The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Great First Impression on Everyone you Meet

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 29, 2023

As an Introvert, it isn’t always easy to meet new people. There’s a lot of pressure that makes Introverts uncomfortable — making small talk, the fear of appearing “too quiet” and the expectation to engage when you may feel too drained to do so are a few of these.

5 Ways Introverts Can Make Friends For a Lifetime

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 22, 2023

Introverts tend to curate a handful of close friends, not collect a tribe. We love to go deeper, not wider, with our people circle and there might come a time when a lack of kindred spirits leaves a real gap.

Because we gravitate toward solo activities, love our quiet time, and think that a good book beats a party any day, Introverts have to make conscious decisions when it comes to forming and maintaining friendships.

Personality Matters When You’re Building a Parenting Village

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 02, 2023

You know who to call when you need a pep talk. You know who to call when it’s time to go shoe shopping. You also know exactly what your mother is going to say when you call her about “that” issue.

The people who make up our personal village accumulated as we grew up, went to schools, moved, hired on for jobs, or traveled the globe. Some were friends for a season, others are friends for life. Some remain at acquaintance level, others are in our colleague circle, and a smaller percentage of our people are privy to our darkest secrets and wildest dreams.

12 Ways INFJs are the Most Confusing People You’ll Ever Meet

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 15, 2023

INFJs aren’t known for being straightforward personalities. In fact, they have a reputation for being walking paradoxes who confuse other personality types with their contradictory behaviors.

Here are 12 reasons why INFJS are the most confusing people you’ll ever meet. 

Here’s How You Contradict Yourself, By Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 08, 2023

Does your significant other say they want to spend quality time together yet chooses to work all weekend? Does your brother claim he is open to anything but cringes at your idea of a silent retreat? How about the pal who offers to plan game night but really wants you to volunteer for carpooling duties?

If you are confused by your favorite people, then understand you’re not alone. Within every personality type there’s a contradiction. We all have motivations that sometimes oppose one another.

Should Your Child Take a Personality Test?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 26, 2023

Dear Parents – it will be okay. I know that all you want to do is do it right. Or maybe all you want to do is survive, to live long enough to usher your child into adulthood without completely losing your mind.

This whole family thing would be so much easier if we could understand why our child absolutely implodes if we have pineapple on our pizza. Why does he refuse to wear shoes? Why did she just declare she was dropping out of high school and joining the circus? Why won’t my kid share his day with me on the way home from soccer practice?

Tips for Raising Kids as an Enneagram 8

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 05, 2023

For the control-loving Enneagram 8, having children can be one of the toughest challenges to face.

Children are the ultimate disrupter in Eights’ lives – they’re untamable, unpredictable and they grow up to be their own people, no matter what you do to try to influence them.

Here’s what it’s like to raise kids as an Enneagram 8 and some helpful tips on how to keep your sanity through the highs and lows.

5 ENTJ Behaviors That Look Confident But Actually Are Signs of Insecurity

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 02, 2022

Even the strongest characters can suffer from insecurity and imposter syndrome. Confidence is not something that’s fixed or guaranteed; in fact, for most people, confidence can ebb and flow. 

This means that feelings of inadequacy and uncertainty can affect anyone, including ENTJ personalities who are known for their competence and take-charge attitude. 


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