6 Benefits of Personality Testing to Help your Personal Development

Personal development can be intimidating. You aren’t the only one who finds walking through the self-help section in a bookstore confusing or daunting, with its countless titles that promise to improve your life, outlook, and health. Although it’s not a bad idea to pick up a self-help book once in a while, you may find your personal growth will get the best boost from personality testing. Testing requires less time than a full-length book, and you’ll find a wealth of information at your disposal for further reading once you’ve received your results.

What’s your Decision Style? Our New Test— Explained!

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 21, 2021

Take our free test to reveal your decision-making style and learn how you pursue goals.

Designed by an undergraduate cognitive science researcher at Yale University, the Decision-Style Test is a simple scientific assessment designed to capture and report critical dimensions of personality that are often ignored by other tests. 

This explainer will cover the logic of the assessment and what makes its results uniquely powerful. 

5 Things To Do If You're Second-Guessing Your Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 09, 2021

While anyone could write off personality tests as just a form you have to fill for work, or a silly pastime from high school days, these reports can also be a powerful self-growth tool. After all, it’s always fun and validating to realize more people see the world in a similar way to you.

Not Sure If You Are an Enneagram Type 1 or Type 6? Ask Yourself These Four Questions

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 08, 2021

One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to find their Enneagram type is that they over-identify with a single specific trait. For example, someone who over-identifies with anger might assume they are an Enneagram type 8, another with anxiety assumes they are a Type 6, while someone who identifies with helpfulness assumes they are a Type 2. 

10 Myers-Briggs Stereotypes and Why They are Wrong

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 07, 2021

Each of the 16 personality types has its strengths, struggles, and unique qualities. However, like with any other label, it has become common for certain stereotypes to come up when discussing different types within the 16-type system. Although these stereotypes may stem from surface-level facts, they can be harmful, limiting, and untrue.

Understanding the Psychological Defense Mechanisms of the Enneagram

This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post here. 

In the introductory blog post to Enneagram Fundamentals, I described defenses as being like band aids we have forgotten to take off. Covering up wounds that never quite healed. 

7 Tips to Help You Manage Conflict as an INFJ

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 02, 2021

INFJs may be good at many things, but dealing with conflict is certainly not our forte. If there’s one thing this personality type dislikes, it's the idea of having to confront someone. In our peace-making and harmony-seeking minds, everything should be solved without the need to argue. So when conflict arises, an INFJ will probably sweep it under the carpet, ignore it and hope it never comes up again.

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