Whether you have resigned with a plan or without one, one thing is for sure, you don’t want to make the same mistakes as last time. You want to avoid joining a company with a culture or manager that doesn't understand you, or that doesn't allow you to be yourself.
Personal development can be intimidating. You aren’t the only one who finds walking through the self-help section in a bookstore confusing or daunting, with its countless titles that promise to improve your life, outlook, and health. Although it’s not a bad idea to pick up a self-help book once in a while, you may find your personal growth will get the best boost from personality testing. Testing requires less time than a full-length book, and you’ll find a wealth of information at your disposal for further reading once you’ve received your results.
You may have been called a highly sensitive person by one or more people who know you well. If so, they likely intended it as a general observation. But being a highly sensitive person (HSP) is actually a real thing.
Take our free test to reveal your decision-making style and learn how you pursue goals.
Designed by an undergraduate cognitive science researcher at Yale University, the Decision-Style Test is a simple scientific assessment designed to capture and report critical dimensions of personality that are often ignored by other tests.
This explainer will cover the logic of the assessment and what makes its results uniquely powerful.
My experience with burnout, not once but twice, shifted the trajectory of my career forever — although it affected me differently each time. The first time I was exposed to prolonged workplace stress, a career change was already overdue; I just didn’t know what the change should be. So, leaving wasn’t something I would regret. I simply gave my notice and picked up some temp work while I figured out my next steps.
The second time was different, very different.
Job hunting is an exhausting process no matter what point in your career you are at. But you’re not alone when it comes to feeling uncertain, self-conscious, or frustrated about the entire process of searching for a new job. While any job hunter, seasoned or new to the workforce, can feel uncomfortable searching, applying, and interviewing for jobs, personality testing can help you put things into perspective and bring you a little peace about which jobs are worth pursuing.
Many people think Extraverts like to talk all the time, while Introverts prefer not to talk at all. Superficially this might seem true, but it is a stereotyped version of the differences that mark the Introvert vs. Extravert dividing line.
This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post, then check out our story on defenses here.
While anyone could write off personality tests as just a form you have to fill for work, or a silly pastime from high school days, these reports can also be a powerful self-growth tool. After all, it’s always fun and validating to realize more people see the world in a similar way to you.
Each of the 16 personality types has its strengths, struggles, and unique qualities. However, like with any other label, it has become common for certain stereotypes to come up when discussing different types within the 16-type system. Although these stereotypes may stem from surface-level facts, they can be harmful, limiting, and untrue.
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