Pioneering personal development through the lens of personality models

Meet Personality Hacker

Personality Hacker is an organization designed to help people leverage their own mental processes to optimize whatever can be optimized: productivity, communication, job satisfaction, and most importantly – happiness.

When we get these needs met we stop being so myopic and start seeing a bigger picture.

The Three Primary Areas Of Focus In Our Programs

You and Your Personality

You are the “the designer of your own destiny.” If you’re creating your life, understanding what drives you is key to getting where you want to go.

You and the Personalities of Your Friends and Family

We don’t live life in a vacuum. Once you know, like and LOVE yourself – it’s time to know, like and love others. These are the lovers, family members and children that make life worth living.

You and the Personalities of Your Business Team

Understanding the people you’re working with and how to communicate, motivate and delegate to them effectively can transform the results of your business.

Who You Are

You’re used to being the ‘odd man out’. You may even feel like you’ve been an alien your entire life. You’re used to seeing things other people miss, making accurate predictions, having one-sided relationships and feeling marginalized/misunderstood/invalidated.

You may have discovered you’re an Intuitive in the Myers-Briggs system and that helped explain a lot about you. But that’s not the end of the journey. In fact, that’s just the beginning.

If you ask yourself:

  • How can I harness this understanding?
  • How can I make a big impact in the world?
  • How can I find my ‘tribe’?
  • How can I become the absolute best version of myself and know I left the camp better than when I got here?

If you are intimately concerned with these questions, then Personality Hacker is passionate about providing you with tools and resources to make a big difference in the world.

If we do justice to our path, at some point we realize that personality types are just training wheels and graduate to a level that doesn’t need them.


Who You Aren’t

If you like (or even love) personality type systems, but don’t understand it as a tool for personal development we may not be your go-to site. We think we’ve got an interesting and accessible take on Myers-Briggs, Enneagram and so on, and please feel free to stay and read our articles and listen to our podcast.

We may not be able to ultimately sate your appetite. Our goal isn’t to dissect a system for its own sake, but rather to utilize the system in order to reprogram our own minds.

Like Jack Kornfield says, “Every facet, every department of your mind, is to be programmed by you. And unless you assume your rightful responsibility, and begin to program your own mind, the world will program it for you.”

That quote makes us horny. If it doesn’t do much for you, we recommend these fantastic resources (that we love):

Who We Are

We’re passionate about doing big stuff for the planet. And we don’t mean that in the ‘we’re making the world a better place by…’ way.

We mean – all of us doing big stuff. Focusing on the major issues we face as a species in the unique way we’re facing them at this point in history.

It seems clear to us that there are a lot of people who have it in them to be contributors or even the driving force to solve major local and global issues.

There’s a talent pool of amazing people just sitting there waiting to be ignited.

But not everyone with the talent grabs the torch and runs with it.

Our suspicion? We get really lost in our own issues, problems and self-doubt.

With just some focus on our growth and development, we can do extraordinary things when we can just climb our way out of our own bullshit.

The reason why we love personality psychology is that we’ve observed growth can get derailed when you don’t know your type, aka ‘how your brain is wired’.


For example, you may LOVE growth/achievement gurus like Anthony Robbins, David Allen, Oprah Winfrey, etc. and work to emulate them. But if you have a different type than they do you may bend over backwards to copy their methods, advice and path only to have minimal results.

If you know your type, however, you can find the right people to emulate along with methods that focus on your natural strengths.

Looking through the lens of Myers-Briggs and Jungian psychology is the first entry point, so we spend about 80% of our time focusing on it.

But the cookie crumb trail doesn’t end there.

We also love the Enneagram, the Graves Model (the root model for Spiral Dynamics), Leary’s 8 Circuit model (as described by Robert Anton Wilson), Systems Thinking, General Semantics, and a host of other maps and models that we feel guide our path toward making a real impact.

