8 Questions to Ask in an Interview to Truly Understand Company Culture

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 22, 2019

You’ve made it to the interview stage of your job hunt, which means that employer thinks you might be a good match for their open position.

But now ask yourself this: Are they a good match for you?

It’s easy to forget that the hiring process is a two-way street. As much as companies are weeding through applicants to find the best fit, candidates are also sussing out organizations to find ones that are most aligned with their values and desires.

How to Manage People Who are Overdriven and Lazy at the Same Time

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 28, 2019

As a manager, it’s easy to put your direct reports into boxes. There’s the creative one, the empathetic one, the one who likes autonomy and the one who like clear boundaries and set routines. There’s also another special breed of worker in the world, and that’s the person who has borderline manic levels of productivity yet spends a lot of the time kicking back and doing...well nothing. Someone who is lazy and a hard worker, all at the same time.

How do you manage someone when you’re never quite sure where they’re at? Here are some tips.

Here’s How Intuitive Feelers Approach Their Careers, According to New Research

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 28, 2019

What do an ENFP, INFP, ENFJ and INFJ have in common? According to Keirsey, they’re all Idealists. Sure, they each have their own unique styles, but deep down, they share the same core motivations: the pursuit of authentic self-expression, and the opportunity to inspire others to do the same.       

Should an INFJ Accept a Management Position?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 16, 2018

You’re principled, organized and driven – so why, as an INFJ, are you not encouraged to pursue leadership roles?

The INFJ’s steady reputation often earns us positions of responsibility such as life coach, counselor, or employee relations officer; but positions of actual authority tend to evade us (or we avoid them). It’s an odd one, and it may have as much to do with the way our culture understands hierarchical structures as it does with our abilities.

INTP Thinking About Freelancing? Consider This Before You Jump

There’s no ideal way to work – just an ideal attitude to adapting.

The gig economy has led to more and more of us working short-term jobs, often remotely and/or with teams of strangers. Some choose to work this way, but for many, it is becoming a necessity. In fact, it's reckoned that freelancers will dominate the US workforce within the next decade. As things stand, around a third of free agents work this way because they have no other choice.

Can an ENFJ Succeed in a Non-Leadership Position?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 22, 2018

You’re an ENFJ, the well-known “Teacher” personality who fights for the good of your people. Whether it’s at work or in your personal life, you take the wheel when a problem needs to be resolved and have a strong moral compass that gets your passengers safely and successfully where they need to go.

Not only is leading others part of your natural talent, it’s also something that you truly love doing. Leadership roles add to your day-to-day happiness—so much so that for an ENFJ, it might be hard to imagine working a job that doesn’t embrace your natural knack for guiding others.

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 Business You Should Start, Based on Your Personality Type: Part 1 - Rationals and Idealists

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 22, 2018

If you believe what you read, then running your own business is an option reserved for just a few personalities. ENTPs (Steve Jobs), ENFPs (Arianna Huffington), ENTJs (Warren Buffet) and INTJs (Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg) are hailed as the “street smart” types most likely to do well out of entrepreneurship. The thread here is the bias towards Intuition over Sensing – a tendency to focus on the future and take risks.

For INTJs, Owning a Business Can Be a Blessing—Or a Curse

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 26, 2017

When we think of entrepreneurs, what comes to mind? We tend to think of somebody who is friendly, fun to be around, quick thinking, brave, creative and a natural leader.

What I’m describing here are the ways in which ENTJs (the Commanders) and ENTPs (the Visionaries) are good at business. There are also a number of other personality types that spring to mind when we think about these energetic entrepreneurial types.

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