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  1. #1
    INFJ - The Protectors

    The ESTP Child

    From: Parenting Skill ESTP Requires Energy and Let Them Explore!

    Parenting skill estp....well "Hold onto you hats Mom and Dad", the nature of this child is learning by energetic exploration!! Your Parenting Skill will by pushed with this type, but you gotta love em for it!
    ESTP, Extraverted with Sensing, Thinking and Perceiving, parenting skill can be improved by understanding that these ESTP young ones are pushing every limit, learning by exploration and adventure, will do everything by themselves. If you can go with that Mom and Dad they can be exciting and fun to raise!
    Firstly understand that this page is devoted to helping you as a loving parent or guardian 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 ESTP; but, if your child is ESTP than this page can guide you in developing outstanding parenting skill as you raise and interact with your ESTP child.
    You’ll be introduced to several key personality characteristics of the ESTP child and you’ll be given some suggestions as to things to do that will improve parenting skill and help nurture you ESTP child all through life.
    We’ll assume that you know your personality type and that your child is ESTP…or you think they are…..here we go!!
    Some Characteristics of the ESTP Child-Some Behaviors to Look For

    • As babies they are moving a lot, wiggling, active, will resist being reigned in
    • They love new experiences
    • They can be very friendly to strangers
    • The ESTP toddler makes friends
    • They will ride bikes, climb, swim, run…love activity
    • Your ESTP child will probably love the outside world
    • The ESTP child will have their emotional moments but they tend to be calm, even tempered
    • These kids have a way of logically knowing and seeing the details of activity…this yields a casualness and a easygoing style you will see
    • Mom and Dad you may get tons of questions from these young ones and they have a tendency to get in your face as they ask them
    • Be ready to repeat yourself
    • The ESTP child does not like rules much but won’t rebel strictly due to a rule
    • These kids understand action discipline more than words…not spanking necessarily just action…take it away
    • They tend to be popular school agers
    • They are great mimics, love facial expressions and body movements
    • You may notice a relative short attention span….that will change in time but is a reality
    • As the ESTP grows they need to be taught about how the other person feels
    • They are very aware of their bodies
    • Love their freedom and want more of it

    Regardless of Your Type Mom and Dad-Here Are Some Things You Can Do to Nurture the ESTP Child and Improve Parenting Skill

    • Let them wear themselves out rather than you…they have lots of energy
    • Give them outlets for their energy
    • Kid proof your house they will find everything
    • They see the detail in the world…let them express this…if you aren’t a Sensor this may be difficult…do it anyway
    • SHOW them the boundaries you have set for them…not just talk SHOW them
    • Be consistent in discipline
    • Try to be logical with them in word an deed
    • Be ready for un-feeling comments…rephrase if back to them
    • Show them how to be patient…again actions
    • Explain, show if possible, the emotional consequences of some behaviors
    • The ESTP thrives on hands-on learning…create those situations for them

    In conclusion Mom or Dad, if you are ESTP than most of the above seemed pretty natural and may have brought back childhood memories; but, if you are not a Sensing Thinker (ST) maybe the above can better aid you as you develop you parenting skill. The ESTP is one of the more normal types in terms of distribution as 5-7% of the entire population is ESTP…..male ESTPs abound a bit more with 6-8% of American males this type and 4-5% of American females this type. (Estimation)
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  2. #2
    ESTP - The Doers

    How do you find out what type your kid is? That seems like it might be difficult.

    I was pretty clearly an SP when I was a kid and alot of that sounds like me, at least in the earliest years. But because of restrictive parenting (at least what I guess) I toned down a whole lot for awhile.
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  3. #3
    INFP - The Idealists

