Why You Fail While Others Reach Their Goals

You have plenty of goals you want to achieve. But, you’ll be the first to admit that you aren’t really making any progress.

Even worse? It feels like you’re being left behind. It’s as if you’re beginning a marathon and everybody else is whizzing past you at record speed—while you remain at the starting line with your feet stuck in the cement.

What gives? How come everybody else seems to be scoring these big wins while you stay in place? Let’s look at a few potential reasons. 

7 Reasons Why You Might Be Wrong About Your Personality Type

When I took my first 16-type test, I was in shock. “This is freakishly accurate!” I thought. “How can anyone know me this well?” Fitting into a particular Myers and Briggs personality type can fill you with a sense of reassurance and belonging. It tells you that you’re not alone, and there are other people who think and see the world in a similar way to you.

The Secret to Achieving Goals, by an Enneagram Type 8

As an Enneagram type 8, I am a natural goal-setter. 

Since I was very young, I remember setting targets and goals to reach. These ranged from New Year's resolutions to grades for my classes in school, and splitting university into a four-year plan to accomplish everything I wanted to do. In my working life I’ve done the same – and I still have a whole list of things I want to achieve this year!

5 Ways Mentally Strong Feelers Deal With Rejection

People who type as Feelers in the Myers and Briggs personality system make for truly special friends and partners. That’s because they’re able to connect emotionally, communicate their thoughts and feelings, and empathize when appropriate. These types are very tuned into their emotions, which can be an essential tool to navigating the world. 

4 ISTJ Personality Traits That Always Seem to Get Overlooked

ISTJs are aptly described as the “Inspectors” of the Myers and Briggs personality system and if you can remember that, everything else makes perfect sense. 

Our thought process, our behaviors, our decisions, all come from a place that looks at the world as a whole and constantly places individual pieces into their logical positions therein. In general, we inspect things in order to improve and maintain them. 

Are All Enneagram Type Fours Really So Moody?

Enneagram Type Fours are self-aware, sensitive and reserved, and they may be the hardest type to understand. They are deeply in touch with their own emotions, as well as empathetic and understanding of others’ feelings. To anyone who isn’t a Four, they can seem distant, unsociable and moody. 

But are they really melancholy and morose or is there something else going on with Fours?

Speak Less, Accomplish More: How to Use Fewer Words to Become a Better Communicator

Good communication skills are important for everyone. You need them to build and maintain quality relationships, and to achieve your goals in educational or career settings.

In verbal communication, you should never confuse quantity with effectiveness. In fact, speaking too much can be counterproductive. Words can lose their impact when they’re unleashed in a flood, based on the resistance they provoke and the one-sided nature of the social interaction.

6 Things ENTJs Do in Their Relationships That Are Unexpectedly Sweet

ENTJs have a reputation for being emotionless and inattentive as romantic partners. But actually, they can be incredibly supportive, nurturing and sentimental in their own way! Granted, they might not be as overstated as other personality types, but ENTJs have a whole range of ways in which they show they care. 

Are You Just Too Nice?

Being “nice” is undoubtedly one of the most virtuous personality traits you can have. After all, people who show a high level of agreeableness on the Big 5 personality test are empathetic, helpful, get along with others and demonstrate an ability to understand other people’s pains and struggles.

How To Change Your Attitude When You Can’t Change Your Situation

The phrase “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” may not always be one you embrace—especially when an unexpected life situation arises. But no matter how difficult life feels, there’s something to be said for making the most out of the moment. 

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