Are You Suffering From Startup Founder's Syndrome?

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. 

Home vs the office: which environment is better suited for Intuitive Perceivers?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 13, 2019

The idea of working from home may have seemed unusual a couple of decades ago. But given the rise of internet technologies such as shared work environments, VoIP, the advent of smartphones and high speed internet, that’s no longer the case. According to the United States Census Bureau, around 20-30 million people work from home at least one day a week in the USA alone. And those numbers are growing every year.

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.”

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

4 Personality Types You Meet in Every Office (And How to Handle Them)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 24, 2017

If you are like most people, you spend most of your waking hours at work. Getting along with your co-workers is not only necessary for your professional success, but also for your sanity. Whatever your own personality type, it’s likely that you’ll encounter clashing personality types and traits that make existing in your office difficult. This is why knowing these traits and how to deal with them will make work more enjoyable.

5 Tips to Help STs Unleash Their Compassionate Side

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 23, 2017

Compassion opens the door to happiness. We all want to receive compassion from others, since it shows that people see and understand us. Compassion is the mode of expression that tells us we are not alone; that hearts and arms are open for us if we choose to accept them. It is the instinct that drives someone to serve food at a homeless shelter, donate money to famine victims, or help a friend in need without expectation of reward.

Categories: ISTJ, ISTP, ESTP, ESTJ

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.

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