About the Author

Cianna Garrison holds a B.A. in English from Arizona State University and works as a freelance writer. She fell in love with psychology and personality type theory back in 2011. Since then, she has enjoyed continually learning about the 16 personality types. As an INFJ, she lives for the creative arts, and even when she isn’t working, she’s probably still writing.

Introvert vs. Extravert Test: What’s Actually Being Measured?

Understanding introversion and extraversion can feel complicated if you don’t know their fundamental differences. In its simplest terms, the introversion and extraversion dichotomy measures your energy style. If you’re an Extravert, you gain energy through social events and spending time with others. If you’re an Introvert, you expend energy through socializing and instead gain energy through solitude.

Is It Possible to Become More Open Minded?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 12, 2023

When it comes to your personality, you may wonder how changeable it is. According to Myers and Briggs, personality cannot change at all – you are born a certain type and you stay that type forever. More recently, scientists have found that subtle shifts in personality can and do take place over time. Age, relationships, situations and experiences can all influence a person's outlook and attitude.

What is the Pisces Personality Type?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on January 20, 2023

Born between February 19th and March 20th, Pisces signs tend to possess wisdom beyond their years. You’re selfless and full of creative spirit, and your love for the whimsical makes you a little bit mysterious to those around you. 

Some say that Pisces is the most sensitive sign of the zodiac, but there’s more to this water sign than empathy. Here’s everything you need to know about the Pisces personality type.

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.

Top Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas by Personality Type

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

The season of love is upon us! Whether you’re shopping for a long-time partner or someone new in your life, we’ve got you covered. Our Valentine’s Day gift guide is backed by personality science, so instead of going the tired-old candy route, you can be sure of choosing a gift that will speak to their personality and touch their heart. 

What Is the Aquarius Personality Type?

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

Of the 12 zodiac signs, there are four elements: earth, air, fire and water. Aquarius, a fixed air sign represented by three wavy lines or “The Water Bearer,” is one of the three air signs of the zodiac. If you’ve never done a deep dive into the Aquarius personality type, you might be surprised to learn this sign is perhaps the most unconventional of the entire zodiac. 

ENFJ vs ESFJ: How to Tell Them Apart

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

If you’ve taken the 16-type test and feel torn between two preferences, don’t worry – you’re not alone. It’s fairly common to recognize parts of yourself in two or more type profiles, and that’s when breaking down the key differences and similarities can help bring some much-needed clarity about which type fits you best.

ISTP vs INTP: How to Tell Them Apart

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

When it comes to telling some personality types apart, it can get a little tricky. One of the more confusing pairs is the ISTP and INTP. Because these two personality types are similar in their functions and only differ through one preference, Sensing (S) and Intuition (N), you might find yourself identifying with certain aspects of both the ISTP and INTP type profiles, which can make it difficult to land on the type that fits you best. 


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