ENFP

People Hack: Four Tips on How to Greet Someone Who's Name You've Forgotten

People Hack: Four Tips on How to Greet Someone Who's Name You've Forgotten

As a startup founder and the Director of an Entrepreneurship Center, I meet plenty of new people each day. I expend a lot of effort to ensure I remember each person I meet, but the sheer volume of people I'm introduced to each day makes it challenging to remember each person and the context under which we connected. Because of this, I've had to develop a few tricks to interact with people whom's names or faces I don't remember.

How to Get Successful Results When Debating with a Person with a Feeling-Perceiving Preference

How to Get Successful Results When Debating with a Person with a Feeling-Perceiving Preference

Yesterday, I shared tips on how to hold your own in a debate with person with a Thinking-Judging preference.   After reading the article, several of you asked me via email and on Facebook for an article detailing how to communicate with a person with a Feeling-Perceiving preference.  If yesterday's post was an education on logic and critical thinking skills (which are imperative when communicating with TJs), today's is a crash course on emotional intelligence. So, with that in mind, here are four tips for getting positive results when debating with people with a Feeling-Perceiving preference.

3 Things That Will Transform an Inspirer (NF Preference) from Gandhi to Tupac

3 Things That Will Transform an Inspirer (NF Preference) from Gandhi to Tupac

People of the Inspirer Personality Style (ENFJ, ENFP, INFJ, INFP) are some of the most loving human beings on earth.  They are the only temperament in which all four types share a Feeling preference, and this combined with their preference for Intuition cause them to strive toward fulfilling their vision of  a world where people are treated equally, emotionally supported, and living their life’s purpose.  While Inspirers are extremely nurturing and caring, they can also  become crusading, aggressive, cold, or distant if they feel one of their values are violated. Here are 3 things that can transform an Inspirer from Gandhi to Tupac.

Four Things that Happen To Our Personalities as We Age

Four Things that Happen To Our Personalities as We Age

Today is my birthday, and during this day I usually reflect on how much I’ve grown and how much more growing I have to do.   As I contemplate my own development, I can’t help but to look at how our personality affects our maturation. So today, in the spirit of self-reflection, I’d like to look at four things that happen to our personality as we age. 

Does Your Personality Affect Your Religious Preference?

Does Your Personality Affect Your Religious Preference?

Mankind has relied on religion since the beginning of civilization to answer questions about our origins and about what happens to us when we die.  In the past, your religion was usually dictated by the part of the world you lived in and the cultural group you were part of. However, today these influences aren’t as strong in the western world as we have unprecedented access to information. Nowadays, religious preference depends more on your own personal ideas and philosophy. 

Looking for Motivation? Look to Your Personality…

Looking for Motivation?  Look to Your Personality…

Staying motivated is challenging, especially if you are doing a task that you hate. However, I’ll share a way you can stay motivated in any task. Simply use your personality style's core motivator.

#FamousFriday: EL Presidente, the ENTP

#FamousFriday:  EL Presidente, the ENTP

Welcome to Famous Friday!  Every Friday, I’ll profile a celebrity, athlete, or politician and share my insights on their personality.    On the inaugural edition of Famous Friday, I’d like to profile none other than the President of the United States, Barack Obama.  

Dating Your Diametric Opposite: How to Make it Work

Dating Your Diametric Opposite: How to Make it Work

For the past year, I've been dating my diametric opposite.  As an ardent student of personality psychology, I typically pay close attention to what the science says about my compatibility with an individual before I decide to get serious.    However, in this instance, I broke all of those rules.