From: Parenting Skill the INTP Child, the Independent, Curious, Logical Child!
If your child is INTP, Introverted with Intuition, Thinking and Perceiving, parenting skill can be improved by understanding that these INTP young ones are logical and strongly individualistic at a young age. And we will get into that in just a moment.
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 INTP; but, if your child is INTP than this page can guide you in developing outstanding parenting skill as you raise and interact with your INTP child.
You’ll be introduced to several key personality characteristics of the INTP child and you’ll be given some suggestions as to things to do that will improve parenting skill and help nurture you INTP child all through life.
We’ll assume that you know your personality type and that your child is INTP…here we go!!
Some Characteristics of the INTP Child-Some Behaviors to Look For
- One thing you will see Mom and Dad is that these little ones quickly become individualistic and very independent…this can be challenging
- They can be as babies, calm, distant even serious
- INTP toddlers need alone time and will tire if they are with too many people too long
- They normally learn language early…even though you may not hear them use it much
- They are very curious and will ask many questions
- They may be quiet, distant then have brief periods of intense energy
- The INTP will be emotionally distant from you Mom and Dad don’t be scared by that
- They are very fair and empathic children
- They will take risks due to their curiosity
- Most INTPs enjoy reading, bike riding, exploration
- They typically enjoy school
- Are naturally good at a young age with computers
- They are very good at building things, creating things, games, places
- They do not like routine…that part of school they will not appreciate
- Socially they can be hesitant to participate
- They tend to put things off and procrastinate
- They are naturally skeptical of authority….yours and everyone else’s
Regardless of Your Type Mom and Dad-Here Are Some Things You Can Do to Nurture the INTP Child and Improve Parenting Skill
- Create a safe atmosphere for them….but allow them to explore and experiment
- They are introverted so give them time to respond to questions
- All INTP children (adults) are great at beginnings and may stumble at finishing….encourage them when young to finish what they begin
- Respect their privacy….make sure they have some
- Search for common ground to help you and them develop closeness and intimacy
- Give them all the technical stuff they can handle
- Work with them on how to manage time
- They are wonderful at self teaching…let them figure some things out on their own
- Don’t be surprised when they challenge you the INTP has a strong “perfectionist” drive…that is most likely where the attitude of challenge is coming from
In conclusion Mom or Dad, if you are INTP than most of the above seemed pretty natural; but, if you are not a Intuitive Thinker (NT) maybe the above can better aid you as you develop you parenting skill. The INTP is one of the more normal types in terms of distribution as 5-6% of the entire population is INTP.