What is Extraverted Feeling?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 11, 2022

As an INFJ, I use Extraverted Feeling (Fe) as my auxiliary function. But what does Extraverted Feeling even mean? And what’s the difference in having it as a primary or secondary function? Before we get into it, let’s recap the eight cognitive functions, and how each personality type interacts with them.

6 Signs You May Be a Shy Extravert

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 08, 2022

There’s a common assumption that all Extraverts are outgoing and all Introverts are shy - but that’s not always the case. In fact, being shy and being introverted are two completely different things. There’s also a subset of extraversion where some people are shy but they still love social situations.

Confused? Read on to find out more about what makes a shy Extravert and 6 signs you might be one.

Understanding Countertypes, The Upside Down Types of the Enneagram

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 06, 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 here, then read Subtypes and Instincts of the Enneagram: What are They, and How Do They Affect Human Behavior?

Can an Introvert Become an Extravert? Here's What the Science Says

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 04, 2022

If you’re an Introvert, you’ve probably been told you’d be happier, more successful at your career, more fun, or just plain make the Extraverts more comfortable if you’d only decide to be more like them.

Is any of it true? Should you, like the proverbial leopard, want to change your spots and become an Extravert? And even if you wanted to, could you?

Let’s take a look at a bit of the science behind extraversion and introversion and see if you could change your core personality type.

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

THE FINE PRINT:

Myers-Briggs® and MBTI® are registered trademarks of the MBTI Trust, Inc., which has no affiliation with this site. Truity offers a free personality test based on Myers and Briggs' types, but does not offer the official MBTI® assessment. For more information on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® assessment, please go here.

The Five Love Languages® is a registered trademark of The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, which has no affiliation with this site. You can find more information about the five love languages here.

Latest Tweets

Get Our Newsletter