What Business You Should Start, Based on Your Personality Type: Part 2 - Artisans and Guardians

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 29, 2018

Innate preferences mean that some personality types are more likely than others to start their own business. Last week, we looked at NT (Rationals) and NF (Idealists), the types most likely to leap into entrepreneurship, and discovered the types of businesses in which they might excel.

What To Do When Your Personality Is Extraverted But Your Life Isn’t

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 04, 2017

We often encounter a misleading stereotype about Extraverts: talkative, party-loving individuals who travel in herds. Such a description matches only a few Extravert profiles such as the ESFP (The Performer) or ESTP (The Dynamo). The truth is many Extraverts have jobs or home lives that are rather isolating, and it severely drains their energy levels. If you’re an Extravert, maybe you can relate to some of these situations.

Categories: ENFP, ENFJ, ENTP, ENTJ, ESTP, ESTJ, ESFP, ESFJ

Four Signs You’re a Highly Rational Feeler

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 13, 2017

So you're a Feeler (F) type according to your personality test result. You’ve just joined a unique group of enthusiasts, optimists, nurturers and artists. Word on the street is that William Shakespeare was an INFP and Oscar Wilde an ENFP, so you’re in the company of giants.

6 Tips to Help Perceivers Overcome the Productivity Slump

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 17, 2016

In today's economic landscape, it's more important than ever for businesses to accomplish more with less; a process known as boosting productivity. Productive employees output more work per specific unit of time than less productive employees. It is this increased efficiency that makes the business money.

But keeping employees productive is hard work. Why? Because productivity is primarily an inside job. You can't force it on someone. It comes from within a person and, essentially, is a measure of their motivation to close down tasks within a clearly defined timeframe.

4 Ways Perceiving Leaders Can Make The Most of Their Strengths

One of the biggest sources of workplace conflict shows up in differences on the fourth dimension of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Judging versus Perceiving. A person whose style is "J" will schedule things in advance, organize their work with attention to deadlines and keep their eyes firmly on the goal. A "P" on the other hand, is pretty loose and free wheeling. They like to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to keep their options open until the very last minute, rather than forming a plan ahead of time.

4 Ways to Help Feelers Respond to Negative Feedback at Work

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 18, 2016

There's no shortage of guidance about how to respond to negative feedback. Whether the criticism comes as a shock or is entirely expected, the same advice is consistently touted: Listen carefully, don't get defensive, and act on the feedback to improve your performance.

Four Ways for Sensors to Unlock their Creativity

There's a myth that some people are creative and others aren't. This myth is perpetuated everywhere, from the world of art and literature to big business. Marketing departments employ "creatives" to come up with new ideas. Governments rely on "creative consultants" for fresh insights. Yet there's no reason why creativity should be limited to a type or a job description.

Why Are ESFJs So Happy With Their Jobs, and What Can the Rest of Us Learn from Them?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 20, 2015

In a previous post, we talked about how job satisfaction varies widely from one personality type to another. Some types overwhelmingly give their jobs high ratings, while others seem to dread every day in the salt mine. So what’s going on here? Why are some personality types so much more satisfied on the job?

5 Reasons Extraverts Are Happier

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 09, 2014

Are people happy because they’re extraverts, or are they extraverts because they’re happy?

Decades’ worth of research has shown that some people tend to enjoy their lives just a little bit more, experiencing higher highs and greater levels of momentary happiness than others. They’re called extraverts. In one study done by Wido G. M. Oerlemans and Arnold B. Bakker, they note:

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