Personality Traits Self-Management Resources
We want to make sure that you have the resources and information to manage the various aspects of your personality. Below you will find some resources that may be of help to you.
Supports at HQ
If you are interested in joining a group at HQ to discuss your personality traits, please ask to speak with a clinician. If you are not at the clinic, when you are there next, please answer “yes” to our screening question about receiving mental health support.
Social Anxiety Information Sheets and Workbooks
Australia’s Centre for Clinical Interventions developed resources to provide interventions for people experiencing social anxiety. The resources provide information on social anxiety as well as workbooks and worksheets that help develop strategies to manage anxiety in social situations.
Coping with Social Anxiety: The Best Self-Help Strategies
This resource provides strategies to help manage or overcome symptoms of social anxiety. It includes strategies for social coping, emotional coping, day-to-day strategies, and things to avoid.
Anxiety Canada has put together an information guide on social anxiety and has provided various resources that may be of use. Included are toolkits for developing practical strategies to manage anxiety, apps, short educational videos, and blog articles.
Greater Good in Action
The practices in Greater Good in Action are for anyone who wants to improve their social and emotional well-being, or the well-being of others. Happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness are skills that can be taught and developed over time—with practice.
Perfectionism Information Sheets and Workbooks
Australia’s Centre for Clinical Interventions developed a resource that provides information sheets and a workbook on perfectionism. This information package is designed to help you understand what is helpful and unhelpful about being a perfectionist. The goal is not for you to give up your high standards altogether but to learn to pursue healthy high standards rather than unrelenting high standards that negatively impact your life.
Improving Assertiveness Workbook
This information package created by Australia’s Centre for Clinical Interventions is designed to provide you with some information about assertiveness – what it is, what stops us from being assertive and how to become more assertive.
This information package created by Australia’s Centre for Clinical Interventions is designed to provide you with some information about interpersonal problems: What is Anger? Anger Coping Strategies, Assertive Communication, Coping with Stress, Grief and Bereavement. (Please click on Information Sheets - Interpersonal Problems)
Radical Honesty, The New Revised Edition: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth
by Brad Blanton
Dr. Blanton, a psychotherapist and expert on stress management, explores the myths, superstitions and lies by which we all live. He shares how stress comes not from the environment, but from the self-built jail of the mind. And what keeps you in our self-built jails is lying. Not telling your friends, lovers, spouses, or bosses about what you do, feel, or think keeps you locked in that mind jail. The way out is to get good at telling the truth, and Dr. Blanton provides the practical tools you can use to escape from that jail of the mind. In Radical Honesty, Dr. Blanton coaches on how to have lives that work, how to have relationships that are alive and passionate, and how to create intimacy where none exists.
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress
by Matthew McKay
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. To make use of these techniques, you need to build skills in four key areas: distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, a collaborative effort from three esteemed authors, offers straightforward, step-by-step exercises for learning these concepts and putting them to work for real and lasting change.