Here’s What Your Gift-Giving and Receiving Styles Look Like, Based on Your Enneagram Type

With the holiday season quickly approaching, you may find yourself scrambling to find the perfect gifts for the most important people in your life. Sometimes, picking out the right gift can feel like a guessing game — and that’s where the Enneagram can help.

A recent Truity survey of more than 105,00 users shows that an individual’s Enneagram type does impact the types of gifts that they prefer to give and receive. 

INFJ? These 6 Mistakes are Making You Come Across As Awkward

INFJs are empathetic listeners, with a quiet, mysterious air about them. Sometimes they even appear graceful. But if you’re an INFJ personality type, you’ve probably lost count of the times you've felt like the odd duck out. As an INFJ, I’ve had my share of "out of place" moments, although I don't always recognize them until after they happen. 

What Are Enneagram Stances and Why Are They Important?

The Enneagram is an invaluable system of self-awareness, helping you understand your motivation— why you do what you do. With nine different types come nine different perspectives of filtering the world, bringing insight into your strengths, blindspots, thinking and feeling patterns, and so much more. 

Whether you’ve explored the depths of your type or still can’t put your finger on which one you are, a common question that comes up is: what do I do once I know my type?

What Each Myers-Briggs Type Will Be Doing This Halloween

Lights out, jack o’ lanterns on! The end of October marks the day for ghouls and goblins, tricks and treats. And as you’re out admiring everyone’s costumes, you’ll see that everyone has their own way of embracing Hallowe’en … some much more enthusiastically than others. 

So, what will each Myers-Briggs personality type be doing this Halloween? Read on if you dare!

How to Stop Tying Your Self-Worth to Relationships

Have you ever found yourself at one of those awkward family dinners where one of your aunts tries to set you up with someone? Been there. Truth is, people give a lot of importance to relationship status. We often talk about finding “the one” or refer to our partners as our “better half,” and there’s nothing like being single at a family dinner to make you feel like the odd one out.  

But is the idea of finding love and fulfillment outside of yourself ever healthy? And where do we draw the line between love and neediness?

8 Things INFJs Say, And What They Really Mean

When it comes to the INFJ’s use of language, others may look on in confusion. While the INFJ personality herself might know exactly what she means and why she says things, it’s not usually clear outside of her head. To add to the confusion, there are some common phrases that virtually all INFJs say at some point, which really should not be taken at face value. That’s because an INFJ is always trying to avoid hurting someone’s feelings or burdening them with their problems.

Things I Learned from my ESFJ Mother

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.

Are INFPs Really More Ambitious Than They Seem?

Dreamer. Idealist. Artist. Peacemaker. Corporate Go-Getter. Which of these doesn’t come to mind when you think of an INFP?

You guessed it, the last one. As dreamers, we definitely have ambitious goals for our lives and careers, but we might seem passive or too stuck in our heads to really go after our goals.

But actually, INFPs can be very ambitious in our own way. So why don’t we project that image – at all? Let’s look at five possible reasons. 

ENFPs and the Art of Self-Destruction—Stupid Things ENFPs Do to Sabotage Themselves

Anyone who is or knows an ENFP personality type is aware of all the things that make them wonderful. They’re bold and adventurous, happy to share ideas and chase wild passions, and always up for meeting new people and learning new things. 

But for every wonderful trait that draws people to ENFPs, there’s a pitfall. ENFPs are notorious for getting in their own way and are often their own worst enemy. Here are just some of the ways ENFPs sabotage themselves, plus some tips for steering yourself back towards your true goals.  

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