13 Ways to Reset your Energy Levels this Spring

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

It’s time to wake up from your long winter’s nap! If you’ve been getting your dopamine from a screen and your vitamin D from a tablet, don’t panic.

Spring can be a gentle season of reawakening.

The natural cycle of winter into spring brings a shift in our minds and our bodies, but we aren’t always aware of it when we’ve been so busy distracting ourselves with holidays, New Year’s resolutions and a job that never fluctuates with the seasons. 

Is There a Burnout Personality?

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

When you’ve become burned out, you’ll feel emotionally and physically exhausted, detached from what you’re doing, and convinced that you have no energy left to do things right. If these feelings persist, you may feel trapped and increasingly desperate, knowing that you urgently need to make a change.

What you may be wondering is whether it’s your situation that’s leaving you burned out or if it’s your personality. Are some people naturally prone to burnout and, if so, can they take proactive steps to prevent it?

Personality tests at work are more popular than ever – Truity’s CEO Molly Owens explains how to know you’re using the right ones

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 13, 2023

A growing number of organizations are using personality assessments for the many benefits they offer teams — including improving communication, reducing conflict and increasing productivity. The New York Times recently examined this trend and how assessments are being used by organizations navigating rapidly changing work norms — including the shift to hybrid and remote workplaces.

Can a Personality Test Predict Your Emotional Intelligence?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 01, 2023

While personality type and emotional intelligence are two very different things, you may suspect that they are related in some way. After all, aren't we all influenced by our personalities in how we express emotions, interact with others, and respond to feelings?

It turns out the answer may not be as cut-and-dried as you expect. Let's take a closer look at how personality type and emotional intelligence may be connected.

Type C and D Personalities: Are You One of These Overlooked Types?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 02, 2023

Type As and Type Bs are well-documented personality types. They’re easy to recognize in every organization, friend group and even waiting room. But what about Type Cs and Type Ds? These personalities are not as widely talked about as their A and B counterparts, but they’re just as important and can be just as common. 

Here’s what you need to know about Type Cs and Type Ds - what they’re like, how to spot them and how to tell if you’re one of these lesser-known personality types.

10 Signs You're an Intuitive Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 01, 2023

The world can be a beautiful and slightly overwhelming place for an Intuitive person. Sure, we may not go around looking at a crystal ball or reading fortunes in coffee cups, but we’re always collecting and processing data from our surroundings, and that can look a lot like "magic" from an outside perspective. Though everyone has a sixth sense ability within them, Intuitives tend to be much more in tune with their instincts. 

If you identify with some of the traits below, chances are you’re an Intuitive type.

What Are High Sensation Seeking Personalities?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 02, 2023

For the high sensation-seeking personality, intense sensation is the most sensational experience of all. 

If you have this type of personality, it means you prefer to live your life with boundless energy and enthusiasm. You constantly seek out new experiences that will delight, surprise, stimulate and invigorate you – and you may indulge to excess. 

People may characterize you as a thrill-seeker, risk-taker and adrenaline junkie. But is there more to this personality than meets the eye? Let's find out.

Is Too Much Self-Confidence Holding You Back?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 26, 2023

Self-confidence is a strong character trait that can help you achieve your goals, take risks and try new things. When you have healthy levels of self-confidence, it can be brilliant for your relationships and your career, as well as helping you be happier.

But too much self-confidence can be a bad thing.

If your self-confidence gets out of hand, it can end up holding you back and harming your relationships.

Should Your Child Take a Personality Test?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 26, 2023

Dear Parents – it will be okay. I know that all you want to do is do it right. Or maybe all you want to do is survive, to live long enough to usher your child into adulthood without completely losing your mind.

This whole family thing would be so much easier if we could understand why our child absolutely implodes if we have pineapple on our pizza. Why does he refuse to wear shoes? Why did she just declare she was dropping out of high school and joining the circus? Why won’t my kid share his day with me on the way home from soccer practice?

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