9 Essential Self-Care Steps for the Over-Committed Idealist

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 12, 2017

Are you passionate about self-improvement? Are you always striving to reach your own potential, but care just as much about the personal development of everyone else? Creative, caring and curious, you will go to any length to find your purpose in life and help others find theirs. If this describes you, then you are an Idealist.

Can NF Types Excel in Business?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 07, 2017

If you’re an NF type, like I am, then you’ve probably seen all the articles that recommend we pursue careers in health care, counseling, or other selfless, “people-helping” fields. That advice works out just great for some people.

But what if you’re an NF who wants to excel in business. Is it possible?

As an INFJ with a marketing degree and about four years’ worth of business experience, I’ve struggled with this question a lot.

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.

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.

Are You an INFP or an INFJ?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 26, 2016

Years ago, there was a PBS series hosted by Steve Allen called Meeting of Minds. In this show, actors portrayed a variety of important characters from history. These characters met situated around a table and discussed topics ranging from religion and philosophy to the arts and sciences. Steven Allen got to ask the important questions that he’d always wanted to ask the people who played such significant roles in shaping our world.

Stop Overthinking, Start Doing: 4 Tips for the Distracted INFP

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 14, 2016

If you're an INFP, you will be horribly familiar with the concept of "overthinking." It's when your mind gets caught in a loop, and you go over and over (and over) the same thoughts again without ever deciding what to do. Sometimes the problem is so severe, you can procrastinate for years without ever reaching a resolution.

There's nothing wrong with thinking things through, but there's a fine line between ruminating and torturing yourself over details. Here are four tips to help you stop thinking and start making your ideas fly.

How One INFP Mom Embraced Parenting Differently

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 31, 2016

I suppose it has become typical of social media. A stay-at-home mum (SAHM) wrote an article saying that although she was grateful to be a mother, being at home full-time was just awful at times. She wrote of the stress, the loneliness and the boredom. Another SAHM then wrote in reply. She slammed the first mum’s confessions as unnecessarily negative—even downright wrong. She claimed it was the biggest joy she’d known and loved every minute of it.

So the war was on.

A war of words, a war of perspectives, a war of personality and difference.

6 Things NF Types Must Do to Take Control of Their Finances

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 24, 2016

When you think about the qualities needed for successful money management, you probably associate those traits with the Sensing-Thinking personalities. It’s easy to see how those personalities—i.e., ISTJ, ISTP, ESTJ, and ESTP, with their facility for facts, data, and logic—can easily master finances.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, ENFP, ENFJ

5 Tips for Intuitive Types Who Can’t Explain Their Vision

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 04, 2016

Intuitives don't have trouble formulating thoughts and ideas, but often struggle to articulate the concepts that are so clearly defined in their mind. It's to do with the fact that you think in an abstract, seemingly random way. Intuition trains you to make sense of these thoughts without examining every detail. But details matter when you are trying to explain your ideas. Overlooking a word or feature can cause complete misunderstanding - as if you are speaking a different language.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, ENFP, ENFJ, INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ENTJ

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