What is Mirroring and Which Personality Types are Most Likely to Do It?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 06, 2022

When someone copies the facial expressions, gestures, vocal inflections, opinions, and attitudes of another person during a social interaction, this is known as mirroring. The point of mirroring is to make a positive impression on the other person, to encourage the development of a friendship or promote feelings of goodwill.

Creative Spring Cleaning Ideas for Each Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 04, 2022

There’s something about the nearly-neon green of new leaves and the cheerful pink of tulip blooms that makes me want to add a bit of springlike cheer to my home environment. Out of this is born my yearly tradition of spring cleaning. Whether you look forward to spring cleaning like I do or moan at the thought of one more thing to do, learning to approach it with your Enneagram type in mind can help you better enjoy the process and the fruits of your labor.

What Does the Enneagram 3 Look Like in Stress?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 01, 2022

When an Enneagram 3 in stress is integrated and well-adjusted, they will manage stressful situations gracefully and proactively. They will see their discomfort as a sign that changes are required, and they will put in the time and effort necessary to make them.

What Does the Enneagram 9 Look Like in Stress?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 25, 2022

It’s quite ironic that I, a type 9, continued to put this article on the bottom of my list. 

It’s almost as if I feel a natural, unbidden resistance to the idea of conflict and stress. I want to minimize anything remotely upsetting and continue on with my peaceful existence. Anything negative can be reframed and kept in a safe, positive light. 

Why on earth are we like this? 

5 Toxic Personality Traits to Watch Out For

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 23, 2022

Everyone has some traits that tend to rub people the wrong way. You might be guilty of dodging jobs you don’t like, assuming you’re smarter than someone or thinking you should be treated differently than the people around you.

While no personality trait or type is better or worse than others, when a behavior becomes a habit in your life it can sometimes turn toxic. You might not notice it at first but the people around you probably will! 

Here are 5 common toxic personality traits to watch out for, as well as methods you can use to combat them before they take over.

10 Positive and Negative Traits That All Personality Types Can Have

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 17, 2022

Every personality in the 16-type system has a set of unique traits that sets them apart from other types. But the 16 types also share a lot of similarities that may leave you feeling confused about who you are and why you bothered learning your personality type in the first place. 

What is Introverted Sensing?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 16, 2022

Introverted Sensing (Si) is the dominant cognitive function for the way certain personality types absorb and understand the world around them. All types utilize some variation of the Sensing function and roughly half of the population functions as an Si user. You will be able to identify them once you are familiar with their processing techniques.

What is Extraverted Thinking?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 15, 2022

Thinkers (those who type as ‘T’ in the Myers and Briggs system) are good at logical thinking. They are planners, decision-makers and hard workers. But how you think can be further divided into two categories: Extraverted Thinking and Introverted Thinking. People with Extraverted Thinking traits like to follow a step-by-step process ‘out loud’ whereas Introverted Thinkers are more focused on organizing their inner world. Both tend to prefer clear, measurable results.


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