Can Type 5 Enneagrams Become Entrepreneurs?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on July 14, 2022

There’s a common misconception that inward-looking personality types like Enneagram Type 5s don’t make good entrepreneurs.

But this stereotype is wrong.

While Type 5s tend to avoid building relationships and can appear withdrawn and introspective to outsiders, that doesn’t mean they can’t succeed at building a business. In fact, Fives possess many of the skills needed to be an entrepreneur, including independence, focus and in-depth knowledge of their chosen field.

How to Choose a Career When You Want to Do Everything

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 03, 2022

Many grow up with the idea that we all have a ‘one true calling,’ a specific thing we’re meant to do for the rest of our lives. But when you have multiple interests and passions, picking one career path can seem overwhelming.

So, how to choose a career when you want to do all the things? If this question haunts you, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some tips to help you narrow down the options and solve this career conundrum.

How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur, By Harnessing the Power of Personality

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on May 16, 2022

We’re just starting to get a handle on the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while people of all ages have been impacted psychologically and economically, according to the Brookings Institute, those who will suffer the most from a work perspective are young adults.

6 Common Career Shift Mistakes to Avoid

You’ve been feeling it coming for a while now: you’re frustrated and unhappy in your job, and it’s time for a career shift. As exciting as the idea is, the decisions you make next must be tailored for you personally and approached professionally. Taking the time to create a clear path now will keep you from stumbling mid-transition.

While we don’t want to throw obstacles in your way, there are various pitfalls that you may not have thought about. Here are six mistakes to avoid when making a career shift.

Here’s Why You May Need a Career Coach

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect career for you, but your options look like unappealing, poor matches, you shouldn’t feel too discouraged. It takes time to find the best career match, and sometimes you need to dig deep to get there. Whether you’ve been on this journey for some time or have recently decided to pursue finding your ultimate job match, you don’t have to do it alone. 

How to Describe Your Personality in a Job Interview

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on March 09, 2022

Job interviews are an inevitable part of life and the anxious preparations made for them are akin to school exams, auditions, or even blind dates. The questions are coming. The scrutiny. The judging. The measuring up against everyone else. The timeline is finite and you’ll almost never get a second chance for this exact opportunity.

If your resume closely matches the job description and your experience proves you’ve done the legwork to be qualified, then you can focus on what makes or breaks the interview: personality.

Ace Your Job Interview Part II: How to SpeedRead and SpeedREACH Your Interviewer

In Part I of this blog , I shared some key interviewing strengths and potential blind spots for each of the sixteen types and suggested that you try to identify the one from each category that resonates most with you. Being able to capitalize on your strengths and mitigate your blind spots can make the difference between landing that great job, or not.


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