Managing stress

Holiday stress & personality: Tips for each MBTI type

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Posted 17 Dec 2021 by Melissa Summer, Global Content Marketing Manager

Are your employees stressed about the holidays? Help them recognize their stress triggers and better manage stress with better understanding of their personality type

Survivor guilt and the aftermath of lockdown

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Posted 17 Jul 2020 by John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, The Myers-Briggs Company

Does personality impact survivor syndrome?

Be better at work, feel better in life

Be better at work
Posted 11 Jun 2018 by OPP

Explore resources to help use self-awareness for self-improvement

Taking action on stress

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Posted 22 Apr 2018 by Helen Rayner, Lead Consultant, OPP

In light of Stress Awareness Month, OPP Lead Consultant Helen Rayner asks what we mean by ‘awareness’.

Raising self-awareness: What works?

Self awareness
Posted 21 Nov 2017 by Helen Rayner, Lead Consultant, OPP

Do people with different type preferences use the same or different methods to develop their self-awareness?

How does personality type affect self-awareness?

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Posted 30 Oct 2017 by Helen Rayner, Lead Consultant, OPP

Continue to explore research around self-awareness – this time focusing on the role of your MBTI type.

Self awareness

Self awareness
Posted 28 Sep 2017 by Helen Rayner, Lead Consultant, OPP

Research results are in! How do people benefit from improved self-awareness and how do they get there?

Hidden figures

MBTI leadership and organisational culture
Posted 26 Apr 2017 by Katy Lyne, Principal Consultant, OPP

Gender, leadership and the pressure of organisational culture

Top MBTI and Type books

Top MBTI and type books
Posted 01 Mar 2017 by Collaboration - MBTI experts and practitioners

Which MBTI book will you add to your collection this World Book Day?

Top content summary from 2016

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Posted 20 Jan 2017 by John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, OPP

Did you miss some of the most popular content from last year?

What do you get when you fill a room with MBTI enthusiasts?

MBTI user event summary 2016
Posted 07 Jul 2016 by Penny Moyle, CEO at OPP

Penny Moyle reflects on an inspiring MBTI user event

Recovering from stress: Getting back to your best

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Posted 13 May 2016 by Penny Moyle, CEO at OPP and John Hackston, Head of Research at OPP

How knowing your MBTI Type and Core Character can help you recover from stress

Fixing the Foxes: stress, Leicester City, and personality Type

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Posted 06 May 2016 by John Hackston, Head of Research at OPP and Paul Wilson, Learning Consultant at OPP

Teamwork and managing stress - how a star team can defeat a team of stars

Core Characters under great stress: the grip experience

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Posted 28 Apr 2016 by Penny Moyle, CEO at OPP and John Hackston, Head of Research at OPP

Exploring what happens to us under extreme or prolonged stress and how it differs from everyday stress.

Everyday stress: Using Core Characters to understand what happens

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Posted 14 Apr 2016 by Penny Moyle, CEO at OPP and John Hackston, Head of Research at OPP

Two of OPP's top Type experts share a visual way of understanding everyday stress

Stress - it is personal

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Posted 02 Nov 2015 by Penny Moyle CEO at OPP and John Hackston Head of R&D at OPP

Quick fixes are great, but what about a long-term solution to managing stress?

Are open-plan offices bad for your wellbeing?

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Posted 01 Oct 2015 by John Hackston - Head of R&D at OPP

No-one likes open plan offices, so what can we do about it? Check out this research-based advice.

Top five blog articles of 2014

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Posted 29 Dec 2014 by OPP Ltd

Visits to our Personality Matters blog were at an all-time high in 2014, and we covered a wide range of topics in our weekly posts. Over the last 12 months we've talked about the best MBTI-based books and the various resources available for L&D teams. We’ve promoted Movember, and we’ve commented on the Paul Flowers furore. We've also continued to thrive as thought leaders in a diverse range of workplace psychology issues, from recruitment and assessment centres to polarity management. But what are the top five posts that readers have returned to again and again?

Ten more books about MBTI and type that you can't afford to be without!

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Posted 12 Sep 2014 by OPP

In the second of our blog posts looking at 20 invaluable books about MBTI® and type, we review another ten titles that have impressed MBTI practitioners or been a key support in their work with the MBTI assessment. As with the first batch, the books featured here are listed in no particular order, and comments are from individual reviewers who responded to our request for reviews on the Linked In group OPP Qualified Professionals.

