ENFP

Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving

Personality Traits:

  • Endless stream of original ideas.
  • An Insatiable curiosity.
  • High need to talk about their ideas.
  • Emotional.
  • Feelings are easily hurt.
  • High energy level
  • Enthusiastic and excited to interact with others.
  • Smile easily.
  • Creative and imaginative.
  • Often ask why, why, why,
  • Enjoy performing for an audience.
  • Engages in role play and make-believe.
  • Deeply caring.
  • Aware of the feelings of others.
  • Question everything.
  • Younger children can often be loud and wild, until they develop emotional regulation.
  • People pleasers.
  • Indecisive. Like to keep their options open.
  • Have a hard time concentrating.
  • Adolescent ENFPs enjoy shocking adults.
  • Very persistent when attempting to change your mind.

What Parents need to know about ENFP children:

  • Understand they are proud of their many ideas. It is part of their identity.
  • Validate their feelings and be cautious of yelling or using harsh criticism.
  • Provide them with lots of opportunities to socialize with peers.
  • Get cranky when they spend too much time at home.
  • Offer a lot of physical affection.
  • Young ENFPs do well with lots of opportunities to create art.
  • Will need help managing school work.
  • Influence by offering the same respect you would to another adult.
  • Allow them to present a well thought out argument, in an attempt to influence your decisions.
  • Help them burn energy by offering challenging physical activities.
  • Rotate toys to keep them interested. They need variety.
  • Be patient with all of their questions.
  • Take their ideas seriously. Share in their excitement.
  • Don’t confuse their need to indulge in fantasy and tell stories, with lying.
  • Consider signing up for a variety of short-term activities, instead of long-term ones requiring a commitment they will have difficulty keeping.

Now that you’ve taken the personality type assessment for your child, read on to understand their preferred learning style.

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