Six Things Introverts Do When They’re Angry

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 18, 2021

When Introverts become angry, they tend to hold everything inside, hiding their anger from others and even from themselves.

Or at least this is what most people think. In fact, this idea is more myth than reality.

Celebrate Your BFF This “Galentine’s Day” With the Gift of Self-Discovery

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 11, 2021

Valentine’s Day is all about showering your special someone with love. But what about the best friend who’s always been there for you — through the career break-throughs and relationship break-ups, the Gayle to your Oprah? Thankfully, there is now a day to celebrate the enduring awesomeness of female friendship — Galentine’s Day — an unofficial holiday celebrated on February 13th. 

How to Let Go of Grudges, Advice from a Judger

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 27, 2021

Do you find yourself holding a grudge for months or maybe even years? Well you’re not alone. Many of us hold grudges as a way of dealing with disappointment. This is a common trait for a whole range of personality types but especially for those with a Judging preference on the Myers and Briggs personality system.

How I'm Raising a Healthy Introvert in a Sea of Extraverts

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

When I was pregnant with my first children, a set of twins, I had playdates scheduled before my third trimester check-up. Friends would talk about the importance of nap schedules and I’d joke that the babes could sleep in the car between adventures. An Extravert since birth, I’m always on the hunt for the next big adventure, and people (all the people please!) that I can adventure with.

What Extraverts Really Need From Their Introverts This Holiday Season

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 15, 2020

The perfect holiday period looks different for everyone. For some who type as Extraverts on a Myers and Briggs personality test, it might be a calendar filled with social events, meeting up with friends and family and getting into the holiday spirit with big crowds and parties. For Introverts, it probably involves more time enjoying the calmer aspects of the holiday season, with plenty of time for reflection.

7 Ways to Talk About Feelings With An ENTJ

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 17, 2020

ENTJ personality types are notorious for being unemotional and sometimes insensitive. They face most of life’s challenges with a practical, strategic approach and tend to keep their emotions under-wraps. For people close to ENTJs, it can be tough to get underneath their tough exterior.

Things I Learned from my ESFJ Mother

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 13, 2020

It shames me to say this but: I was never in awe of my mother. When I was a child, she embarrassed me. I despaired at her lack of ambition, her loyal commitment to soulless, exploitative jobs that she was far too good for, her uncomplaining acceptance of her lot in life. We lived a life of duty and routines. There were no expectations of achievement; it was almost unthinkable for me to aspire to go to university, the first in my family to achieve this goal. My notions of what I would do with my life were so brutally segregated from hers, it was like being raised by wolves. 

Parenting Young Extraverts—What to Do and What to Avoid

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 29, 2020

Children are filled with curiosity, energy and creative thinking, and it can sometimes feel challenging to keep up with even the most introverted young child. When your child is gregarious, outgoing and easily-distracted, the excitement of raising them can easily be overshadowed by the exhaustion you feel at just trying to keep up! 

Parenting as a Perceiver: How to Set the Rules

Perceiver personality types can be a lot of fun to spend time around. They’re playful and good at adapting to new situations with ease. They’re innately curious and always following the next exciting project, and they thrive without too many guidelines or structures, finding success on their own terms and in their own ways.

How to Support Your Children During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Whatever Their Personality

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 22, 2020

Right now, our kids are really feeling the effects of “staying at home” orders.  Luckily, most of them are physically healthy and safe, but many are feeling bored, stressed, scared, anxious, and confused.  Could we use personality typing to better understand and help them as we do for ourselves? Well, it’s not that simple. Personality type assessments are usually intended for adults or older teens.

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