Celebrate with 25 free resources for practitioners

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Posted 28 May 2014 by OPP

Few things in life are free – but OPP has some really cool free resources to support you in your work! To help celebrate our 25 years in the business, we’ve taken a trawl through the various goodies available for zero outlay on our website. They range from white papers and feedback materials to fun quick guides and infographics – many of which can also be found on our practitioner downloads page.

Top five blog articles of 2013

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Posted 17 Jan 2014 by OPP

The blog has been increasing in popularity over the last year. We've celebrated 70 years of the MBTI system with posts on best practice, ethics and the diversity of applications; we've blogged about topical events such as the horsemeat scandal, the European elections and Andy Murray's Wimbledon win; and we've continued to thrive as thought leaders in a diverse range of workplace psychology issues, from stress to benchmarking to onboarding and retention. But what are the top five posts that have kept readers coming back again and again?

Email - a short cut to winding up your colleagues?

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Posted 16 Oct 2013 by Betsy Kendall, COO and Head of Professional Services, OPP

Email communication is notoriously prone to misunderstanding. Deceptively informal, it lacks the richness of face-to-face communication. I’ve just experienced this myself (again): I sent what I thought was a clear and straightforward email, which was perceived by the recipient as pointed and critical. It has taken several voice-to-voice conversations to clarify and mend fences. I don’t know about you, but I need all the help I can get to avoid my emails causing conflict and confusion.

Sixteen business psychology resources to help you manage stress

Posted 05 Sep 2013 by dorianh

Workplace stress accounts for 40% of work-related illness, yet employers often shy away from giving stress the attention it deserves. The business psychologists at OPP are an exception though, giving plenty of thought to this lingering problem. We believe that if organisations and individuals take the right approach, they can build resilience and boost performance. Want to know more about that ‘right approach’? Then take a look at some of the best resources we’ve put together on the subject.

The sporting elite: which personality characteristics contribute to sporting success?

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Posted 14 Aug 2013 by Betsy Kendall, Chief Operating Officer, OPP, and Fiona Young, R&D intern, OPP

With Andy Murray clinching victory in the Wimbledon final, the England cricket team winning the Ashes, Chris Froome becoming the second British winner of the Tour de France and Christine Ohuruogu scooping gold in the 400m at the World Athletics Championships, it's been another great summer of British sporting success. Of course, physical prowess and natural sporting ability are essential ingredients for elite athletes, but here we consider which personality traits might make the difference between the good and the great in the sporting world.

Avoiding the ‘so what?’ factor with MBTI development

Posted 12 Jun 2013 by Dr Penny Moyle, CEO at OPP

When I speak to people who have ‘done the MBTI’, all too often all they can recall from their experience is their four-letter MBTI type (sometimes even that is a stretch!). The initial impact has been lost, and the ongoing learning that should have opened up after cracking their four-letter code has eluded them.

Do learning strategies mediate the relationship between personality and stress?

Posted 22 May 2013 by Gaby Walker, Support R&D Consultant at OPP

We have all felt stress at work at some point in our lives. It has been estimated that over 105 million working days are lost each year because of work-related stress, and OPP’s own research found that over 70% of UK workers find their work stressful. However, whilst low-level stress affects most people, this doesn’t have to lead to distress for any one individual. Using the right coping strategies can cut the link between stress and distress; manageable amounts of pressure can then have a positive impact and enhance motivation and increase engagement.

Infographic: the psychology of stress

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Posted 13 May 2013 by OPP Ltd

If you think stress is everywhere, you’re right! But do you know how to cut the seemingly inevitable tie between the stressors of modern life, and the type of distress that sends people off sick, off the radar or off the rails? Our infographic takes a peek.

Leadership - 10 New Year's resolutions

Posted 04 Jan 2013 by OPP

Having blogged on the theme of leadership through the last quarter of 2012, OPP presents 10 top tips for keeping leaders in top condition during 2013 and beyond.

How festive are you feeling?

Posted 21 Dec 2012 by opp

In December, our lives are dominated by Christmas. That, at least, is what TV, internet and high street window displays would have us believe. In the interests of glimpsing the truth behind the tinsel glitz and Christmas muzak, OPP carried out a survey a few years ago to see how people approached the various elements of the festive season.

How festive are you feeling?

Posted 21 Dec 2012 by opp

In December, our lives are dominated by Christmas. That, at least, is what TV, internet and high street window displays would have us believe. In the interests of glimpsing the truth behind the tinsel glitz and Christmas muzak, OPP carried out a survey a few years ago to see how people approached the various elements of the festive season.