4 Tips for INFJs Who Want to Make Themselves Heard

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

Unpredictable as weather, INFJs are difficult characters to peg down. Intensely private, but with a strong desire to share themselves with the people they trust. Highly idealistic, but with a deep sense of justice that prevents them from using their energy for personal gain. These contradictions become especially apparent when an INFJ is facing conflict. Although they will do everything they can to keep the peace, if conflict is unavoidable, they can fight back in quarrelsome, irrational ways.

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4 Tips for Natural Leaders Stuck in Entry Level Jobs

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

First jobs rarely turn out to be dream jobs. Most people, no matter how ambitious, accept that they’re going to be doing the schlep work during the early years of their career. But what happens if you can’t stomach the arduous and mundane grunt work? How is a hungry, gold-star, leadership-inclined employee like you to survive the entry-level merry-go-round?

The answer is simple — you’re going to seize every opportunity that comes your way. Here’s how to tackle an entry-level job with grace, while putting your dazzling leadership skills in the spotlight.

In Personality Science, How Normal is Abnormal?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 07, 2015

If I were to assign a relationship status to my anxiety and myself, it would be “It’s complicated.” You see, I don’t know if I have an anxiety disorder or not.

I’m on an anti-anxiety medication, but this is the United States of America, year 2015, so having a prescription for a drug does not mean you have a disorder. Besides, is there even such a thing as an anxiety “disorder” in the first place?

Bad Employee, or Just a Bad Fit? How to Tell If an Underperforming Worker Is in the Wrong Role

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

“Hire slowly and fire quickly” is a good rule—most of the time.

Other times, firing quickly could actually be a big mistake, such as when the employee in question is not necessarily “bad” but more like a bad fit for the current role.

Understanding the distinction is important because:

A Guide to Loving Learning for People Who Hate School

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

At last, the dog days of summer are subsiding. Fall is on its way, bringing with it cooler temperatures and fresh new beginnings. Back-to-school reminders are everywhere - in malls, stores and even on television. For some, seeing those cute youngsters toting backpacks and waiting at school bus stops will remind them of happy times. For others? Those scenes may trigger memories of unending torture.

5 Awesome Jobs You Can Do from Anywhere

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 31, 2015

Not so long ago, launching a virtual career meant living hand to mouth as an independent contractor or entrepreneur. However, this isn't the case any more. Today, the on-demand labor movement is in full swing with an estimated 53 million Americans freelancing, approximately 34 percent of the total workforce.

4 Myths About Creative Careers You Probably Believe

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

Try to think of a person pursuing a creative career. What picture do you see? Most of us will conjure up the familiar image of a painter in a studio, intensely focused on his art, with broken-backed art books and wrinkled tubes of paint scattered across the floor. Others may imagine animators, game designers and fashion gurus throwing ideas around buzzy, loft-style office spaces. But few of us would make the connection to science, paperwork—or superheroes.

Confused? Let’s explode some of the myths you probably believe about creative careers.

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