The Dangers of Idealizing Personality Type
16 April 2018 / By Jason Mott
On the 16-type scale, I type as an INFJ. This is one of eight introverted types, and it’s not a common type of Introvert. Yet do an internet search on “INFJ,” and you’ll see that it’s promoted as the holy grail of personality types. The way some commentators describe my personality, you’d think it transcends humanity itself!
It’s not just INFJ, either. Many types have this hyperbolic appeal to them. It’s their relative rarity that gives them their appeal.
4 Best Ways for INTPs to Stop Second-Guessing Themselves
12 March 2018 / By Jayne Thompson
INTPs are the idea mills of the personality world; always examining, always questioning and always musing about some theory. They live in a world of "what if" and possibility. When there's really no answer, INTPs are the most interested.
But often, "what if" is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it's a clear strength that you're able to keep your options open. You wouldn't be able to philosophize, categorize and objectively analyze the possibilities before you if you made snap decisions based on half the facts.
Why You'll Break Your New Year's Resolutions, Based on Your Personality Type
08 January 2018 / By Jayne Thompson
I hate to be the bearer of bad news so early into the New Year but you know those resolutions you’ve just made? You’ve got around a one in twelve chance of sticking to any one of them. So if you make three resolutions, there’s only a 0.0579% chance that you’ll achieve all three. In fact, you probably will abandon mission completely by “Fail Friday.” That’s the dark, dark day around the 26th January when the nation’s collective willpower seems to run out.
5 Tips to Help ENFPs Control Their Impulses and Make Better Decisions
14 February 2017 / By Molly Owens
Impulsive decision making is normal human behavior and too often, the trait has gotten a bad rap. Most of us have made decisions based on a mood or a whim - decisions such as which house to buy, which career to follow, or even who to date. Most times, these decisions turn out fine. And some impulsive urges are lifesavers; without an instinct to keep yourself out of danger, for example, you literally may not survive.
Stop Overthinking, Start Doing: 4 Tips for the Distracted INFP
15 November 2016 / By Molly Owens
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.
6 Things NF Types Must Do to Take Control of Their Finances
25 October 2016 / By Teresa Stackhouse
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.
How Not to Use Your Personality Type As An Excuse for Bad Behavior
17 October 2016 / By Rachel Suppok
Learning your type for the first time can be exciting. Whether through an online test you took for fun, or as a mandatory part of your job, discovering which of the sixteen personality types you match can create a feeling of self-understanding that you’ve never experienced before. It might explain your hobbies, the way you interact with others, and why you are your exact brand of weird. The dark side of learning your personality type is that it can also give you a lot of excuses.
3 ENFP-Friendly Techniques for Developing Patience
13 October 2016 / By Molly Owens
ENFPs have such wonderfully upbeat qualities. The exuberance! The optimism! The compulsive exploration! You're an unstoppable force of mountain-moving productivity and creation... if only you could find a little focus.
The INFP's Guide to Finding the Authentic You
16 August 2016 / By Molly Owens
Being yourself should be easy, shouldn’t it? You just let go and be whatever you imagine yourself to be with no masks or labels.
That’s not how the world works, though. Societal expectations, parental pressure, even a boss with an explosive temper — these and other external forces can influence our actions and make us act in an inauthentic way, presenting variations of ourselves in order to fit in.
An INTP Finds an Uncommon Niche as a Master Carpenter and Perpetual World Traveler
06 January 2015 / By Nathan Falde
When a member of the rock band he played in during college hung the nickname “Spench” on Michael French, it never occurred to him that this moniker would have an extended lifespan. But after its resurrection a few years later at the hands of friends, the name stuck. Now, almost everyone who knows Michael well refers to him as Spench.
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