What You Need to Know About the INFJ Door Slam

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 27, 2022

INFJs are empathetic, patient listeners and loyal friends, but they may shut down when others push them too far. The Counselor personality has a cold, closed side, and it can be extremely hard to win them back as a friend when that relationship becomes strained. 

If you’re curious about what the infamous INFJ “door slam” is, read on. Here’s everything you need to know about this complex and misunderstood behavior. 

5 Things That May Surprise You About Introverted Feeling Personality Types

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 18, 2022

What is it like to have Introverted Feeling (Fi) as one of your dominant personality traits? If you know someone who does, you might find them puzzling, even troubling at times. But certainly this complex trait can make life more rich and interesting for all involved.

ENFP and INTJ Compatibility: As Coworkers, Lovers and Friends

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 11, 2022

What good is personality theory if you can’t put it into practice? Below we’ll walk through the specific dynamics of an ENFP and INTJ relationship as coworkers, lovers, and friends. 

Your Best New Year's Eve Drink, Based on Your Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 31, 2021

2022 is almost upon us, and wherever you are, you’ll want to toast the new year. Everyone’s taste in beverages is unique, but if you are looking for inspiration, you can always count on the Enneagram. Below we offer your best New Year’s Eve drink, based on your Enneagram type.

What ISTJs Really Want for Christmas (It’s Not in a Box)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 23, 2021

Several Christmases past, I received a beautiful desk kit from one of my daughters. It held colorful notepads and pushpins. There was a small calendar full of daily jokes. She added fun tape in a dispenser, magnets, and a small photo frame.

What she didn’t include was a gift receipt.

My family has never seen me open a box on Christmas morning and burst into joyful song or weeping ecstasy. Not even diamonds push that button.

Believe me, my family’s tried it.

Who Has the Most Christmas Spirit? We’re Ranking the Types from the Hap-hap-happiest to Bah Humbug!

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 22, 2021

Ah, the holidays. A time of joy, family reunion, and incredible stress. When it comes to Christmas, no two people are alike. While for some this is, indeed, the most wonderful time of the year, others can find it too exhausting or superficial. So, which Myers-Briggs personality type has the most Christmas spirit, you ask? Here are our best guesses!

The Things you Love and Hate Most about the Holidays, by Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 14, 2021

We’re right in the thick of the holiday season. Do you love traditions or internally groan at the prospect of repeating a celebration? Everyone has a slightly different idea of what makes up an ideal experience during this time of year. Read on for each personality’s most-loved and most-hated aspects of the holidays. 


Love: Possibility is everywhere! This is a normal phenomenon for the INFP, but there’s something about this season of goodwill and peace on earth that is especially appealing and heart-warming. 

8 Communication Tactics to Promote Peace This Thanksgiving

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 23, 2021

The turkey is in the oven. The table is set. You’re in the kitchen stirring up gravy when you hear familiar sounds coming from the living room. You stir faster. Every year, the family gets together for the holidays, but because the holidays have been on hiatus, this is the year we will all make up for it by being extra. Extra excitable. Extra chatty. Extra festive.

Extra us.


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