Why The Distinction is Important

brainBy understanding more about both learning and play behaviors of your children with regard to their Myers Briggs personality type, you will be better able to teach and parent in a way that best suits your child. When a child’s dominant personality type function and innate character strengths are encouraged and embraced by parents and teachers at an early age, children will be able to discover their unique talents and potential earlier than their peers.

The Eight Personality Types of Kids Under Twelve

If you’re already somewhat familiar with Myers Briggs Personality Types, you may wonder why we’ve only identified eight types of personality below. Current research shows that children under 4 or 5 have only truly defined the extraversion vs. introversion and the perceiving vs. judging aspects of their personality type. During the early elementary (sometimes preschool) years, children begin to unveil and build strength in their dominant personality type function—one of the four remaining personality type characteristics (Inuitive, Sensing, Feeling or Thinking). It’s only in the years after about age 12 or 13 that we begin to see their auxiliary personality type become defined. For this reason, we’ve centered our recommendations on Jungian personality types, which form the basis of Myers-Briggs.

Browse the MBTI Childhood Personality Types


Extroverted Thinking (ETJ Personality Type) Child
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Introverted Thinking (ITP Personality Type) ChildAlso referred to as INTP, ISTP, IxTP, ITP, or Introverted Thinker personality.

Extroverted Sensing (ESP Personality Type) ChildAlso referred to as ESFP, ESTP, ESxP, ESP, or Extroverted Sensing personality.

Introverted Sensing (ISJ Personality Type) ChildAlso referred to as ISFJ, ISTJ, ISxJ, ISJ, or Introverted Sensor personality type for kids

Also referred to as ENFJ, ESFJ, ExFJ, EFJ, or Extroverted Feeling personality.Extroverted Feeling (EFJ Personality Type) Child

Also referred to as INFP, ISFP, IxFP, IFP, or Introverted Feeler personality.Introverted Feeling (IFP Personality Type) Child

Also referred to as ENFP, ENTP, ENxP, ENP, or Extroverted Intuitive personality type.Extroverted Intuiting (ENP Personality Type) Child

introverted intuitive childrenIntroverted Intuiting (INJ Personality Type) Child

Assess Your Kids

Kidzmet’s award-winning personality type test for kids also incorporates learning styles and multiple intelligences into our preference profiles. Trusted by tens of thousands of teachers, tutors, and parents around the globe, Kidzmet will help you better understand how to make your children’s souls sing based on their unique personality and strengths profile. Our proprietary algorithm–developed for use with children and which analyzes 90 unique responses on a 5 point Likert scale–has been aligned with the Myers-Briggs estimated frequencies of type. In this way, you can be certain that the results are as accurate as the information your child provides.

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