Gender Roles, Parenting and the Conflicted INFJ

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 21, 2020

As an INFJ personality type, I understood at a young age that there were “rules” in society that people were “supposed” to follow. Through intuition and observation, I learned that men and women had different roles to play. And while I understood that these rules existed, what didn’t make sense to me was “why?”

Five Mistakes ISFJs Make in Relationships (and What To Do About Them)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 16, 2020

Protective, observant and loyal, ISFJ personality types are natural caretakers who will do everything they can to make their family and loved ones feel safe and supported. But selflessly loving others has its drawbacks. Here are the top five mistakes that ISFJs make in their relationships, plus some tips to help you manage them. 

Category: ISFJ

10 Ideas for Creating Community While Sheltering in Place

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 15, 2020

As businesses close and sheltering in place becomes the norm, many people are feeling stressed, anxious, scared and even powerless.  The impact of coronavirus and social distancing has hit us quickly. And without being able to get together with others, this experience can feel incredibly isolating. In times like these, we need connection, support and community.  We need to feel like we’re not alone. But with businesses and public spaces closed, how do we create a much-needed sense of community?

Why Are INFJ Personalities Often Enneagram Type 4s?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 14, 2020

Are you an INFJ personality type who has taken the Enneagram test? If you are, I’ll take a wild guess that your type is an Enneagram Type 4. Even though the Enneagram uses a completely different model of personality typing to the 16-type theory created by Briggs and Myers, many INFJs seem to wind up as Enneagram Fours. Let’s explore why. 

How to Find a Homeschooling Style That Fits Your Personality

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 09, 2020

The coronavirus lockdown has brought us plenty of shocks and adjustments, but for parents, perhaps the most startling change is suddenly being responsible for our children's education. Suddenly we're all ready to vote in six-figure salaries for our local teachers as we realize what's actually involved in keeping kids occupied, stimulated, and educated day after day...after day.

Stop the Madness! Time Management Tips for ENFPs

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 07, 2020

ENFPs are idea factories. We are bold creators who are eager to take on challenges, launch projects, and generate new solutions. Our ENFP personality type is happiest when we’re creating; whether we’re starting up a side hustle, designing a website or building a new work system.

But each bright burst of creativity is followed by a “yikes” moment. That’s when we realize how much work we just heaped onto a to-do list that was already overflowing with tasks from the last ten schemes we launched!

Category: ENFP

How to Handle It When Your Loved Ones Are a Little TOO Close

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 02, 2020

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. But over the next few weeks and months, a lot of us are going to be finding out if the opposite is true. The Coronavirus lockdown  means that if you live with your loved one, you’re going to be spending a lot of time together. Like, a lot. How will your relationship cope when you’re together on steroids – forced to spend every waking and sleeping moment together? 

Read on for some tips! 

8 Things You Learn Living With an ENFP Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on April 01, 2020

ENFPs can be infectiously loveable. They’re enthusiastic, highly sociable and emotionally sensitive. At the same time, they’re prone to overthinking. And they have a severe case of lack of follow through, which can present some challenges to roommates and partners.

How to Cope With Working From Home, Based on Your Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 31, 2020

From the perspective of a strap-hanging, cubicle-trapped, micromanaged office worker, working from home may sound heavenly. But if you’re the type of person who needs people, variety, and riffing off the team vibe to get the productivity juices flowing, it’s basically your worst nightmare. That’s the power of personality type: different strokes for different folks.

Why Briggs Myers' "Judging" Trait Doesn't Mean Judgmental

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 26, 2020

So you've done a personality test and the results are in: you're a Judger. If you're not too familiar with Myers and Briggs' way of describing personality, being called a Judger may sound like cause for concern. But there's no need to feel defensive! Judging, in this context, has more to do with how you approach life—not how judgmental you are.


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