Personality

Do secrets make you ill? - Personality quiz

Some secrets are more likely to cause mind wandering and it’s that, not the secret itself, that interferes with contentment, says Ben Ambridge<p><b>Psst! Keeping secrets may not actually be such a great idea. So how many do you currently have? And are you keeping any that include the following?</b><p><b>List …

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Lines For When You Want To Avoid Small Talk

Larry David complained about a lot of things on <i>Curb Your Enthusiasm</i> (which you can stream on HBO Now before the new season) but one societal convention that completely deserved his ire was the pointless, tiresome social ritual that is small talk. There are people that claim small talk is the grease …

Introverts

Are You A Beach Person Or A Mountain Person? This Is What Your Choice Says About You

When you stand atop a mountain, stare as the waves roll by at a beach, or walk through a wide expanse of trees, what are the thoughts that cross your …

Introverts

Carolyn Hax: When the in-laws visit, an introvert fidgets

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Hi, Carolyn: I live with my husband in a 750-square-foot apartment in an expensive city. I’m an introvert and I hate having houseguests for more than one or two nights, but my husband has made it clear that his family’s visits are priorities. When his sister</i> …

Introverts

Narcissistic parent: dealing with a narcissistic parent yourself.

Having a narcissistic parent.<p>Narcissism facts -infographic<p>Being the child of a narcissistic mother or father is difficult, to say the least. …

Parenting

How to Avoid the Machiavellianism That Derails Careers

What’s in it for me?<p>Machiavellianism is one of the four “dark personality traits,” and I would guess that all of you have encountered at least <i>one</i> …

Leadership

Pattie Lovett-Reid: What’s your money personality? Take this test!

Pattie Lovett-Reid<p>Chief Financial Commentator, CTV<p>Follow|Archive<p>When you are in a relationship, you’re typically in that relationship both …

Business (Canada)

What Does Your Fragrance Say About You?

Photo Credit: www.pixabay.com<i>When it comes to style and beauty, the lion’s share of our attention goes toward what we look like. But another</i> …

Beauty

The hidden ways your language betrays your character

Every time we open our mouths, we unwittingly reveal our personalities.<p>If you overheard a conversation on a bus, do you think you could tell from the words that were used and the topics discussed, the personality of the people who were chatting? What about if I showed you a short story? Could you …

Language

I Am an Introvert and This Is How I Deal With Social Situations

Introvert is a noun meaning a shy, reticent person, someone who is inward-looking. Growing up, I always wondered why I had a difficult time making …

Introverts

The personality trait most people see as a weakness may actually be a huge asset in business

Humility isn't a trait you'd often associate with business.<p>Confidence, resilience, and persuasiveness are all no-brainers, but it's hard to see how a generous slice of humble pie will get you ahead.<p>If anything, it would seem like having a modest view of your abilities and putting others before you …

Leadership

Briggs Personality Type

• Strive for accuracy and tend to be very thorough<br>• Need as much information and detail as possible to be effective<br>• Fear criticism and can take it very …

Myers-Briggs

How to Deal with Social Awkwardness

Many of us have experienced awkward moments, where we don’t understand a particular social situation and put our foot in our mouths. While these …

Introverts

Happier people aren't any chattier than the rest of us — but they do speak differently

It doesn't take a carefully designed scientific study to prove that bland, repetitive conversations about the weather or your local sports team can bore you silly.<p>But does this sort of standard small talk have any more significant impacts on your happiness?<p>The verdict from intriguing new research …

Introverts

Quiz: Which Classic Typeface Best Represents Your Personality?

Image via lucamascaro (Creative Commons / Flickr)<br>If your personality were a typeface, would you be the all-time favorite Times New Roman or the …

6 Reasons It's Easy to Be Fooled by a Narcissist

Source: Photograph by Sebastian Pichler. Copyright free. Unsplash.com<p>One of the questions I asked myself again and again, especially during my …

Relationships

If You Are An Awkward Introvert, These Comics Will Show You That You’re Not Alone

Being an introvert in this extroverted world is difficult, you have to speak up, participate, all just to survive. We introverts have a crazy world …

Introverts

Here’s The Kind Of Relationship Each Myers-Briggs Type Thrives In

While some rely on stability, others need constant reinvention<p>A common misconception we all make at one point or another in the dating game is …

Myers-Briggs

Design your Personal Growth

This curated column is authored by Melissa Mandelbaum, Product Designer at Dropbox<p>Over the years, I’ve been so lucky to work on teams that support my …

Myers-Briggs

Check out this "co-op personality test" on Xbox One today

<i>Moon Hunters</i> was released on Xbox One today, becoming the first “co-op personality test” on the console. It’s actually a video-game, not a test, and it doesn’t seem to tell you anything about your own personality. In spite of itself though, <i>Moon Hunters</i> is a beautiful game that weaves a compelling …

Xbox One

Murder accused's personality disorders don't qualify as mental disorders in law, forensic psychiatrist tells court

It follows the evidence earlier this week of a defence psychiatrist, who told the Central Criminal Court that Alan Cawley had three mental disorders …

News (Ireland)

Is It Narcissism or Sociopathy?

Source: Wikimedia Commons by Caravaggio.Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) are two distinct mental …

Psychology

Stop Trying to Make Yourself Fit a Career That's Not Right For You

A new assessment tool guides users toward ventures and business models that are a more natural match for their inherent personality traits.<p>When entrepreneurs start down the path of building a new enterprise, they often follow textbook criteria: They turn to feasibility assessments that analyze the …

Myers-Briggs

Personality vs. Party

Pretty much every day, I hear or see people arguing, shouting, screaming, or even threatening that all Republicans must give Donald Trump more or …

Politics

QUIZ: Which Home Décor Style Matches Your Personality?

Picture your dream home. What do you think of? Are there waves crashing on a sandy beach nearby or do you hear the sounds of the busy city? Are you …

Conservative POV

What Your Data Scientist Wishes You Knew

<i>By Daniel Wesley</i><p>Big data: It’s the topic on everyone’s lips. Even high schoolers are clamoring to get into the data science field -- they realize jobs in the data sector are expected to grow more than sevenfold, totaling nearly 3 million positions by 2020.<p>The demand for data experts is high, but …

Introverts

9 Personality Traits of Ideal Followers

The most common yet underrated and overlooked role that we play in life is the one that none of us admits to aspiring to: the role of follower. …

Leadership

How to Turn Your Kid's Dropped Nap Into "Quiet Time"

When you’re a parent, naptime is the second most-looked-forward-to moment of the day. It’s the hour (or two, or three, if you’re lucky) that you get …

Introverts

How travel can help social anxiety -- and how it can't.

THE BOY looked at me as though he might find something in my eyes. “Why don’t you ever talk?” he said.<p>I slumped down in my seat. My face reddened. I …

Introverts

17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality

There’s really no such thing as having an “anxious mind.” There is only having your anxiety fueled by your thoughts (which is something that everyone …

Mind