On the First Day of Christmas, an Extravert Sang to Me...

It was the 2018 holiday season and my radio was keeping me company as I tended to some task in my kitchen. Soon I heard these familiar words:

It’s the hap - happiest season of all

With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings

When friends come to call

It’s the hap - happiest season of all

“Hmph!” I thought as I listened. “Maybe some of us would find the Christmas season even happier if there weren’t quite so many people around all the time!”

The Best Holiday Self-Care Based on Your Enneagram Type

Self-care is the name of the game for 2020, and the need to support your mind, body, and soul goes to a whole new level as we enter the holiday season. As if we weren’t frazzled enough with working from home, social distancing, wearing masks, and rearranging almost all aspects of our lives, now we need to navigate the holiday season where our nerves are frayed even in the best of environments. 

This Is You At Your Best and Your Worst In Relationships, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

No one enjoys feeling vulnerable, and romantic relationships tend to be where we are exposed the most. That’s the place with the highest stakes; where even a small shift in dynamics can leave you feeling insecure and off balance. While we’re all different, how we navigate our relationships is closely intertwined with our Myers and Briggs personality preferences. Check out your personality type below to see what you look like in a relationship—at your very best and your absolute worst.  

Here’s What Your Gift-Giving and Receiving Styles Look Like, Based on Your Enneagram Type

With the holiday season quickly approaching, you may find yourself scrambling to find the perfect gifts for the most important people in your life. Sometimes, picking out the right gift can feel like a guessing game — and that’s where the Enneagram can help.

A recent Truity survey of more than 105,00 users shows that an individual’s Enneagram type does impact the types of gifts that they prefer to give and receive. 

How to Avoid a Big Family Argument, Based on Your Enneagram Type

The holidays are upon us and with a global pandemic as the backdrop and the aftermath of the US elections clouding the air, it’s easy to see how that beautiful Norman Rockwell holiday season could easily degenerate into a family civil war. Even if your political and world views don’t align, there are plenty of tools to help you navigate challenging family gatherings. Here’s a guide to avoid a family argument based on your Enneagram type.

INFJ? These 6 Mistakes are Making You Come Across As Awkward

INFJs are empathetic listeners, with a quiet, mysterious air about them. Sometimes they even appear graceful. But if you’re an INFJ personality type, you’ve probably lost count of the times you've felt like the odd duck out. As an INFJ, I’ve had my share of "out of place" moments, although I don't always recognize them until after they happen. 

Want to Woo an ENTP? Here's How to Get (and Keep) Their Attention

As quintessential jacks-of-all-trades, ENTP personalities like me rely on our sharp perception to move through life with ease. Our ability to read others on the fly empowers us to dive into new situations, roles, and communities with fearless enthusiasm—where others may be cautious by default. With our trademark vision and spontaneity, who knows how high our tolerance for unpredictability might be? 

Should You Talk About Personality Type On a First Date?

Everyone has different opinions on talking about personality type on a first date. Among my friends, the results are mixed. There are some who say you should absolutely talk about it, it’s unavoidable. For others, it is an absolute no-go area!

In my opinion, the answer is yes … and no. Personality type can be a great tool for learning more about your date and getting the conversation flowing. But it’s also a good idea to handle the subject with care. Personality type can be a very personal topic so it needs to be approached in an open-minded way.

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