10 Habits of People Who Thrive Under Pressure

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

At some point in your life, you’re going to be put in a high-pressure situation where your nerves will be tested. For some people, the ability to cope under pressure comes naturally. For others, it takes some practice.

The people who thrive under pressure are the ones who are able to fall back on tried-and-test techniques and coping mechanisms to keep their cool. They know how to draw on their support network, utilize the tools around them and most importantly, stay flexible.

How Each Personality Type Acts During Grip Stress

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

Have you ever acted out of character under stress? Maybe you're usually happy-go-lucky but become pessimistic when overwhelmed. Or perhaps you pride yourself on being calm and pragmatic but find yourself acting uncharacteristically emotional when the going gets tough. 

Sound familiar? Chances are, you're experiencing grip stress. 

9 Ways Personality Typing Can Improve Your Life in 2023

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

As the New Year gathers pace, even those who didn’t make New Year’s resolutions – or have already abandoned them – are still thinking about making improvements in their lives in one way or another. When the calendar flips to January, it’s only natural to think about how the upcoming year might be better than the last one. Everybody does it to one extent or another.

What Are The Best Career Planning Tools for High School Students?

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

What do you want to be when you grow up? The question still makes me break out in a cold sweat, even though it has been years since it was asked of me. I sympathize with the high schoolers of today who are struggling to answer this question. The pressure on them is mounting as the cost and admission standards of higher education continue to rise. 

How to Make 2023 Your Best Year Yet, Based on Your Enneagram Type

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

Massive changes are on the horizon, and from climate to politics and from the economy to public health, the next twelve months promise to be dramatic ones. Change can feel daunting, but it can also herald a brave new world full of opportunities that never existed before. 

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 is the Best Career Test for College Students?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 25, 2022

Most university career advisors would probably say that there is no single best career test for college students. But there may be a career test for college students that is perfect for you, depending on your current circumstances and what you’re trying to discover about yourself.

With that in mind, here are our recommendations for the best career tests, based on what you’re trying to achieve. 

The Best Goal Setting Strategy for Every Enneagram Type

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 24, 2022

It's often been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. There is some wisdom in this idea, and nowhere is this more apparent than with New Year’s resolutions. People make them, they break them, and then they make them again the following year. Rinse and repeat.

This can be a frustrating pattern because it seems so hard to overcome.

What are the DISC Profiles of Creative Professions?

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 24, 2022

You may have taken the DISC personality assessment and wondered if placing your work personality into one box was accurate. Although the DISC can accurately categorize many careers, there’s a bit of a caveat regarding creative professions. For example, how does a rock star fit into the DISC? 

Few creative jobs fall into one single quadrant of the DISC — most of the time, you’ll find creative professionals at the intersections. Unusual jobs take an interesting combination of skills! 

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