Here's Why You Shouldn't Ignore the Workplace Neurotic

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 31, 2017

Read the literature about the Big-Five Personality Theory, and you may end up baffled how those scoring highly for the trait of neuroticism are able to get through the working day. Characterized by insecurity, anxiety, irritability, oversensitivity and sadness, there is evidence to suggest that neurotics are poor team players who have a weakened ability to focus for sustained periods of time. These traits are not associated with success in the workplace.

10 Unforgivable Sins of ENTJs

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 30, 2017

Full disclosure: I'm married to an ENTJ (according to the 16-type personality system developed by Isabel Briggs Myers). And, at 53% Introverted, 47% Extraverted, my own personality is running dangerously close to the ENTJ cliff edge. So excuse me if I have a soft spot for these cut-to-the-chase innovators that exude confidence and drive.

Category: ENTJ

Is Your Team Suffering from Collaboration Overload?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 17, 2017

Collaboration is no longer a nice-to-have, it's an organizational structure that defines our work environments. Whether we're talking about cross-functional teams, silos breaking down, virtual meeting rooms, huddles, stand-ups, or the myriad technologies that boost teamwork, collaboration has never been more essential to operations. The team - not the individual - is the secret to business success. 

Why Millennials Are So Obsessed with Personality Types

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 09, 2017

According to some definitions, the youngest Millennial will turn 21 this year. The earliest born among them is fast-pushing 40 - not old, but getting on a bit. Old enough, certainly, to resent the label 'Millennial' and all the pejorative stereotypes that come with it. Millennials are variously described as entitled, self-interested, tough to manage, narcissistic, unfocused, lazy and 'precious snowflakes' who can't handle criticism and want everything handed to them on a silver platter. 

Shoulds Introverts Act Extraverted to be Successful?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 01, 2017

One of the biggest lies about introversion is that an Introvert, with enough practice, can turn into an Extravert. For a long time, this misconception was supported, even encouraged, by everyone from psychologists to business professionals. Fortunately, we have enough research and information about introversion and extraversion today to know that these are fixed personality traits. An Introvert can’t turn into an Extravert, and shouldn’t feel pressured to do so.

Things I Wish I Knew About The INTJ Confidence Gap

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 26, 2017

Just about six years ago, I started looking into personality theory. I was skeptical, curious and enthusiastic about finding a system that could help me understand the stranger aspects of human behavior. I hoped it would be the cornerstone of my success as I prepared to transition from one career into another. And it was, to a point.

Category: INTJ

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