Subtypes and Instincts of the Enneagram: What are They, and How Do They Affect Human Behavior?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 21, 2022

This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post.

Where You Should Travel Next, Based on Your Personality Type

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

Planning your next vacation? Everyone looks for something different in a travel destination. From fun-filled, action-packed adventures to authentic cultural experiences, your personality type plays a big role in the types of destinations you’ll enjoy. Whatever you score on the Big Five personality test, or any other test for that matter, rest assured that there’s a perfect destination for everyone! 

Here’s where you should travel next, based on your personality type.

ENFP vs. INFP: How to Tell Them Apart

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

As an ENFP personality, I have questioned whether or not I’m actually an Extravert multiple times. It was incredibly helpful to read the ENFP Survival Guide by Heidi Priebe (she also has one for INFPs!) and discover some key differences between the two. For example, the ENFP is the most introverted of the extraverted personality types. Pretty cool, huh? 

What Does your Enneagram Type Naturally Pay Attention To - Self, Other or Both?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 07, 2022

This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post.

Another simple, yet important, aspect of the Enneagram is to understand what each type naturally pays attention to, and then how that type shapes the world around it to support that focus. 

How to Thrive as an INFP Enneagram 4

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 26, 2022

An INFP Enneagram 4 is an idealist with a purpose. They are on a mission to understand themselves, the world, and the interactive relationship between the two. They seek to deepen their knowledge base, while becoming more effective and efficient at actualizing their dreams and ambitions.

Your road trip style, based on your Big Five personality type

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

Despite continued travel uncertainty, after 24 months of pent-up wanderlust many are determined to make 2022 their “year of travel.” With many cautions still in place for travelers, pandemic-inspired trends continue to flourish – including the resurgence of the road trip and the desire to find more meaningful experiences that truly connect us with people and places (see AirBnb’s 2021 report on

Ways to Give Back to Your Community, Based on Your Personality Type

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said, “Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” 

At Truity, our mission is to ensure that scientifically validated personality tests are available to everyone who can benefit from them — as powerful tools for self-development and career and relationship growth. Year-round, Truity provides free or low-cost personality and career assessments to nonprofits and schools

What is an Introverted Extravert? 6 Signs You Might Be One

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 12, 2022

Introverted Extraverts take the best parts of both extremes and find a happy place in the middle. They are Extraverts on their 16-type profile, but also have some traits that make them more introverted than their more outgoing peers. 

They are also much more common than you think. 

Read on for a full breakdown of what is an Introverted Extravert, and signs you might be one.

8 Resolutions Every Enneagram 4 Should Make This New Year

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 30, 2021

Enneagram Type 4 is a creative powerhouse, so focused on art and being distinctive that distraction in other areas of their life is commonplace. As an “Individualist,” you may have tried to stick to a long list of projects but fell short, and that’s okay. As the new year approaches, you’ll have a fresh slate, and ideating a list of resolutions for 2022 can help you address those areas of your life that feel are a bit neglected, or simply give you a stronger grasp on your personal or professional goals.

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