Does your Personality Change According to the Company You Keep?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 18, 2022

You’ve probably heard the idea that you resemble the company you keep. This theory appears in several idioms, including “Birds of a feather flock together” and “Water rises to its own level.” What about the claim that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, a quote attributed to motivational speaker Jim Rohn? Is it possible that your personality could change according to your friend group? Or any company you keep?

Let’s take a look at how this idea applies to personality theory.

6 Unexpected Ways for Extraverts to Use Their Personality Type to Their Advantage

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 06, 2022

Many of the most talked-about skills Extraverts have are not necessarily the most important. While they’re great at getting on with people, there are many more hidden and unexpected ways that Extraverts can use their personality to lift up those around them and nurture closer relationships.

Here are six unexpected ways Extraverts can use their personality type to their advantage and for the benefit of others.

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.

7 Signs That You and Your Partner are Speaking a Different Love Language

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 19, 2022

No one dreams of getting into a relationship that feels awkward and difficult. Most of us start out thinking that the other person is the most exciting person in the world… but then things slowly start to go wrong.

When you and your partner are both speaking different love languages, things can quickly get lost in translation. You might feel distant, confused or even surprised. 

How to Find Your Enneagram Type: Know for Sure by Asking These 6 Questions

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 18, 2022

“I would like to know how to find my Enneagram type.”

Only a small subset of individuals who become interested in the Enneagram personality typing system will be forced to ask for this kind of advice. That’s because most people who take an online Enneagram test (or two, or three) are typed accurately and without confusion or ambiguity.

DISC Assessment - How to Dial Down Your Dominance on Your Team

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

Characterized by assertive, competitive and confident traits, Drive personalities – also known as Dominance personalities – are always strong characters in team settings. 

Sometimes, a high Drive personality is exactly what a team needs. But other times, it can cause problems.  

How Accurate are Career Aptitude Tests?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 19, 2022

Are career aptitude tests accurate? This is the first question that people ask themselves when they are considering taking one. The answer is not always clear-cut, but in general, these tests can be helpful in giving you an idea of what kinds of careers might be a good fit for you. 

In this blog post, we will discuss the accuracy of career aptitude tests and how they can help you find the right career or make adjustments to your current career to ensure it’s a better fit for your strengths, motivations and work style. 

Positive Affirmations for Every Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 05, 2022

Affirmations are a self-help strategy you can use to improve your self-confidence and redirect your mindset towards positive thoughts. By regularly repeating affirmations, you can establish the positive statements as fact in your mind, helping you feel stronger, more confident and more in control.

To find the best affirmations for you, use your core Enneagram type to shape the phrases you choose and how and when you use them. Here’s our list of positive affirmations for every Enneagram type to help you get started!

How Does the Enneagram Improve Emotional Intelligence in Organizations?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 19, 2022

For decades, if not centuries, the philosophy of business was to check your emotions at the door. The only skill welcome at work was one of practical action or logical analysis. Since the publication of Daniel Goleman’s seminal work Emotional Intelligence in 1995, there has been a realization of the importance of emotional intelligence to our work-related success. Since then, organizations have slowly been shifting towards valuing those skills and encouraging their development. 

Try These Career Tests To Help You Choose a College Major

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

As their name suggests, career tests can help you choose a career. But if you’re currently in college or plan to enroll soon, you could also benefit from taking a career test. These probing examinations can help you select your college major, and they may be especially useful if you’re trying to decide between various attractive possibilities.

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