Workplace Bullying: Which Personalities are Vulnerable? How Can You Respond?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 15, 2019

More and research is revealing that bullying doesn’t just occur on school grounds anymore. According to The Workplace Bullying Institute, up to one-third of employees may be victims of workplace abuse. Further research from Stanford University suggests that productivity could decline up to 40% when workers become targeted and subsequently victimized by bullies on the job.

An ENFJ & an INTJ Walk Into a Bar…

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 14, 2019

ENFJs: We’re devoted, loving, hard-working and loyal to a fault. What’s not to love, right? Well, for this ENFJ, love has been… a battlefield. Like many of my fellow Teacher personality types, I tend to fall into the category of “serial monogamy.” I find myself in one relationship after the next, pushing for something lasting—even when the relationship has clear problems.

How Every Type can Articulate a Personal Mission

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 07, 2019

I’ve been working at a non-profit for the last 3 ½ years, and we’ve just concluded a process where we revisited our mission. It occurs to me, though we may consider a mission statement crucial for an organization, we may never consider having one as individuals. Yet, when we look at the most fundamental questions of meaning and purpose in life, they point toward crafting our personal mission in the process. The following is a step-by-step process by which any individual could articulate his or her own personal mission, as well as vision, values, calling, and guiding principles. 

Why Do INFJs Hate Feeling Vulnerable?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 24, 2019

Have you found yourself wondering why your INFJ friend, partner, or family member has trouble expressing their emotions? Does it feel like pulling teeth to get them to open up to you, despite your close relationship? It seems a little odd that the INFJ—one of the most sympathetic types of Myers-Briggs personality model—has such difficulty voicing their own emotions.

Here's Why It's So Hard to Forgive Yourself, Based on Personality

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 18, 2019

Why is that, for some people, forgiving themselves is like water off a duck's backthey apologize, vow to do better and just move on with their lives? Yet for others, there's so much shame attached to a perceived wrongdoing that it's almost impossible for them to forgive and make peace with themselves?

Top Ten Reasons why INFJs are Walking Paradoxes

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 10, 2019

INFJs often feel misunderstood. Perhaps it’s because they’re quiet and reserved and tend to share their deepest thoughts and feelings only with select people. Or maybe it’s because they are so rare—personality test research shows they make up less than 1% of the population.

More likely though, it’s because they are walking, talking contradictions. As Introverts who want to help people, and feelers who love logic, they can seem confusing, even to themselves.

Four Personality Temperaments of Clients You’ll Meet (and How to Sell to Them)

Whether you work in sales, real estate, or in any service industry, you may have noticed that you seem to click with some clients more than others. Though it is by no means a natural law, we find it easy to relate to people with a personality similar to ours. As an INTP and a former real estate agent, I found myself naturally drawn to clients who chose which home to buy based on statistics such as location, square footage, layout, how it compares to similar properties, and the return on investment you could expect. You know, analytical stuff.

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