Why You Fail While Others Reach Their Goals

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 11, 2020

You have plenty of goals you want to achieve. But, you’ll be the first to admit that you aren’t really making any progress.

Even worse? It feels like you’re being left behind. It’s as if you’re beginning a marathon and everybody else is whizzing past you at record speed—while you remain at the starting line with your feet stuck in the cement.

What gives? How come everybody else seems to be scoring these big wins while you stay in place? Let’s look at a few potential reasons. 

7 Reasons Why You Might Be Wrong About Your Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 06, 2020

When I took my first 16-type test, I was in shock. “This is freakishly accurate!” I thought. “How can anyone know me this well?” Fitting into a particular Myers and Briggs personality type can fill you with a sense of reassurance and belonging. It tells you that you’re not alone, and there are other people who think and see the world in a similar way to you.

5 Ways Mentally Strong Feelers Deal With Rejection

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 04, 2020

People who type as Feelers in the Myers and Briggs personality system make for truly special friends and partners. That’s because they’re able to connect emotionally, communicate their thoughts and feelings, and empathize when appropriate. These types are very tuned into their emotions, which can be an essential tool to navigating the world. 

4 ISTJ Personality Traits That Always Seem to Get Overlooked

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 30, 2020

ISTJs are aptly described as the “Inspectors” of the Myers and Briggs personality system and if you can remember that, everything else makes perfect sense. 

Our thought process, our behaviors, our decisions, all come from a place that looks at the world as a whole and constantly places individual pieces into their logical positions therein. In general, we inspect things in order to improve and maintain them. 

The Curious Trust Issues of an ENFP

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 15, 2020

A close friend of mine told me once that, though I claim not to have any “best” friends, everyone thinks they are mine. Why? Because I’m an ENFP. And when I’m with you, I’m WITH you. If you’re hurt, I’m hurt. If you’re celebrating a victory, I’m the first one clinking glasses to cheer you on. My language is smiles and compliments and they flow effortlessly, bringing people into me like moths to a flame.

How INFPs Can Stop Blaming Themselves for Everything

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 09, 2020

INFPs, the compassionate, idealistic, “healers” of the Myers and Briggs personality system, have many positive traits that make us great friends, employees, and colleagues. We’re good at tuning into others’ feelings and putting ourselves in their shoes. We pick up on subtle cues others miss, and we’re creative and imaginative. 

What To Do When You’re an Intuitive Who Doesn’t Trust Your Instincts

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 18, 2020

Regardless of personality type, we all have a sixth sense that makes us do, feel or say something that we already know. It might be a physical sensation, like sweaty hands or a knot in the stomach that alerts us to some kind of danger. Or it might be a deep conviction that something is ‘right’, even if we’re not sure why it’s right or what led us to that conclusion. 

Body Language Tips for Introverts: Changing Your Body Language Can Change Your Life!

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 17, 2020

How often have you heard someone say that body language makes up 90 percent of communication? The number may or may not be true, but we definitely know that our words are only one avenue of communication. Body language conveys information about thoughts, perceptions, moods, and emotions, which other people pick up on either consciously or subconsciously.

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