What Is an Introvert? 7 Traits All Introverts Have, Even If They Don’t Know It

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 21, 2021

Although you’ve probably heard the terms “Introvert” and “Extravert” thrown around in conversation, you might not know exactly what these traits mean and how they differ. It’s easy to say Introverts like to stay in while Extraverts like to go out, but few people know why. Because  generic statements are so prevalent, people often find these personality terms confusing and unknowingly perpetuate falsehoods about them. So what is an Introvert, exactly?

Are You an Introverted Extravert? Here are 11 Signs

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 19, 2021

It may sound contradictory to refer to someone as an introverted Extravert. But personality does not exist in absolutes.

Introversion and Extraversion can best be pictured as opposite ends of a personality spectrum. You may be closer to one end than the other, but not 100-percent defined as one or the other.

Are you a Difficult Person? Take the Toxic Traits Test

We all know someone who’s difficult to deal with. Maybe it’s a cunning colleague at work, an overly dramatic friend who demands too much of your energy, or that killjoy who always runs to tell you—you guessed it—the bad news. All of these behaviors describe what some call a toxic person.

While no one would like to think of themselves as being difficult, the truth is we all have some less-than-perfect personality traits. Wondering if you’re a difficult person? This article is for you. Here are seven signs that you may be a bit more toxic than you think.

What’s the Color Personality Test?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 07, 2021

Whether you’re new to personality testing or not, you may have heard about a color personality test that has recently taken TikTok by storm. While this version of the color personality test is having a moment, they actually are nothing new. Several variations have emerged over the years, and the concept is pretty similar to other personality tests in that the color test can give you a ton of insight into who you are, how you think, and your personal strengths. 

What is Personality? Definition, Types, and More

For better or worse, why do we do things in the way that we do? If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself who you are, you’ve wondered about the definition of personality.

Personality definition can be as specific as a fingerprint or as global as the recognition that everyone has emotions, temperaments, and patterns that shape the way we go about our lives.

Self-Care Tips by Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 27, 2021

For solitude-seeking Introverts, there’s nothing like having some time for yourself. As an Introvert myself, I can attest that having this precious ‘me time’ is crucial to my mental wellbeing. Leaving my desk and going for a walk, or rewatching an old favorite TV show accompanied by a cup of tea, always helps me re-energize and unwind. 


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