Whatever: How My Social Style Streamlined My Adult Life.

I like taking the odd personality test at times. MBTI, Big Five, Buzzfeed quizzes.

(For anyone curious, it’s ENFJ, 76th percentile in open-mindedness and apparently, of all the Disney princesses, I’m Ariel.)

The tests seem mostly accurate, but the results always switch around on the extroversion/introversion ratio. I seem to have no leanings either one way or the other, socially speaking. In other words, I’m either an Extroverted Introvert or an Introverted Extrovert.

My extroverted side has rarely needed much taking care of. I’ve always been very lucky in life to have a great group of family, friends, colleagues and roommates I can call upon for a fun night out. My introverted side, however, sometimes needs a little more cherishing, especially in a world of open office spaces, group projects and everyone telling you about the ‘importance of networking.’ 

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Thinking on Social Media: Good Habits and Bad.

Instagram recently put out an announcement that it will be hiding the number of likes posts get. In Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri’s words, the company wants “people to worry a little bit less about how many likes they’re getting on Instagram and spend a bit more time connecting with the people that they care about.” Amidst stories of cyberbullying, excessive competition and unhealthy comparisons, social media platforms are trying to be more conscious of the effects they have on their users. This includes Instagram allowing you to set a timer on the amount of time you spent on the app, Twitter regulating its content and Facebook trying to curb the spread of fake news.

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