone.

If you’re working on spending more time alone and getting comfortable with alone time, these 10 tips and ideas are for you.

How to Guess Someone’s Personality Type by the Way they Speak

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 10, 2022

When we talk, we give clues about ourselves. From the way we speak to how long we hold eye contact for, we all drop hints and clues about our personality type every time we open our mouths. 

While personality type is very individualized, there are some patterns that can tell you about someone’s personality type from the way they speak. You probably won’t get a detailed reading of someone just by talking to them for a short time, but you can get a pretty good idea of some key character traits that dominate their personality.

How Extraverts Can Cultivate their Inner Introvert to Be More Successful at Work

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 11, 2022

Wait. What? Isn’t this backwards? If you did a double-take when you read this headline, you’re probably not alone. Most of us are used to hearing that Introverts need to be more extraverted to have the advantage at work. But, could the opposite sometimes be true?

What are Tiffany Haddish’s Myers-Briggs and Enneagram Personality Types?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 13, 2021

Famously funny actress Tiffany Haddish has a bold and infectiously positive personality. She’s also incredibly resilient, overcoming tough childhood experiences and working on building her comedy career for nearly two decades before her breakout success in popular comedies such as Girls Trip and Night School. She’s also the author of the best-selling memoir, The Last Black Unicorn. 

What Each Myers-Briggs Feeling Type Struggles with Emotionally (And How To Help)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 16, 2021

Every type has its own set of unique strengths and weaknesses. While we are aware of our individual differences, it’s easy to make assumptions across the board regarding particular groups and how they operate. This becomes too apparent when we look into the types that have an "F" in their four-letter combination. Here, the assumption is that they’re going to be overtly emotional and not as logical. There’s another way to say this, and that’s to assume that people with a strong Feeling preference don't struggle emotionally. Isn’t it strange that we never phrase it this way? 

What are Dolly Parton’s Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Types?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 05, 2021

Dolly Parton sings country hits like “Jolene,” writes acclaimed songs like Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” and acts in popular films like Steel Magnolias and 9 to 5. It’s hard to imagine another artist so aptly living up to her Typefinder moniker: The Performer. Her bold personality and big heart have made her universally beloved in Hollywood, Nashville and beyond. 

What are Serena Williams’ Personality Types?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 12, 2021

Serena Williams is a professional tennis player who many consider the greatest female tennis player of all time. Williams is the former world No. 1 in women’s singles tennis and has won 36 Grand Slam singles titles, which is the most of any player in the Open Era.

5 Ways Mentally Strong Feelers Deal With Rejection

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 04, 2020

People who type as Feelers in the Myers and Briggs personality system make for truly special friends and partners. That’s because they’re able to connect emotionally, communicate their thoughts and feelings, and empathize when appropriate. These types are very tuned into their emotions, which can be an essential tool to navigating the world. 

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