The Million Dollar Pause: How to Adapt Your Communication Style to the Different Personalities in Your Life

Truity is pleased to share this guest post from Rob Toomey, President of TypeCoach. 

When you think about your very best interactions with others, there is a good chance one of two things was going on:

1.     You were talking to someone with a similar personality type – you didn’t have to make any big adjustments because the other person naturally understood what you were saying;

 OR

Introvert? Here's Why Opening Up Can Feel Like Oversharing

It’s no secret that Introverts like their privacy but, for many introverted folks, opening up doesn’t come naturally – not even to those we trust and love. As a chatty INFJ who’s often mistaken for an Extravert, I, too, have wondered why it is so hard for me to share how I feel with those closest to me.

Why Peacemaker Type 9s Truly Are the Most Powerful Type in the Enneagram

When you think of powerful types within the Enneagram, it is tempting to focus on Type 8, the Leader or Type 3, the Achiever. These outwardly focused, action-oriented individuals easily garner the attention and often admiration of others. They are strong, high-achieving personalities that get things done. But did you know that the true powerbroker in the Enneagram is really Type 9, the Peacemaker?

Why You Need To Get Out Of Your Head and Into Your Body to Get The Most Out Of Your Personality System

The Big Five, DISC, Myers and Briggs, the Enneagram — all these personality systems help you understand yourself and other people better. By learning your own personality traits and those of others, you can begin to understand the inherent strengths and potential pitfalls we all possess.

Why Being Friends With Your Opposite Can Be Really Good for You (and Them)

Recently, I asked one of my best friends to send me her music recommendations. What I got back was a playlist so varied, so cool and so completely different from my music that I couldn’t believe what I was listening to.

This friend is one of the people I feel closest to in my life but she also couldn’t be more different from me. We are total opposites. And that’s why our friendship works.

How to Use Your Enneagram Type to Actually Achieve the Goals You Set, in 2021 and Beyond!

Given the stress and uncertainty 2020 has brought, the idea of setting goals for the new year might make you want to burrow into a hole.

When you’re taught to set and pursue goals just one way, instead of what’s best for your personality type, it’s easy to feel anxious, apathetic, or discouraged. It’s no wonder why 92% of people who set New Year’s goals end up abandoning them—they’re working against their unique personality type, not with it. 

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