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.
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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Same question here.
Originally Posted by stellar renegade
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?
ISFJ - The Nurturers
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...
As far as I know there is only one test out there (on the net).
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 .
ISFJ - The Nurturers
I just took the test for my little sister. and got ENxP.
Yup, she definately ENFP :)
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.
Crazy dude-ess. I'm pretty sure I'm not ESTP, but this bring back memories.
Originally Posted by snail
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.
ENFP - The Inspirers
Sounds exactly like little ESTP me. I constantly asked questions as a kid, and still do today. Especially when getting to know somebody (whether it be their career or favorite movies). I also mimicked adults in movies and life, trying to make people think I was mature and trying to get them to take me seriously.
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