How to Give Feedback that Works, by Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 28, 2023

Feedback is hard to give and even harder to receive. There are many reasons for this. As the giver, you may worry that the receiver will not like you if you deliver difficult messages or that they won’t be able to handle the truth. As the receiver, you may feel vulnerable and exposed when someone critiques the work you’ve done or suggests changes to your approach.

5 Ways Introverts Can Make Friends For a Lifetime

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 22, 2023

Introverts tend to curate a handful of close friends, not collect a tribe. We love to go deeper, not wider, with our people circle and there might come a time when a lack of kindred spirits leaves a real gap.

Because we gravitate toward solo activities, love our quiet time, and think that a good book beats a party any day, Introverts have to make conscious decisions when it comes to forming and maintaining friendships.

Five Mind-Hacking Tips to Improve Your Emotional Resilience

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 15, 2023

Do you feel like your emotions control you more than you control them? Maybe you feel like your mood is as temperamental as the weather, or you struggle to follow through on goals you've set. 

If this sounds like you, we bet you wish you could be a little more resolute: stick it out when the going gets tough, tick through your to-do list when motivation is lacking, and remain calm and kind even as difficulties arise. 

12 Personality-Based Couple Activities to Help Strengthen your Relationship

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 15, 2023

Relationships come with their fair share of work, and that amount of work can vary depending on you and your partner’s personality types. While people with opposing personality types can coexist and even thrive, you may experience common issues like miscommunication, tension or disappointment when your relationship has some weak spots.  

7 Things We Keep Getting Wrong About Personality Assessments

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 15, 2023

There are some really great reasons to take a personality test. Understanding your own strengths and motivations can help you make better decisions about what kind of career, lifestyle and relationships are right for you and, let's face it, it feels good to know yourself.

But if you’re trying to use personality assessments as a fix-all solution, you’re doing it wrong. While tests can be a helpful and effective tool to improve your understanding of yourself and others, there are limitations to what they can do for you.

What is the Taurus Personality Type?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 09, 2023

Known for their tenacity and down-to-earth demeanor, Taurus is the stubborn bull of the zodiac. But people born between April 20 and May 20 are not all hard-headed, unmovable beasts like their symbol suggests – they’re actually one of the most sensual signs of the zodiac. 

Here’s what it means to be a Taurus personality. 

The Big Five And Neuroticism: Tips To Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing From A CBT Therapist

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 16, 2023

Do you ever feel like you find it harder to bounce back from misfortune than other people? As if, somehow, your friends and family are more equipped to handle stressful situations than you?

If so, you may want to try the Big Five Personality test and discover your Neuroticism score.

Neuroticism refers to a person's tendency towards responding to situations with distressing emotions like anxiety, depression, guilt and shame. 

What is Emotional Intelligence and Why Is It the Buzz Phrase Every Employer is Talking About?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 08, 2023

A psychologist was emphatically speaking about it on a reality TV show. No wait, it was in that LinkedIn post from a business leader. Or was it your manager who mentioned it in that team building seminar? It doesn’t matter how the words reached your ears, chances are, you’ve already heard of emotional intelligence. 

5 Types of Meetings That Introverts Hate

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 15, 2023

Have you ever noticed, when assembling as a group, that some people aim directly for the last row of seats or lean against the back wall, trying to become one with the wallpaper? Is one of your employees reliably silent during your staff meetings? Do you already know which of your colleagues is going to ghost out of your social gathering early?

While there could be many logical explanations for these human behaviors, one consideration might be whether you have an Introvert in the room. 

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