5 Benefits of Personality Testing for Job Hunters

Job hunting is an exhausting process no matter what point in your career you are at. But you’re not alone when it comes to feeling uncertain, self-conscious, or frustrated about the entire process of searching for a new job. While any job hunter, seasoned or new to the workforce, can feel uncomfortable searching, applying, and interviewing for jobs, personality testing can help you put things into perspective and bring you a little peace about which jobs are worth pursuing.

Am I an Introvert or an Extravert? How to Tell the Difference

Many people think Extraverts like to talk all the time, while Introverts prefer not to talk at all. Superficially this might seem true, but it is a stereotyped version of the differences that mark the Introvert vs. Extravert dividing line.

How Does Personality Develop in Childhood?

This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post, then check out our story on defenses here.

 

What do Enneagram Twos Secretly Want in Relationships?

Our relationships are often a reflection of ourselves; of something within us that we can’t see clearly. Our friends and relationships often offer us something we can’t yet provide for ourselves. While that could be a recipe for codependency, it mostly is an opportunity to see a strength practiced in action and find a way to adopt it for ourselves, instead of relying on someone else to provide it for us. 

5 Things To Do If You're Second-Guessing Your Personality Type

While anyone could write off personality tests as just a form you have to fill for work, or a silly pastime from high school days, these reports can also be a powerful self-growth tool. After all, it’s always fun and validating to realize more people see the world in a similar way to you.

Not Sure If You Are an Enneagram Type 1 or Type 6? Ask Yourself These Four Questions

One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to find their Enneagram type is that they over-identify with a single specific trait. For example, someone who over-identifies with anger might assume they are an Enneagram type 8, another with anxiety assumes they are a Type 6, while someone who identifies with helpfulness assumes they are a Type 2. 

10 Myers-Briggs Stereotypes and Why They are Wrong

Each of the 16 personality types has its strengths, struggles, and unique qualities. However, like with any other label, it has become common for certain stereotypes to come up when discussing different types within the 16-type system. Although these stereotypes may stem from surface-level facts, they can be harmful, limiting, and untrue.

Understanding the Psychological Defense Mechanisms of the Enneagram

This blog post is part of our Fundamentals of the Enneagram series, which takes a deeper dive into all the Enneagram elements - wings, arrows, subtypes, centers of intelligence, growth pathways and more. For an overview of the series, start with our introductory post here. 

In the introductory blog post to Enneagram Fundamentals, I described defenses as being like band aids we have forgotten to take off. Covering up wounds that never quite healed. 

What do Enneagram Ones Secretly Want in Love?

Relationships are a wonderful place to help us grow and develop hidden parts of ourselves. It is easy to pretend that we are looking for someone just like us, who sees the world through the same lens or perspective that we do. While that might be what we ask for on the surface, all of us have a deeper want or need in our friendships or relationships—one we don’t often voice, or are even that aware of. 

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