Why TJs Can't Apologize (Sorry!)

I'm British and we're famous for how frequently we say sorry.

If we sneeze, we say sorry. If we stop someone to ask for directions, we say sorry. If you're rushing around like a reckless fool and you crash into us (your fault, not ours), we'll be the one to say sorry. It's like a verbal tic on a national scale.

Introverted and Intuitive? Let's Talk About Loneliness

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.

Why Nobody Wants the Authentic You

Being ourselves is much more difficult than it seems. We’re constantly bombarded by external factors and people who want us to say this, act like this, be like that. How many times has someone got in your face about something they perceived as a shortcoming on your part?

“Cheer up, miserable!”

“Why are you always so persnickety?”

“You need to pay more attention to detail!”

Why Would a Political Advertising Campaign Be Interested in Your Big Five Personality Traits?

It's hard to miss the developing story around Facebook and data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, who are at the center of a dispute over the harvesting of personal data - specifically, whether it was used to sway the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

While Cambridge Analytica has denied any wrongdoing, the company has been accused of misusing data to identify the personalities of U.S. voters, a "secret sauce" it then used to influence them through highly personalized ads and campaign material.

4 Best Ways for INTPs to Stop Second-Guessing Themselves

INTPs are the idea mills of the personality world; always examining, always questioning and always musing about some theory. They live in a world of "what if" and possibility. When there's really no answer, INTPs are the most interested.

But often, "what if" is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it's a clear strength that you're able to keep your options open. You wouldn't be able to philosophize, categorize and objectively analyze the possibilities before you if you made snap decisions based on half the facts.

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

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?

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.

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

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.

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

Type preferences mean that some personalities 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.

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