from: Parenting Skill ENFP Must Embrace Energy-ENFPs Can Do Anything!
Parenting skill for the ENFP child can be a bit challenging from the standpoint in the headline above….you will have a hard time telling them what to do!
ENFP, Extraverted with Intuition, Feeling and Perceiving, parenting skill can be improved by understanding that these ENFP young ones are powerfully energetic, and independent, and don’t believe in “constructive criticism” at any age. This can be a discipline issue for you Mom and Dad at times.
Firstly understand that this page is devoted to helping you as a loving parent or guardian, regardless of your type, better understand how to use your instinctive nature to improve your parenting skill by nurturing your child.
Your nature and your child’s nature is your personality type and your child’s type as discovered through the Myers Briggs Test. You may or may not be ESFP; but, if your child is ENFP than this page can guide you in developing outstanding parenting skill as you raise and interact with your ENFP child.
You’ll be introduced to several key personality characteristics of the ENFP child and you’ll be given some suggestions as to things to do that will improve parenting skill and help nurture you ENFP child all through life.
We’ll assume that you know your personality type and that your child is ENFP…or you think they are…..here we go!!
Some Characteristics of the ENFP Child-Some Behaviors to Look For
- Very high energy level here
- Very creative and imaginative young ones
- Will try to talk, express themselves at very young ages
- Very attuned to your feelings Mom and Dad…..very
- These kids can get loud…the energy of others (which is their fuel) cranks them….maturity (time) is the solution
- School is a great field and release for their powerful imagination
- These children see potential…and what could be…in everything!
- These kids (and adults) are great at beginnings….not so naturally good at finishing’s!
- You’ll find these kids intermediating between their friends to help them solve issues
- The ENFP child is playful, engaging….but has a short attention span….typically
- Very individualistic…now and as they grow older…get ready!
- No such thing as constructive criticism for the ENFP…at any age
- Will seek and warm to harmonious situations and environments…the opposite can destroy them!
- The ENFP thinks out loud
Regardless of Your Type Mom and Dad-Here Are Some Things You Can Do to Nurture the ENFP Child and Improve Parenting Skill.
- Channel the very high energy level here to, thru many activities
- Remember they are energized by people…let them SAFELY explore that
- They are (can be) wonderful “brainstormers”….allow their intuition and vision to wonder…guide it constructively when you can
- Let them fantasize and try NOT to criticize it….they are not daydreaming!
- Use their energy and creativity to help you solve problems….they are validated and praised for this
- Praise them a lot
- You’ll get their “feelings” and “emotions” a lot, try not to talk them out of this
- Let them go from thing to thing as they begin this and begin that…eventually they will settle with guidance
In conclusion Mom or Dad, if you are ENFP than most of the above seemed pretty natural and may have brought back childhood memories; but, if you are not a Intuitive Feeler (NF) or a Intuitive Perceiver (NP)maybe the above can better aid you as you develop you parenting skill.
The ENFP is one of the more average types in terms of distribution as 6-8% of the entire American population is ENFP…..female ENFPs abound a bit more with 7-9% of American females this type and 4-6% of American males this type. (Estimation)