    I'm pretty sure the ExFJ I worked for a while back had an ESTP son, who had the potential to be a delightful child if she had known how to deal with him properly. Anyhow, she was trying hard to turn him into a mellow, quiet, respectful, organized, tidy, sweet little J type. That was just NOT happening, so she yelled a lot about ridiculous things. One time while I was there she roared at him about how any child who didn't make his bed every day without being told, and didn't keep his toy cars organized neatly in rows on a shelf instead of jumbled in a box under his bed, didn't deserve to have a room, and ought to be on the streets like a bum. I held my tongue instead of taking her by the throat, shaking her as my gaze burned through the back of her head, shouting back at her how mothers who mistreated their sons didn't deserve to have children and ought to be forcibly sterilized, but I was too cowardly to defend him. I hate myself for being too afraid to challenge his mother. I validated him quietly the moment she left the room. One time he made a really neat little skate ramp for his toy skateboard, to simulate all of the things he wanted to be doing with a real skateboard if he had been allowed such potentially dangerous toys, and instead of appreciating his hands-on ingenuity, his mother got upset that he made it out of a cardboard beer case, as though he meant something more deeply rebellious by choosing inappropriate construction materials. She made him wear formal clothes to school and got angry with him when he got them dirty. So he changed into play clothes at home, and wasn't supposed to get those dirty either. He started hiding his dirty laundry under his bed, and then got yelled at for that, too. I tried briefly to get her into MBTI theory, but she considered the very idea of anyone being a P completely evil when I described it to her and thought anyone who was a P needed to be punished for it. She thought I was putting myself down when I told her I was one.
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  4. #4
    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by stellar renegade View Post
    How do you find out what type your kid is? That seems like it might be difficult.
    Same question here.
    Especially seeing how everybody keeps telling me over and over how "impossible it is to type a kid because it is not fully developed yet bla bla yadda yadda".

    Sounds interesting though. Though, should I be worried, that I wasn't completely like this as a kid and am more like this NOW?

  5. #5
    INFJ - The Protectors

    Well my ENFP siister took the test and she is 10. But she has the mental and reading age of a fourteen year old so she's not like average ten year olds....and don't I know it...

  6. #6
    ESTP - The Doers


    As far as I know there is only one test out there (on the net).
    http://www.personalitypage.com/cgi-local/build_pqk.cgi

    They theorize that as a youth you have only developed 3 letters and the 4th is changing. You do it for your kid so you need to be honest. Also, you can only do it if they are around grade 3 or 4, as there are many questions on school .
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  7. #7
    INFJ - The Protectors

    I just took the test for my little sister. and got ENxP.
    Yup, she definately ENFP :)

  8. #8
    ESTP - The Doers

    Kids' Personality Portraits

    This is a great website when determining your child's personality. Although it doesn't seem truly reliable until they are over the age of 12.
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  9. #9
    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by snail View Post
    I'm pretty sure the ExFJ I worked for a while back had an ESTP son, who had the potential to be a delightful child if she had known how to deal with him properly. Anyhow, she was trying hard to turn him into a mellow, quiet, respectful, organized, tidy, sweet little J type. That was just NOT happening, so she yelled a lot about ridiculous things. One time while I was there she roared at him about how any child who didn't make his bed every day without being told, and didn't keep his toy cars organized neatly in rows on a shelf instead of jumbled in a box under his bed, didn't deserve to have a room, and ought to be on the streets like a bum. I held my tongue instead of taking her by the throat, shaking her as my gaze burned through the back of her head, shouting back at her how mothers who mistreated their sons didn't deserve to have children and ought to be forcibly sterilized, but I was too cowardly to defend him. I hate myself for being too afraid to challenge his mother. I validated him quietly the moment she left the room. One time he made a really neat little skate ramp for his toy skateboard, to simulate all of the things he wanted to be doing with a real skateboard if he had been allowed such potentially dangerous toys, and instead of appreciating his hands-on ingenuity, his mother got upset that he made it out of a cardboard beer case, as though he meant something more deeply rebellious by choosing inappropriate construction materials. She made him wear formal clothes to school and got angry with him when he got them dirty. So he changed into play clothes at home, and wasn't supposed to get those dirty either. He started hiding his dirty laundry under his bed, and then got yelled at for that, too. I tried briefly to get her into MBTI theory, but she considered the very idea of anyone being a P completely evil when I described it to her and thought anyone who was a P needed to be punished for it. She thought I was putting myself down when I told her I was one.
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    Crazy dude-ess. I'm pretty sure I'm not ESTP, but this bring back memories.
    I was a chaotic child and drove my mother mad all the time. One day she broke a mirror on my head because she was angry.
    She used to throw me outside the house when I refused to dress like she wanted, in underwear.
    I remember that partiuliar time when it was snowing and I froze my butt for a good hour.

    RANTTTTTING. Myeah.


 

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