Some of our stuff is shallow (for beginners), and some of it goes way down the rabbits’ hole (for the typology geeks). The entry point isn’t the important thing, it’s how you can apply it to become the best version of you.

Meet The Personalities Behind Personality Hacker

  • Joel Mark Witt
    Joel Mark Witt Co-Owner | CEO

    Personality Profile: Exploration-Authenticity (ENFP)
    Enneagram Type: 6w7

    Joel Mark Witt is a speaker, writer, and digital media entrepreneur with a focus on personal growth and transformational leadership.

    As the co-owner and CEO of Personality Hacker, he oversees a new kind of publishing company that merges digital media with emerging models of human development focused on helping people “hack” their personalities and create more happiness in their lives.

    • Antonia Dodge
      Antonia Dodge Co-Owner | Profiler | Lead Trainer

      Personality Profile: Exploration-Accuracy (ENTP)
      Enneagram Type: 3w4

      Seeing how people tick is at the heart of Antonia’s natural ability to understand how people systems work. She is an author, thought leader, coach, trainer, systems thinker, and personality profiling expert. At the age of 15 Antonia picked up a book on personality psychology and her world changed forever. She began to see the patterns of why people do what they do – not based on behavior alone – but based on how the mind works. Antonia has co-developed a 6-month profiler training course that teaches coaches and business professionals how to speed read people, understand how their mind works and and then work with the unique personality for achievement, life purpose, or team building.

      • Charis Branson
        Charis Branson Operations Manager

        Personality Profile: Perspectives-Harmony (INFJ)
        Enneagram Type: 1w9 sx/sp

        Charis Branson is a professional massage therapist, Medical QiGong practitioner, speaker, author and thought leader. As an INFJ (Perspectives/Harmony in the Genius System) she understands many of the challenges that the Intuitives in the Personality Hacker community deal with. Charis is the operations manager for Personality Hacker.

        • Kimberly Ruffner
          Kimberly Ruffner Profiler Training Community Manager | Certified Profiler

          Personality Profile: Effectiveness-Perspectives (ENTJ)
          Enneagram Type: 3w4 sx/sp

          Kimberly Ruffner is addicted to seeing minds expand, passionate about challenging people to be their best, and has a habit of exploring near by rabbit holes with friends. She is a competitive athlete, mother of four, and an Army Veteran of 9 years. She served in Hawaii, Alaska, and Iraq as a Blackhawk door gunner and was the USARPAC SOY in 2003. Kimberly has traveled the world going to Mexico, China and Kenya to use her skills for organization and implementation to bring comfort and aid to others. She has worked with juvenile delinquents and battered women in Michigan. She attended the University of Alaska to study Philosophy and Ceramic Sculpture and is a house flipper, jack of all trades, and all around badass. As an ENTJ (Effectiveness/Perspectives in the Genius System) she is adept at creating systems that make Personality Hacker a well-oiled machine. Kimberly is our Profiler Training Community Manager and a Certified Profiler.

          • Holly McIntosh
            Holly McIntosh Director of Content & Community

            Personality Type: ENFJ
            Enneagram Type: 3w2 sx/so
            Aries Sun, Taurus Ascendant, Gemini Moon

            Holly’s commitment to human development & connection, spirituality, health & wellness, social justice, community outreach, and entrepreneurship runs deep. As a result, she has shared meditation with communities all over the world including inmates at Allegheny County Jail and students at Little Wound School in Pine Ridge, SD. Holly is a Reiki Practitioner, the oldest of six kids, and a survivor of suicide. She became fascinated with human development and obsessed with studying anything she could get her hands on, from typology to astrology. Her personal experiences with emotional trauma and health issues led her down the path of starting her own coaching and consulting company where she works with individuals, businesses, and organizations who want to create massive changes and shifts whether it be health & wellness, business, creative, or spiritual.

            Holly is the Director of Content & Community and a Profiler-in-Training with Personality Hacker and looks forward to connecting with you digitally and in person!

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