4 Ideas to Find More Fulfillment in Your Professional Life (Without Making a Drastic Change)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 30, 2019

We all want fulfillment from our careers. In fact, research from BetterUp, a career experience platform, found that more than nine out of 10 people would be willing to trade a percentage of their lifetime earning for more meaningful work. 

It’s important, but it’s definitely not so easy to find. Often, you get so wrapped up in the daily fires and minutiae, you end the workday feeling deflated rather than delighted.

The Enneagram at Work: Beware of Your Blind Spots!

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 29, 2019

The nine Enneagram types spell out the primary strategy we adopted to survive childhood. By the time we enter the workforce we have gotten so good at using our survival strategy, it makes complete sense to deploy it on our unsuspecting colleagues.

However, like every good strategy, it has a dark side—a blind spot we couldn't foresee when we started using our foolproof approach. Something that will keep us trapped, hurting ourselves and the people around us until we can step out of it.

Here’s How Thinker-Judgers Really Make Decisions

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

“I need your help,” she said over the phone, “What should I do?”

My hesitation is staged, as is the question I ask her in return, “What do you think you want to do?”

I’m a Thinker/Judger with a healthy dose of Sensing thrown on top. My girlfriend is doing something I almost never do: ask someone for help with a decision I have to make.

Categories: Myers Briggs, INTJ, ENTJ, ISTJ, ESTJ

Are You Suffering From Startup Founder's Syndrome?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 23, 2019

The path of a startup founder is a difficult one. Part commander, pioneer, and obsessive artist, a founder needs to wear many hats to make his/her vision come true. 

A founder needs to have a combination of stubbornness, charisma, resourcefulness, and single-minded focus to overcome the many difficulties that come with starting a new enterprise.

But once the business becomes well established and it’s ready to grow, a surprisingly common illness strikes. The very same personality traits that helped the founder get the business going start to become an issue. 

How Much Structure Does an INFJ Need Anyway?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 22, 2019

INFJs are intuitive, sensitive, thoughtful, compassionate, and quiet. But we are also known as types that like organization and prefer to plan things out, rather than jump on an impulse. However, the INFJ has a strong intuitive side, and the idealist at heart can bring about spontaneous adventures based solely upon a feeling and an idea. While the nine-to-five job can be a good option for the INFJ, there are also many that prefer to have a profession outside of the typical working format.

Drowning in Career Options? What To Do When You Just Can’t Choose

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 17, 2019

So you're bored at work and planning your next move. You've taken a personality test, read up on the type of careers that are perfectly aligned to work style, and made a list of all the different options. You may have spent a fair chunk of time researching those options, matching them up to your strengths, interests, passions and hobbies, and a few have really captured your interest. In fact, you're currently having a love affair with so many different career paths that you just can't pin down a single option to go after.

How The Enneagram Can Help You Thrive in Your Relationships

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

Did you ever wonder why your last romantic relationship didn’t work out? Perhaps you’ve tried, and failed, to get someone to change. Or maybe you’re just not sure what you’re looking for. If you’ve taken the Enneagram test, you’ll already know how this useful and insightful tool can help you discover your true personality, learn about your potential for growth, understand how you react under stress and forge a clear path toward your career goals. 

Category: Enneagram

Guardians and The Communication Conundrum: How SJ Personalities Can Make a Bigger Impact at Work

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 09, 2019

Professional communication is vital in the business world. Sensing-Judging types -- the SJs of the 16-type personality system -- are adept at communicating important information clearly and concisely, and use it as a tool to move tasks along or educate others.  Analyzing the overall goals of projects, we are quick to spot and fill in any gaps in information and use it to make sound, quick decisions.

7 Ways To Care For The (Super Baffling) INTP

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 08, 2019

INTPs are an interesting bunch. We can be affectionate and wild one second, then completely disappear for the next several thousands. You may be a friend or family member to a particular INTP in your life. You might even be that very INTP, and are looking out to see how these suggestions rack up. (In that case, why hello there.) 

5 Common Workplace Conflicts and Advice to Handle Each One

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 02, 2019

As much as most of us would rather avoid them, conflicts are almost inevitable in the workplace. One study commissioned by CPP Inc. found that 85% of employees deal with conflict on some level. Even more surprising? 29% of employees say they deal with conflict almost constantly. 

Statistics like those might seem alarming at first glance. But, is this level of friction really that unexpected?

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