Why I Hated my Enneagram Results (and What I Did About It)

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

Recently, I decided to take the Enneagram test on Truity. I hadn’t even heard of Enneagrams, so I was intrigued. I purposely did not research the Enneagram system so it wouldn’t influence the way I answered the questions. We all want to be portrayed in our best light, so if I knew Enneagrams were about emotions, I might subconsciously try to sound less emotional.

I was excited to read my results. It’s fun to unlock the mysteries about ourselves and why we do what we do.

Not Sure If You Are An Enneagram Type 6 or Type 8? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions.

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

If you study the Enneagram, you know how complex the system is. Beyond the nine primary habits of attention, there are wings, subtypes, countertypes, arrows, levels of integration, and more. To find your type, you need to consider many factors, and one personality that is noted for its complexity is the Enneagram Type 6.

7 Small Ideas with Really Big Effects for INFJs

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

INFJs are full of determination, empathy, and big dreams, but their behaviors and attitudes sometimes prevent them from reaching their full potential. But, like the other personality types of the 16-type system, INFJs have room to grow. 

So why tackle the small stuff? 

Because often, the most impactful changes result from minor habit adjustments. Taking care of little practices is sometimes the easiest way to help you learn about yourself, expand your personal growth journey, and get the quickest results.  

Not Sure If You Are an Enneagram Type 1 or Type 3? Ask Yourself These Four Questions

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 10, 2021

When discovering your Enneagram type, it is common to get confused and to see yourself in more than one personality style. It can be helpful to remember that the Enneagram is about identifying a habit of attention. Behavioral traits radiate out from these thought patterns, but the behavior is secondary to the question “where does your attention go?” Behavior on its own is a seductive, but often misleading, indicator of type.

Understanding Enneagram Subtypes: How Each Instinct Affects Your Type (Part 2)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 05, 2021

In part one yesterday, we covered everything you’ve wanted to know about Enneagram subtypes. You learned what the instincts mean, how they stack up, what countertypes are, and how to use your subtype to understand where your emotional energy goes. 

Now that you know how to use your subtype for deeper awareness of your patterns, we’ve provided a general overview of what each Enneagram subtype may look like. Keep in mind that “general” is the key word here—you may not fit the bill completely, but this can provide some insight into exploring your subtype further.

Understanding Enneagram Subtypes: How to Find Yours & Use It for Self-Development (Part 1)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 04, 2021

Have you ever met two people of the same Enneagram type and wondered how they’re so different? While the Enneagram describes nine types of motivation, there are way more layers to take into consideration when it comes to your type. One of the most highly influential factors? Enneagram subtypes.

What to Watch at the Olympics to Learn More About your Enneagram Type

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

The Olympics is a grand spectacle of sport, celebrating all forms of sporting prowess over the two week period. You can watch people at the top of their game, from all over the world, competing in a wide range of sports. And it’s the only time so much amateur sport is so readily available for viewing.

With 50 different sports and 339 events, there is a lot of choice. So what to watch? Do you focus on the popular sports, the sports making their olympic debut or something entirely different?

Here’s What Sports you Like, Based on Your Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 29, 2021

Sport plays an integral role in our lives. In our childhood years, it can teach us about how to use our bodies while learning about teamwork, strategy and analyzing the competition. Some of us stick with those sports, spending long hours practicing in order to compete on the world stage like the Olympics. The rest of us continue to engage in physical activity and sports for health, friendship and a reason to leave the house. 

What Is it Like to be an Intuitive-Feeling (NF) Man?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 28, 2021

Intuitive-feelers personality types — those with NF as their middle letters on the Myers and Briggs 16 type test — share many defining characteristics. But divergent life experiences create plenty of variety within the type.

The differences may be observed at the individual level. But they may also be seen through the lens of gender. Intuitive-Feeling men may think, act, and react differently than Intuitive-Feeling women. Not in every instance, but at least in some.

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