Stop the Madness! Time Management Tips for ENFPs

ENFPs are idea factories. We are bold creators who are eager to take on challenges, launch projects, and generate new solutions. Our ENFP personality type is happiest when we’re creating; whether we’re starting up a side hustle, designing a website or building a new work system.

But each bright burst of creativity is followed by a “yikes” moment. That’s when we realize how much work we just heaped onto a to-do list that was already overflowing with tasks from the last ten schemes we launched!

Categories: Personal Growth, ENFP

Why Briggs Myers' "Judging" Trait Doesn't Mean Judgmental

So you've done a personality test and the results are in: you're a Judger. If you're not too familiar with Myers and Briggs' way of describing personality, being called a Judger may sound like cause for concern. But there's no need to feel defensive! Judging, in this context, has more to do with how you approach life—not how judgmental you are.

The Extravert's Social Distancing Survival Guide

By now, you’ve certainly heard of the term “social distancing”. In case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s a bona fide strategy for minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Guidelines for social distancing may vary based on geography, time and the severity of the situation but, ultimately, the advice is to avoid (or at least limit) in-person contact with others. Basically, it means canceling events, avoiding crowds, limiting yourself to tiny social gatherings and staying 6 feet away from others. Yes, even in the grocery store. 

I Won't Back Down: How One Perfectionist Learned to Soften Her Edges

I’ve always been a perfectionist. In fifth grade, when I knew nine out of 10 answers on a science test, I tried to look up the answer for the tenth question before the teacher noticed. I ended up in the principal’s office, all because I couldn’t deal with getting a 90 per cent instead of 100 per cent.

I’ve lost count of the number of times that people have told me not to be “such a perfectionist.” I never thought much about what the word meant, except to occasionally wonder why it was always used as an insult.

How to Find Financial Bliss as an INFP

INFPs are dreamers and visionaries. They are led by their values in every area of their lives, including their finances. As an INFP, you probably like to dream about what it could be like to live a version of your life where you do not have to worry about money and can do what you truly love. It’s fun to dream about financial bliss and imagine a bright future. 

Categories: Personal Growth, INFP

How to Care for Yourself as a Person Who Puts Others First

When you’re wholeheartedly focused on the emotions, wellbeing and needs of others, keeping relationships healthy takes special skill. In Myers-Briggs personality typing, this way of approaching relationships is called extraverted Feeling, a mental function that is focused on others and is defined by the desire to connect with others with empathy and consideration.

ENTJ Personality? How To Deal With Being The Type People Love To Hate

As an ENTJ personality, you may find that you quickly get on people’s nerves—ENTJs are famously the ones in the group that everyone loves to hate. Blame it on our assertiveness, ambition or directness, the pillars of our personality are also the traits that many people find the most annoying.

The ENTP Personality’s Guide To Self-Care

I’ll be honest: an appreciation for health and wellness doesn’t come naturally to me. Like many people who type as an ENTP personality, I find physical self-maintenance to be one of the least intuitive aspects of my life. I derive little pleasure from the rituals required to brighten my skin, heal my gut, and dodge premature visits from the Grim Reaper. One would think that two decades of life on Earth would be enough to teach me that I am not just a brain in a jar. And yet, I am still routinely surprised to discover that I have organs and cells that need tending to.

Categories: Personal Growth, ENTP

What Do I Do if My Personality Test Results Conflict with Who I Want to Be?

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard this question, and for a variety of reasons! For example, Introverts (I) may think that Extraverts (E) have more fun and they get more attention. Feeler-Perceivers (FPs) struggle in structured environments, believing that Thinker-Judgers (TJs) were the ones who unfairly created them. Sensors (S) just don’t get why Intuitives (N) often seem to be in positions of leadership when they’re just “winging it” and not looking at the data. 

Stop Saying You're Not Creative!

How many times have we heard someone say, “I’m just not the creative type,” or worse, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”? Unfortunately, in our Western workaday world, we have come to assume that creativity pertains to a limited scope of human endeavors⁠—things like painting, composing, and acting⁠—and that only a limited number of us have the acumen for such tasks.

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