How To Live With Balance As An INFP

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 28, 2018

If you’re an INFP, chances are you want a flexible life. A life of autonomy and authenticity, where you’re free to pursue your ideals in creative ways.

As a fellow INFP, to me this sounds wonderful. After finishing college, while living in a new city with no attachments, I expected to live this ideal life. My schedule was wide open and the possibilities seemed endless.

Astrology and Personality Type: the Lion, the Moon, and the Wardrobe

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 21, 2018

There are several languages for understanding ourselves which have evolved over time and which carry their own converts and skeptics. What follows is a translation of salient overlaps between two of those languages: astrology and the personality system created by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. My aim is to show similarities between these two approaches to personality.

Ranking the Briggs-Myers Personality Types By Who's the Most Addicted to Taking Risks

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 01, 2018

Hands up if you read this title and immediately answered, "ESTP!" I know I did. These types are renowned for being high-adrenaline risk takers who live life in the fast lane. If there is a type that's the most likely to zoom down the face of an active volcano on a plank of reinforced plywood, it's surely the ESTP.

7 Myths About Intuitives - Debunked

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 24, 2018

When you're super creative and inventive, must you always be an Intuitive in the parlance of Myers and Briggs? Does seeing the big picture mean you're too abstract to survive in the real world? And if there were no Intuitives, would we really still be using stone tools?

We have separated the wheat from the chaff and identified some classic "N vs S" hogwash so you don't have to. Here are seven pesky myths about Intuition debunked.

What Happens if You Type in the Middle of the Briggs and Myers Scale?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 27, 2018

"Hmm," said a small voice in his ear. "Difficult. Very difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind either. There's talent, my goodness, yes - and a nice thirst to prove yourself, now that's interesting.... So where shall I put you?"

Harry gripped the edges of the stool and thought, not Slytherin, not Slytherin.

Are These Three Misconceptions about ENFPs Truth or Lies?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 05, 2018

As an ENFP, being put into any kind of box is restricting and makes us feel misunderstood. Unfortunately, there are plenty of stereotypes out there about our personality type! Let’s take a look at some of the specific misconceptions the ENFP might encounter and whether or not they hold any water.

Categories: Personal Growth, ENFP

Why Are Conversations With the Same Personality Type So Boring?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 30, 2018

Quick personal story.

A few years ago, I met a woman at a real estate conference. (Yawn, right? Sometimes, I wonder how I survived my previous career).

Two things were remarkable about this interaction. One: the woman was an INTJ. Two: she knew she was an INTJ, which in the circles I reluctantly socialize in, is uncommonly rare.   

Why INFJs Are Both Thinkers And Feelers (And How To Find a Balance Between the Two)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 22, 2018

INFJs are sensitive, compassionate people who care about other people’s feelings and want to make the world a better place. But they are also deep thinkers with a clear sense of logic and, often, a love of science. This combination of artistic vision and fact-based reasoning can make INFJs appear to have two distinct personalities, and can confuse even INFJs themselves, especially when it comes to making career choices.

Introverted and Intuitive? Let's Talk About Loneliness

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 11, 2018

We like to be alone, us introverts.

Somewhere we can close the door on the people around us – the crowds, the chatter, the spectacle of it all – and immerse ourselves in our deepest thoughts.

We need this time to recharge. A little alone-time; a little contemplation is how we connect with our innermost wisdom. Solitude is oxygen for the soul.

But to feel lonely?

That's not part of the story.

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