Kids + MBTI

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions. Understanding your child’s Briggs-Myers Personality can help you understand why your child behaves in a certain manner. While it should never be an excuse for inappropriate behavior, it can help you understand why certain things are harder for one child compared to another. For instance, if your introverted child dreads going to Family parties you can try easing them into it by getting to the party a little early (before the crowd gets there.)

When I first heard about MBTI’s I took the test and found out I was an ENFP, which explains a crap load about me and my personality. The questions were a bit complex when asking a child so I did some research and found out that you can actually find out your child’s MBTI by answering 40 simple questions regarding their personality at home or school on the website listed below.

Personality Profiles:

ISTJ – Responsible, sincere, analytical, reserved, realistic, systematic. Hardworking and trustworthy with sound practical judgment.

ISTP – Action-oriented, logical, analytical, spontaneous, reserved, independent. Enjoy adventure, skilled at understanding how mechanical things work.

ESTP – Outgoing, realistic, action-oriented, curious, versatile, spontaneous. Pragmatic problem solvers and skillful negotiators.

ESTJ – Efficient, outgoing, analytical, systematic, dependable, realistic. Like to run the show and get things done in an orderly fashion.

ISFJ – Warm, considerate, gentle, responsible, pragmatic, thorough. Devoted caretakers who enjoy being helpful to others.

ISFP – Gentle, sensitive, nurturing, helpful, flexible, realistic. Seek to create a personal environment that is both beautiful and practical.

ESFP – Playful, enthusiastic, friendly, spontaneous, tactful, flexible. Have strong common sense, enjoy helping people in tangible ways.

ESFJ – Friendly, ougoing, reliable, conscientious, organised, practical. Seek to be helpful and please others, enjoy being active and productive.

INFJ – Idealistic, organised, insightful, dependable, compassionate, gentle. Seek harmony and cooperation, enjoy intellectual stimulation.

INFP – Sensitive, creative, idealistic, perceptive, caring, loyal. Value inner harmony and personal growth, focus on dreams and possibilities.

ENFP – Enthusiastic, creative, spontaneous, optimistic, supportive, playful. Value inspiration, enjoy starting new projects, see potential in others.

ENFJ – Caring, enthusiastic, idealistic, organised, diplomatic, responsible. Skilled communicators who value connection with people.

INTJ – Innovative, independent, strategic, logical, reserved, insightful. Driven by their own original ideas to achieve improvements.

INTP – Intellectual, logical, precise, reserved, flexible, imaginative. Original thinkers who enjoy speculation and creative problem solving.

ENTP – Inventive, enthusiastic, strategic, enterprising, inquisitive, versatile. Enjoy new ideas and challenges, value inspiration.

ENTJ – Strategic, logical, efficient, outgoing, ambitious, independent. Effective organisers of people and long-range planners.

Test your kids MBTI here:

Let me know what your child is in the comments! 🙂

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