Can Introverts Really Thrive in “Extraverted” Careers?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 05, 2023

You get your energy by recuperating at home and thrive on plenty of alone time. You like socializing in small groups, not huge gatherings. Team-oriented offices make you feel drained. 

What are you? An Introvert. 

Most Introverts prefer a career that allows them to have autonomy and space from others, and that can make “extraverted” careers more challenging for them. But what exactly is an “extraverted” career? And is it ever possible for Introverts to succeed in one? Let's take a look.

Which DISC Personalities Work Well Together?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 06, 2023

Among all the personality types in the DISC assessment, Support individuals make up a majority of the global population with as many as 32% of people qualifying as S types

But while Support types are the most common, the most effective teams are made up of a diverse range of DISC personalities.

Why it's Important to be in a Job that Changes you for the Better

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 06, 2023

You spend a huge amount of time and energy on your job. Finding one, learning one, keeping one, commuting to one.

So you shouldn’t settle for just any job, right?

At the very least, a job will teach you about yourself if you are paying attention. At its best, a job can boost you on your path to personal and professional growth, teaching you lessons that will last a lifetime – a stepping stone to your best life.

How to Recognize and Reward Employees According to Their DISC Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on December 15, 2022

Happy employees are productive employees. As a manager, anything you can do to keep your employees motivated and happy is going to pay dividends for the health of your business. This is one of the reasons why you should be administering the DISC assessment to your team. DISC can provide some fascinating insights into what makes your people tick, including what motivates, frustrates, challenges and delights them as they go about their work and interact with co-workers.

Can You Fool a DISC Assessment?

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

It can be tempting to try to make sure your test results come out the way you want them. Maybe you have preconceived ideas about a certain DISC type and want to be that type, or you think your boss is looking for a certain type to put on an exciting new project that you’d love to be part of. So you may try to achieve the results you desire, even if they aren't strictly accurate.

10 Ways Introverts are Quietly Succeeding at Work

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 23, 2022

Introverts are gaining more appreciation in recent years but they may still be misunderstood and undervalued, especially in the workplace. Yet, in their quiet way they’re probably making meaningful efforts which aid in their own success, that of the company, and even of their coworkers.

How to Become a Master Networker for INFPs

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 08, 2022

For many Introverts, networking is a dirty word. It evokes visions of organized networking events; introducing oneself to stranger after stranger; public speaking; and any number of unnatural, nightmarish tasks that would almost make visiting the dentist seem like a pleasure trip.

How the Seven Love Styles Can Help Us Succeed in the Workplace

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 26, 2022

The average worker in the US spends 1801 hours at work per year. When you’re spending so much time in the company of your colleagues, it’s pretty important that you get along well. 

But sometimes that’s easier said than done.

If you want to help your team build closer relationships and create a more collaborative, supportive work environment, then you need to know what makes every individual tick.

5 Tips to Communicate Effectively with Your Team, Based on Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 13, 2022

As a manager, you know that effective communication is crucial to the success of your team. But how do you communicate effectively when working with different Myers and Briggs personality types? Maybe you have a Feeler who needs reassurance when starting a new project, or a Thinker-Judger who thrives on autonomous tasks and is a bit reluctant to ask for help.


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