Please Don’t Interrupt, I’m an Introvert!

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 17, 2018

Sometimes, it can take far too long to tell a simple story, especially for Introverts.

For some people, the problem might be an inability to get to the point. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, for example, the courtier Polonius says that “brevity is the soul of wit” as he tells a long, rambling story about what he thinks is the cause of the prince’s apparent madness.

Introverted and Intuitive? Let's Talk About Loneliness

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 11, 2018

We like to be alone, us introverts.

Somewhere we can close the door on the people around us – the crowds, the chatter, the spectacle of it all – and immerse ourselves in our deepest thoughts.

We need this time to recharge. A little alone-time; a little contemplation is how we connect with our innermost wisdom. Solitude is oxygen for the soul.

But to feel lonely?

That's not part of the story.

What Happens When You Share A Personality Type With Your Spouse?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 03, 2018

When it comes to marriage, you have to be on the same page. You and your spouse have to have the same outlook on life; you have to be able to see how the future is going to pan out for you as a couple. There’s a reason married couples, over time, begin to refer to themselves as “we” rather than “I”— marriage knots two lives together in the quest for a shared destiny.

My Life as an Introverted Radio Host

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 27, 2018

It’s early on a Wednesday morning and even though I would like to sleep longer, I have already begun to prepare for the day. I got up long before dawn to prepare for a weekly task that I could never have imagined myself doing during my shy days: hosting a radio talk show at the University of Winnipeg.

Does Your Personality Type Decide Your Political Opinions?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 20, 2018

As a political nerd, I’ve always wondered where people’s political opinions and beliefs come from. While I can accept that our politics are often influenced by our experiences, a completely non-scientific scan of my friends and family told me that politics seem to be — at least in part — innate. Have you ever had a political discussion that genuinely changed the other person’s mind?

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