How to Set Mid-year Goals That You’ll Stick To, by Personality Type

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

A lot of us set New Year’s resolutions at the start of the year, but how many of us are still keeping to them by June? Setting mid-year goals is a brilliant way to reevaluate and reset your aims, setting you up for the rest of the year still to come. 

Checking in with your goals around the middle of the year can help you take note of what you still want to accomplish. Maybe the challenges you set up for yourself in January aren’t relevant to your life anymore or maybe new priorities have come up since then - after all, quite a lot has changed in the last six months! 

5 Painful Lessons Thinker-Judgers Must Learn to Loosen Up

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

Within our structured and fast-moving society, where organization and the ability to perform under pressure are prized, Thinker-Judgers excel. These are the quick-thinking, competitive, closure-seeking personalities of the 16-type system. They operate with the same efficiency as a Swiss watch. 

How ENFPs Act When They’re Angry (And What You Can Do About It)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 02, 2020

ENFPs are known for their playful nature and emotional resilience. Life may drag them down, but these bubbly personalities nearly always bounce back to their natural optimistic state.

However, no personality type is cheerful around the clock. You might be surprised to learn that ENFPs experience darker emotions, like anger, just as intensely as they feel happiness.

What’s the Difference Between Personality Types and Zodiac Signs?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 27, 2020

The year 2020 is said to be the year of the zodiac, as renewed interest in zodiac signs continues to increase. Historically, there’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the difference between personality typing and zodiac signs, with strong opinions on both sides. 

Personally, I think there’s an argument for using both systems in tandem to help us better understand what makes us tick. Both systems have the same goal, and that’s to help us interact better with the people around us.

5 Surprising and Completely Contradictory ENFP Personality Traits

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 07, 2020

In the world of improvisation, there is one foundational principle that all improv actors live by, and that is the concept of “Yes, And...”

The idea behind this is that when two performers walk out on stage together for an improv scene, the first to speak may say something like, “Wow, the waves sure are getting choppy, Captain.” This gets the audience to start envisioning a pirate ship on rough waters.

How You Like to Dress, Based on Your Personality Type

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

Your personality type influences every aspect of your life, including your closet! For some personalities, fashion and style are high on their list of priorities whilst others barely give their clothes a second thought. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the key style signifiers for every personality type and the sense of identity lying behind them.

Read on to find out if you buck the trend or stick firmly to your sartorial stereotype!

5 Tips to Quiet Your Mind and Manage Stress

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 05, 2020

This isn’t news to you: It feels like the world has been turned on its head. 

Businesses are closing and entire industries are suffering. Schools are shut down for the foreseeable future. Professionals have found themselves working in entirely new environments. Everybody is worried about their own health, as well as the health of their loved ones.

Daily habits and routines have had to shift, and decisions that used to be inconsequential now seem monumentous.

How INTPs Mistype Themselves (and Why It Happens)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 23, 2020

It can be difficult for anyone to decide which of Myers and Briggs' 16 personality types fits them best, but INTPs especially may have a particularly challenging time settling on their type. Personality type results might conflict with who an INTP would ideally want to be—which can distort the test accuracy further.

Why Are INFJ Personalities Often Enneagram Type 4s?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 14, 2020

Are you an INFJ personality type who has taken the Enneagram test? If you are, I’ll take a wild guess that your type is an Enneagram Type 4. Even though the Enneagram uses a completely different model of personality typing to the 16-type theory created by Briggs and Myers, many INFJs seem to wind up as Enneagram Fours. Let’s explore why. 

How to Stretch the Strengths of Your Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 05, 2020

I love speaking to others just after they’ve taken a personality assessment based on Briggs Myers' typology. I want to hear their reactions, what they learned, and how they plan to use this new information about themselves. However, what fascinates me the most is how people with the same personality traits use them differently throughout various parts of their lives.

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