At some point in our lives, we find that we will not get along with everyone. As we get older, we start to learn that each partner influences the relationship. The strength of a relationship is determined by desire and the willingness to keep the relationship strong. For some, establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship may be easy. But for others, this may seem impossible or unrealistic.
We Are Made to Connect
For everyone, having healthy, positive relationships is key to living a fulfilling, purposeful life. God has designed us to have relationships with others, including with Him! Even in the very beginning, God stated “It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” (Genesis 2:18 NLT). God made Eve like Adam, in that she was human, but different in most other aspects.
Adam and Eve had their own thoughts, feelings, actions, and physical characteristics. This also includes quirks, likes, dislikes, personalities, and the list goes on! God did not make a clone of Adam because he knew it was not needed. God made us all different. Our differences are what make us unique and bring us together. Oftentimes, we have the most problems with others when roles are misunderstood. Or, when boundaries are crossed and clear communication is lacking.
It can be difficult to repair or improve a relationship if we do not know exactly what is wrong.
Therapy helps us process thoughts, identify feelings, and challenge behaviors. But, there are times where you may want or need something different than therapy. In those times, one avenue to pursue is personality testing.
Personality testing has been around for decades. But, the purpose of using them has changed over time. At present, personality assessments can be used for a variety of reasons.
When trying to identify if personality testing is a good fit for you, answer these questions:
Do you find it hard to get along with others?
Are you having relationship troubles?
Do you notice a negative pattern of relationship choices?
Do you seem to push people away and don’t know why?
Are you not seeing progress in therapy?
Do you have trouble with making or keeping friends?
Do you feel “stuck” where you are and are not sure how to proceed?
Have you ever experienced a breach of trust with someone that you find yourself disconnected from others?
Do you notice you have difficulties, but you are not sure if therapy would be helpful at this time?
Have you have tried several medications and they do not seem to be working?
Dr. Brenna Grant Squires – Psychologist/Author
* If you answered YES to any of the questions above, personality testing may be a helpful avenue to try.
Personality Testing in Tampa, FL Can Help
If you’re having a hard time getting along with others, personality testing may be helpful for you. It can also help if you notice a negative pattern of relationship choices, or feel stuck in therapy. Personality testing takes a deeper look at your perspective on life. It evaluates if you may have personality styles that may negatively impact relationships. The therapist can use the evaluation to help identify the root cause of those patterns. Once found, they can also provide tools to change them.
If you would like to have personality testing completed, please contact Sheltering Oaks Counseling at 813-982-4230 and set up an appointment.
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Other Mental Health Services at Sheltering Oaks Counseling
Your family may need help in more than one way. At Sheltering Oaks Counseling, we want to meet the mental health needs of every member of your family. Therefore, we offer a number of mental health services at our Wesley Chapel, FL based therapy clinic. For example, our therapists offer Christian counseling, counseling for young adults, therapy for cancer survivors and trauma therapy. We also have marriage counseling, family therapy, play therapy, and counseling for ministers. Not only can we help you in our Tampa area counseling offices, but we can also work with you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Florida.
Additionally, we offer several types of testing services, including neuropsychological testing, ADHD testing, psychoeducational evaluation, Gifted testing, and more. Finally, our specialty services for veterans and parents as IEP advocates can help you too! We would love to connect when you are ready to reach out.