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 Miley Cyrus’ Enneagram and Myers-Briggs Type?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 19, 2021

Miley Cyrus is a dynamic entertainer who’s had a long, evolving career in Hollywood and the music industry. As she’s come into her own, it’s clear Miley is independent, fun-loving and sociable, unafraid to make bold choices and stand up for what she believes in through her causes and politics. She lives in the moment -- and trust us, there’s never a dull one with her.

Miley is an Enneagram Seven and Myers-Briggs’ ESTP. Here’s more about her fascinating, unexpected personality. 

Parenting as a Perceiver: How to Set the Rules

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 14, 2020

Perceiver personality types can be a lot of fun to spend time around. They’re playful and good at adapting to new situations with ease. They’re innately curious and always following the next exciting project, and they thrive without too many guidelines or structures, finding success on their own terms and in their own ways.

The Extravert’s Guide To Reintroducing Your Introvert To The World

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 28, 2020

As countries, cities, and communities begin to ease out of social distancing restrictions, Extraverts around the world are celebrating. Plans are being made, lists are being compiled, outings and gatherings are being planned as access to restaurants, retail and outdoor activities continues to rise. And obviously, in their joy, these enthusiastic Extraverts want to include their close Introverts in their festivities.

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

The Extravert's Social Distancing Survival Guide

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 24, 2020

By now, you’ve certainly heard of the term “social distancing”. In case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s a bona fide strategy for minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Guidelines for social distancing may vary based on geography, time and the severity of the situation but, ultimately, the advice is to avoid (or at least limit) in-person contact with others. Basically, it means canceling events, avoiding crowds, limiting yourself to tiny social gatherings and staying 6 feet away from others. Yes, even in the grocery store. 

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

Are You Suffering From Startup Founder's Syndrome?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 23, 2019

The path of a startup founder is a difficult one. Part commander, pioneer, and obsessive artist, a founder needs to wear many hats to make his/her vision come true. 

A founder needs to have a combination of stubbornness, charisma, resourcefulness, and single-minded focus to overcome the many difficulties that come with starting a new enterprise.

But once the business becomes well established and it’s ready to grow, a surprisingly common illness strikes. The very same personality traits that helped the founder get the business going start to become an issue. 

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