A Truity Q&A: Behavioral Scientist & Bestselling author Paul D. Tieger on how your type can be the key to managing stress in uncertain times

In a time of pandemic and global uncertainty, how one deals with stress is as relevant a topic as ever. And as we know, your unique Myers-Briggs personality type can play a critical role in how you manage and process stress and anxiety. 

How to Be a Better Boss, Based on Your Enneagram Type

While the Type 8 is called the Leader or the Boss, all nine of the distinct Enneagram personality styles have the potential to be excellent leaders. Whether you lead as a Perfectionist Type 1, a Peacemaker Type 9 or any of the types in between, you too can be a great boss. But with each Enneagram personality style, there comes unique management challenges, distortion filters and blind spots. 

Below we’ll outline how you can be a better boss, based on your Enneagram type.

Enneagram and Love: What We Learned By Surveying 88,000 Enneagram Test-Takers

Ever wonder which Enneagram type pairings are the most common? How about which types are happiest single, which types are serial monogamists, and which types are most likely to pencil “LTR” into their long-term goals? So did we.

In January 2021, Truity surveyed over 88,000 users to find out more about the Enneagram types and their relationships, and the results are in. Here’s some of the most compelling data we discovered about all the types.

Modern Twists to the Ancient Enneagram: How the Personality System has Changed Over the Last 20 Years

The Enneagram, a personality system sometimes called the GPS of wisdom, has been gaining in popularity over the last decade. Featuring nine distinct “habits of attention” and a complexity that can explain almost all behavior, it’s an extremely useful tool in business, relationships, and personal growth. 

The Best Side Hustle Based on Your Enneagram Type

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is that things can change really quickly, and it’s good to have lots of options. Whether you’re unemployed, fully employed or designing a portfolio career strategy for yourself, a side hustle is always a smart move. These part-time jobs can often blossom into meaningful revenue streams and bring you career advancement in ways you never imagined.  

Why You Need To Get Out Of Your Head and Into Your Body to Get The Most Out Of Your Personality System

The Big Five, DISC, Myers and Briggs, the Enneagram — all these personality systems help you understand yourself and other people better. By learning your own personality traits and those of others, you can begin to understand the inherent strengths and potential pitfalls we all possess.

How to Use Your Enneagram Type to Actually Achieve the Goals You Set, in 2021 and Beyond!

Given the stress and uncertainty 2020 has brought, the idea of setting goals for the new year might make you want to burrow into a hole.

When you’re taught to set and pursue goals just one way, instead of what’s best for your personality type, it’s easy to feel anxious, apathetic, or discouraged. It’s no wonder why 92% of people who set New Year’s goals end up abandoning them—they’re working against their unique personality type, not with it. 

Your Most Soul-Nourishing New Year Intention, By Enneagram Type

You made it through the holidays without causing any irreparable damage to your relationships and now you are into the final stretch of 2020. Your last challenge in this turbulent year is to set your new year intentions for 2021.

If there is anything 2020 taught us, it is that there are many things in life we can’t control.  With that as the backdrop, let 2021 be the year where we go within. This isn’t the year to check things off our bucket list. Instead, this new year presents an excellent opportunity to work on our internal world. 

From Ice Cream Company Founders to World Leaders: Famous Enneagram Types

Described as the “GPS” of wisdom, the Enneagram system of personality has been gaining popularity over the last decade. The Enneagram suggests that our experience in life is dictated largely by where our attention goes. The system outlines nine distinct “habits of attention,” and these habits of attention are correlated with personality traits. When you understand the Enneagram, you understand yourself and those around you better. 

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