Needy Friend or Friend Indeed? Tips to Help NTs Cope with Emotionally Needy Relationships

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 30, 2015

As members of the personality type grouping known as "rationals," NTs are practical and unsentimental folks. Great at solving life's little problems, they are not so great at dealing with people who get sunk into their emotions. NT's are pretty hot on reciprocity, too, and don't appreciate friends who demand more than their fair share of attention. Unsurprisingly, NTs are the type least likely to cope with an excessively needy friend - those who take a mile while giving barely an inch in return.

Categories: INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ENTJ

How to Be Truly Grateful for All the People In Your Life (Including Yourself)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 16, 2015

Gratitude.

That one simple three-syllable word can completely transform your life. Whether you are an ENTJ or an ISFP, here’s the great news: any personality can be grateful and what better season than Thanksgiving to practice. Not only does the holiday makes all of us more mindful of our blessings, it also gives us ample opportunity to interact with others and the chance to observe, learn from and appreciate one another and ourselves.

5 Ways Introverts Can Cope With Big Family Gatherings

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 09, 2015

Home Alone is my favorite Christmas movie. I think almost everyone can relate to the beginning of the movie when Kevin’s extended family is all crammed into his house, eating his cheese pizza and peeing in his bed. Huge family gatherings can bring out the worst in just about anyone, making Kevin’s explosion pretty sympathetic. But if you’re an introvert, then you probably find the first act of the movie even more stressful and nightmarish.

Fear Not, Introverts: You Can Travel Successfully Solo

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 02, 2015

There are only a few activities that excite and thrill me as much as travel does. At the same time, there are also a few activities that stress and nauseate me as much as travel does. Some of these negative feelings occur because I am, at my core, a homebody and a creature of habit. But another part of it is my introversion, which also plays a role in the fact that I am such a homebody. 

Four Ways for Sensors to Unlock their Creativity

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 28, 2015

There's a myth that some people are creative and others aren't. This myth is perpetuated everywhere, from the world of art and literature to big business. Marketing departments employ "creatives" to come up with new ideas. Governments rely on "creative consultants" for fresh insights. Yet there's no reason why creativity should be limited to a type or a job description.

Seven Career Fears for the Ambitious INFP to Get Over

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 26, 2015

Ambition isn't a problem for most INFPs - it's anxiety. A highly sensitive, compassionate and emotional creature, you have a low tolerance for conflict and a strong need to please. As such, going to work can feel like walking on eggshells. You don't want to say or do the wrong thing so you might not say much of anything - and this paralysis can have a detrimental effect on your career.

Career fears can read like a list of deadly sins for the ambitious INFP. Here are the seven common job worries you might face, and what you can do about them.

From the Prima Donna to the Busybody: The Zero-Drama Way to Manage Tricky Employees

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 21, 2015

Ranting, whining, gossiping, nitpicking, brown-nosing, backstabbing and crocodile tears - badly behaved colleagues can transform an otherwise productive work environment into a shameless scene from The Office. Only it isn't funny when you're caught up in the middle of it. It's exhausting.

If your office feels more like the set of Mean Girls than a professional work environment, it's time to take action. Here are four easy ways to stop the drama and promote peace within your team.

Is the Future Made for Introverts?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 21, 2015

In celebration of the historic Back to The Future Day, I rewatched the classic movie and was charmed, as always, by the 80’s vision of the new millennium. Flying cars, 3-second pizza machines, talking appliances—this was the life! And of course, featured prominently was that great 1980’s tool of the future: the videophone. In The Future, everyone was going to own a videophone.

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