Personal development, Psychology, Self-awareness

16 Do’s and Don’t’s with using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is still wildly popular as a personality assessment method. In 2014, two million people took the test, in seventy different countries, and in 21 languages. But MBTI has drawn a lot of bashing over recent years, ...
Based on books, Personal development, Psychology, Self-awareness

The 8 Psychological Defense Mechanisms that Explain Why You Do That

At a basic level, psychological defense mechanisms are the lies we tell ourselves to avoid pain. It is difficult to overstate the importance of becoming aware of our own unique combo platters of PDMs. They shape our personalities in quite ...
Based on books, Creativity, Love and Relationships, Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness

The ‘Upper Limit Problem’

The upper limit problem is from Gay Hendricks’s book, The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level. It’s all about our tendency to self-sabotage during peak moments in our careers and relationships. Having upper ...
Creativity, Personal development, Productivity, Psychology, Self-awareness, Spirituality

Near Enemies of Love and Happiness

The meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg talks of love having both ‘near and far enemies’. It isn’t just love that has such enemies; other states emblematic of a fulfilling life do too.  For most of us, the near enemies are more ...