Working 9-to-5 (Not a Way to Make a Living?)

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 05, 2018

Is it me, or is the world splitting into two tribes of workers?

On the one side, the 9 to 5'ers  salary slaves who have to sell their souls just to keep treading water. On the other, business owners and the self-employed people who work for themselves, from anywhere, and take control of their time. If you had a choice, which would you choose?

Seriously, Why Does Everyone Think They're INTJ?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 26, 2018

Something I've noticed: there are more articles for INTJs out there than for any other type. And apparently, they’re all written by INTJ authors.

This means one of two things.

Either, that a handful of super-productive bloggers are churning out an ungodly amount of articles about their type. Or, there are way too many INTJs – far more than the statistics reckon there are, which is around 2 percent of the population.

Category: INTJ

How to Succeed as an Introverted Trainer

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

You’re telling the room: any type can do anything. Personality theory is about understanding yourself better, playing to your strengths and broadening your horizons. It was never intended to pigeonhole anyone.

On the inside, you’re thinking. How can I, someone with a preference for Introversion, train groups of people as my job? My energy comes from in-depth, one-on-one conversations, not noise-filled, overstimulating group work. I’m much happier working and spending time alone.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, INTJ, INTP, ISTJ, ISTP, ISFJ, ISFP

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: The ENTP's Guide To Working With (Not Against) Your Weaknesses

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 18, 2018

It was second grade. I was a curious, outspoken, shamelessly bizarre kid who was doomed to never mesh naturally with my environment. How obvious it was from the moment I showed up to the first day of kindergarten at a strictly-uniformed religious school wearing a neon orange sundress!

6 Ways to Thrive as a Sensitive and Ambitious Introvert

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

Are you a hard worker who feels like your work regularly goes unnoticed or underappreciated? Do you set many goals but keep most of them to yourself for fear of judgment and failure? Are you desperate for success but get exhausted just thinking about attempting the traditional routes to getting there — networking and ladder climbing, among others? If you found yourself nodding along to each of these questions, you may be a sensitive and ambitious Introvert.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, INTJ, INTP, ISFJ, ISFP

Six Ways Personality Testing Can Boost Your Staff Retention

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 06, 2018

Losing even one employee can be a huge loss to your business. Not only do you lose a valuable pair of hands, you potentially lose a chunk of experience that’s difficult to replace. Productivity declines, and morale may take a hit across the wider workforce, especially if you are left understaffed. These factors can have devastating effects on everything from leadership to service quality and of course, the bottom line.

Still, what can you do to keep employees?

ENFJ? How to Take The Headache Out of Making Tough Decisions

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 05, 2018

Altruistic, charismatic, compassionate, optimistic, reliable, willing to go the extra mile for the causes you care about - is it any wonder that ENFJs rank highly on the list of the nicest personality types? You're the first person I come to if I need a shoulder to cry on or have a relationship problem that needs sorting out.

Categories: Personal Growth, ENFJ

What Business You Should Start, Based on Your Personality Type: Part 2 - Artisans and Guardians

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 29, 2018

Innate preferences mean that some personality types are more likely than others to start their own business. Last week, we looked at NT (Rationals) and NF (Idealists), the types most likely to leap into entrepreneurship, and discovered the types of businesses in which they might excel.

How to Deliver Bad News to Good People

Maybe you have to inform your star performer that she won’t be getting a well-deserved raise. Or perhaps you have to tell your team that projects are cancelled and people are being laid off. How do break news like that? What do you say?

One thing is for sure: you cannot not communicate. Ignoring the problem won’t make it go away and leaving things to the rumor mill won’t win respect for your leadership skills. Here’s how to make a bad news experience more positive, both for you and for the employees you’re addressing.

What Business You Should Start, Based on Your Personality Type: Part 1 - Rationals and Idealists

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 22, 2018

If you believe what you read, then running your own business is an option reserved for just a few personalities. ENTPs (Steve Jobs), ENFPs (Arianna Huffington), ENTJs (Warren Buffet) and INTJs (Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg) are hailed as the “street smart” types most likely to do well out of entrepreneurship. The thread here is the bias towards Intuition over Sensing – a tendency to focus on the future and take risks.

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