Can You Be Both an Introvert and Extravert? Here's What the Science Says

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on February 17, 2022

Personality typing can be validating, encouraging, eye-opening, and occasionally…frustrating.

The Myers and Briggs Personality test places your personality somewhere on a scale between introversion and extraversion. You might, even before testing, have a definitive answer for this one. Many people know whether time spent in large groups leaves them feeling drained or energized. They can tell you whether spending time in isolation feeds their soul or leaves them empty and lonely.

Hate your job? How to use your personality type to find meaning at work

A Q&A with Paul Tieger, Behavioral Scientist & bestselling co-author of “Do What You Are”

Our work and careers are such a big part of our lives. We spend a huge chunk of time there, and yet many people are very unhappy and disengaged with their work. In fact, thanks in part to the global pandemic, a “Great Resignation” is now underway, with many people re-examining their core motivations and looking for more meaningful and authentic careers. 

Is There Really a Blood Type Personality? Here's What Science Says

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 20, 2021

You’ve heard of being cold-blooded, hot-blooded, red-blooded and blue-blooded – but is there really a blood type personality?

Despite popular belief, there is no solid scientific evidence to support the theory that blood type affects personality. A 2014 large-scale survey of over 10,000 people from both Japan and the US found that blood type does not influence personality at all. That doesn’t stop the theory from persisting, though.

Read on to find out more about the blood type personality theory, its history and the science behind it.

Are you a Difficult Person? Take the Toxic Traits Test

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 13, 2021

We all know someone who’s difficult to deal with. Maybe it’s a cunning colleague at work, an overly dramatic friend who demands too much of your energy, or that killjoy who always runs to tell you—you guessed it—the bad news. All of these behaviors describe what some call a toxic person.

While no one would like to think of themselves as being difficult, the truth is we all have some less-than-perfect personality traits. Wondering if you’re a difficult person? This article is for you. Here are seven signs that you may be a bit more toxic than you think.

What’s the Link Between the Enneagram and Autism?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 12, 2021

Last month, I did an Enneagram typing interview for an autistic friend. Before the interview, we had an open discussion because she wasn’t sure her autism would allow her to self-type, even with the help of my interview questions. 

Her concern was that what she really thinks and what motivates her might be too heavily influenced by the adjustments she has made as a result of her autism and her efforts to behave neurotypically. 

What are the Consequences of the United States Having a Sensing Culture?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 05, 2021

In my last blog I introduced the concept of GLOBAL TYPOLOGY, a term I coined to describe “how personality type shapes the values and behaviors of groups and cultures.” Rather than focusing on individuals’ behavior, GT takes the macro view. And, because of the huge disparity in percentages between Sensors and Intuitives, America has a “Sensing Culture” which has a profound influence on almost every aspect of American life. 

What is the Rarest Personality Type?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 28, 2021

Of all the 16 possible personality types , you might be curious to know which is least common and where your type ranks. Here’s everything you need to know about the rarest personality type, including traits, gender differences and other uncommon types.

Overall, the rarest personality type is INFJ

The rarest personality type is the INFJ personality type, known as ‘The Counselor’ . INFJ is the rarest personality type across the population, occurring in just 2% of the population. 

What’s your Decision Style? Our New Test— Explained!

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 21, 2021

Take our free test to reveal your decision-making style and learn how you pursue goals.

Designed by an undergraduate cognitive science researcher at Yale University, the Decision-Style Test is a simple scientific assessment designed to capture and report critical dimensions of personality that are often ignored by other tests. 

This explainer will cover the logic of the assessment and what makes its results uniquely powerful. 

Enneagram Type 3 Relationship Compatibility

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 17, 2021

The ambitious and determined Enneagram Three , “The Achiever,” is a devoted partner, who strives to shine for their partner and build a life together full of happiness and success. As part of the heart-traid , Threes easily pick up on the emotions of other people, but they can struggle to understand their own feelings. Because of this, they need partners who will truly recognize their needs and offer them consistent support. 


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