3 Ways INFPs are Misunderstood (and What You Can Do About It)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 17, 2021

We’ve all felt misunderstood at times, especially by personality types different from our own. But if you’re an INFP personality type, you likely have had that experience a lot. INFPs have so much going on inside, but we tend to keep most of what we think and feel hidden, at least until we know someone well. And as introverts, we don’t always express ourselves easily. 

Categories: Personal Growth, INFP

The Best Summer Holiday Destination Based on Your Enneagram Type

Summer is approaching and after the last year and a half, a big holiday reset is probably just what we all need. “Summer vacation” might make you assume we’re talking about a beach-focused trip, but we know that lying on a sunbed overlooking sparkling blue water isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. 

Ranking the 16 Myers and Briggs Types from Most to Least Polite

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

Some personality types are known for being extremely polite in every situation while others couldn’t care less what people think of them and their manners. While politeness depends a lot on culture and upbringing, some personality types are definitely more polite than the rest!

What Personality Types are Most Polite?

Ever wondered which of the 16 personality types are most and least polite? Check out this list and see if you agree with the ranking!

The Quality that People Underestimate the Most, By Personality Type

Each of the 16 personality types has extraordinary qualities, strengths, and opportunities for personal growth. Whether you’re an Introvert or an Extravert, a Thinking type or a Feeling type, every combination in the 16-type system has a few traits that aren’t recognized often enough. For example, when I say I’m an INFJ, people are more concerned with my empathetic or enigmatic nature than some of my lesser-known strengths.

INFPs, Here’s How You Can Break Your Quitting Habit

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 03, 2021

INFPs often enter new ventures filled with excitement and anticipation. They convince themselves that this new job/relationship/course/volunteer opportunity/hobby will bring them the happiness and fulfillment they’ve been seeking.

Driven by idealism, high expectations, and energetic enthusiasm, they come in with their hearts and minds open—only to have their hopes dashed when their goals prove more difficult to reach than they imagined. Or when the people they’re involved with, or work with, or try to collaborate with, offer resistance instead of cooperation.

INFJ? Here’s Why You Should Laugh at Yourself More Often

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 20, 2021

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with the ability to laugh at myself. While my brother is a master of self-deprecating humor, I’ve never been able to crack a joke at my past misfortunes. In fact, as an INFJ, I have this irritating tendency to fixate on my actions a lot, which often leads me to see nothing but my shortcomings. When that happens, I enter a spiral of overthinking, and lose trust in my own ability to deal with anything that’s remotely challenging.

Categories: Personal Growth, INFJ

Three Self-Sabotaging Things Enneagram Type 6s Do (and How to Stop Doing Them!)

The Enneagram Type 6 is called the Loyalist and the Skeptic and if you have this habit of attention, your mind is gifted at spotting danger and identifying problems before they materialize. You see the fissures before they become cracks, and with your eye for potential pitfalls, you can help make the world a safer place. When you function in a balanced way, you are loyal, committed, hard-working, generous, cooperative, and idealistic in your pursuit of creating a safer and more secure world.  

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