DISC and the Five Stages of Team Development

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 09, 2022

In every team, there are natural growing pains. Every team will face challenges as the different personalities learn how to work together and cooperate. This is part of a team’s development and it’s actually possible to break the full process down into five distinct stages.

The five stages of team development were first mapped out by Bruce W. Tuckman in the 1960s. Since then, the framework has been expanded and refined to make it more relevant to modern teams.

Here’s What You Love and Hate About Thanksgiving, by Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 30, 2022

Thanksgiving is an intense celebration — it can be stressful for everyone, even if it’s one of your favorite holidays. So while it’s great to bring friends and family together to eat an extravagant dinner, everyone has something they love and hate about Turkey Day. 

Between the chaos and the pie, here’s what you love and hate about Thanksgiving, based on your Enneagram type.

8 Tips to Help Extraverts Crush Their Alone Time

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 09, 2022

For Extraverts, alone time can be a scary prospect.

While most people are comfortable spending short periods of time alone, it can be hard to get used to being alone if you’ve always surrounded yourself with people. Whether it’s friends, family or city crowds, the contrast is still the same. When you’re on your own, you can feel very alone.

If you’re working on spending more time alone and getting comfortable with alone time, these 10 tips and ideas are for you.

What We Want to Thank Each Personality Type for this Thanksgiving

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 22, 2022

At Thanksgiving, we’re given a rare opportunity to reflect on what we have to be grateful for. High on that list of blessings are those special individuals who make us happy and who enrich our daily lives through their kind and caring presence.

When we contemplate such things, we wouldn’t normally do so within the context of personality types. But that is an oversight. Each of the different personality types has special qualities they bring to the world – and we think it’s about time we thanked them for those gifts! 

How to Find a Satisfying Career as an ENFP Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 16, 2022

Your unique personality type is suited to particular kinds of roles in the workplace. ENFPs – people with preferences for Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling and Perceiving – seek work that uses their creativity to express themselves while benefiting others. 

As it’s so easy to fall in love with the idea of many careers, ENFP’s can need a little help to narrow down the options as to which careers or jobs to try. Knowing what an ENFP needs in a job and which careers meet those requirements can really help!

How to Talk to an Introvert So They Will Actually Listen to You

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 23, 2022

Is there an Introvert in your life? And do you need them to stick around and listen to you?

Introverts can be quite specific about how they approach people and conversation. If you’re an Introvert yourself, you already know this and your fellow Introverts hear you loud and clear.

But you Extraverts out there? Your natural communication style may not mesh so well with an Introvert’s style, and you’ll need to make some adjustments if you want your Introvert to tune in, engage, and stick around for the conversation. 

Is Impatience an ENTJ Vice or a Virtue?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 10, 2022

Impatience is often viewed as a negative personality trait, associated with irritability, agitation and restlessness.

But is impatience always a bad thing?

In the case of ENTJ personality types, their natural impatience can be both a vice and a virtue. And it’s part of what makes the personality type unique.

12 Everyday Habits that Show You’re an INFJ

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 22, 2022

INFJs spend their lives in a (semi) predictable routine. This isn’t to say that INFJs are predictable; they’re far from it. But, like any of the 16 personality types, INFJs have habits that affect their routine or how they live their lives. 

If you’re a thoughtful, introverted INFJ personality, you may recognize these everyday habits as your own. 

How to Love an Enneagram Body Type (Types Eight, Nine and One)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 06, 2022

Our Enneagram Relationship content was co-developed with marital therapist-turned relationship coach Christa Hardin (MA)*. 

 

Enneagram body types are motivated by a desire to be independent and self-sufficient. They are often very moral people who have a strong sense of right and wrong. There are three Enneagram body types: Eight, Nine and One

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