About the Author

Jayne is a B2B tech copywriter and the editorial director here at Truity. When she’s not writing to a deadline, she’s geeking out about personality psychology and conspiracy theories. Jayne is a true ambivert, barely an INTJ, and an Enneagram One. She lives with her husband and daughters in the UK. Find Jayne at White Rose Copywriting.

5 Painful Lessons Thinker-Judgers Must Learn to Loosen Up

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 04, 2020

Within our structured and fast-moving society, where organization and the ability to perform under pressure are prized, Thinker-Judgers excel. These are the quick-thinking, competitive, closure-seeking personalities of the 16-type system. They operate with the same efficiency as a Swiss watch. 

7 Ways Judgers Procrastinate Worse than Perceivers

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 20, 2020

My name is Jayne Thompson and I’m a procrastinator. 

To the outside world, I am the model of efficiency. I have the discipline to perform tasks in a quick and organized manner. I do things systematically and I get projects done on time.    

On the inside, it’s a different story. I habitually procrastinate. I dither and put things off for ages, often to the point where priorities have shifted and the job no longer needs to be done. 

Categories: INFJ, ENFJ, INTJ, ENTJ, ISTJ, ESTJ, ISFJ, ESFJ

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! 

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.

What Motivates People to Come to Work Each Morning?

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

What makes you get up and go to work in the morning? Are you in it for the money and the eye-grabbing resume entry? Or have you invested your heart into this job because it makes you so happy? Perhaps this seems like a loaded question? Well, that’s because it is—and the answer to what drives you to go to work every day is different for everyone. While one person might be motivated by productivity, for another person, the idea of focusing on the bottom line instead of personally meaningful projects is nothing short of horrifying. 

3 Personality Traits INTPs Can Adapt to Thrive in Corporate America

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 17, 2019

When it comes to thriving in the corporate world, INTP personality types stand on shaky ground. We know that INTPs with their analytical minds are creative problem solvers, loyal to their organizations and are great at addressing complex technical issues. They have a reputation for working incredibly hard to exceed their own high standards.

Drowning in Career Options? What To Do When You Just Can’t Choose

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 17, 2019

So you're bored at work and planning your next move. You've taken a personality test, read up on the type of careers that are perfectly aligned to work style, and made a list of all the different options. You may have spent a fair chunk of time researching those options, matching them up to your strengths, interests, passions and hobbies, and a few have really captured your interest. In fact, you're currently having a love affair with so many different career paths that you just can't pin down a single option to go after.

How to Work for a Boss Who Cannot Delegate

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 27, 2019

Do you work for a boss who refuses to delegate certain tasks or who “does not have the time to teach?” If so, then you’re not alone. Many managers have received no training in delegation and the lack of this critical skill can make them really tough to work with. If your boss doesn’t delegate, then you might feel like she doesn’t fully trust you. Worse, you could end up feeling like you’re being held back and bossed around from task to task instead of being allowed to grow in your career. What to do? 

3 Things Every Judger Secretly Has to Deal With

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 19, 2019

With Perceivers described as indecisive, freewheeling, impulsive types and Judgers described as focused, organized and dependable, you'd think that Judgers had it made. After all, the Judging side of the fence is where the lawyers, executives and Marie Kondo hang out, all pushing the "Inbox Zero" movement and telling us that radical organization is life-changing in its ability to increase productivity and lower stress.

The dirty little secret? It's actually a bit rubbish being a Judger. Here's why.

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