Tips for Raising Kids as an Enneagram 8

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

For the control-loving Enneagram 8, having children can be one of the toughest challenges to face.

Children are the ultimate disrupter in Eights’ lives – they’re untamable, unpredictable and they grow up to be their own people, no matter what you do to try to influence them.

Here’s what it’s like to raise kids as an Enneagram 8 and some helpful tips on how to keep your sanity through the highs and lows.

5 ENTJ Behaviors That Look Confident But Actually Are Signs of Insecurity

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 02, 2022

Even the strongest characters can suffer from insecurity and imposter syndrome. Confidence is not something that’s fixed or guaranteed; in fact, for most people, confidence can ebb and flow. 

This means that feelings of inadequacy and uncertainty can affect anyone, including ENTJ personalities who are known for their competence and take-charge attitude. 

Top 7 ESFP Myths, Debunked

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 02, 2022

No personality type is free of stereotypes. These “myths” can be extremely misleading, even harmful, and are often not true. ESFPs are victims of stereotyping more than most, and that’s largely because they’re underrepresented online so their true natures are generalized or misunderstood.

Ready to debunk some myths? Let’s begin!

What We Want to Thank Each Personality Type for this Thanksgiving

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 22, 2022

At Thanksgiving, we’re given a rare opportunity to reflect on what we have to be grateful for. High on that list of blessings are those special individuals who make us happy and who enrich our daily lives through their kind and caring presence.

When we contemplate such things, we wouldn’t normally do so within the context of personality types. But that is an oversight. Each of the different personality types has special qualities they bring to the world – and we think it’s about time we thanked them for those gifts! 

How to Talk to an Introvert So They Will Actually Listen to You

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

Is there an Introvert in your life? And do you need them to stick around and listen to you?

Introverts can be quite specific about how they approach people and conversation. If you’re an Introvert yourself, you already know this and your fellow Introverts hear you loud and clear.

But you Extraverts out there? Your natural communication style may not mesh so well with an Introvert’s style, and you’ll need to make some adjustments if you want your Introvert to tune in, engage, and stick around for the conversation. 

What is an Aloof Personality and How are Aloof Personality Traits Misunderstood?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 01, 2022

People with aloof personalities keep to themselves in most social situations. Even with friends and family members they will often appear distant, distracted, and uninvolved. They tend to separate themselves from others, physically, socially, and emotionally. They don’t seem to have much interest in starting or joining conversations, and this is a persistent pattern of behavior.

9 Questions to Ask to Get to Know Your INFJ Friend

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 01, 2022

If you’ve been lucky enough to have them in your life, you know that INFJs are warm, giving, and supportive. They take great joy in seeing others achieve their dreams and ambitions, and they will help you in any way they can if you give them the opportunity to do so.

Adding to the delight of knowing them, INFJs are also thoughtful, curious, inquisitive, creative, and never afraid to think outside the box. In fact, they prefer to cultivate unique qualities and viewpoints, which makes them fun people to be around.

6 Ways to Improve Family Relationships by Understanding Personality Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on September 02, 2022

How can you improve family relationships by understanding personality type? Well, the important word here is “understanding.” We all want, even need, to be understood. And with understanding comes acceptance. So many problems can be caused by failure to communicate effectively and misreading each other.

When we have a better understanding of each others’ personality types, we’re more likely to make sense of our family members’ words, actions and motivations, and less likely to take or give offense.


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