I find the idea of personality types endlessly fascinating. Although no person fits a single personality type exactly, I think they can give us a better idea of how we are naturally wired to respond in different situations, think about life around us, etc. I know that understanding my own type (INFJ) helped me make sense of my world in a way that I never could before. It was like something clicked and it all came together.
I also believe that understanding personality types can help a great deal in relationships. I think that this true for friends and spouses as well as parents and children. It is helpful for parents to understand themselves so they understand why they are inclined to make the parenting choices they do and why they respond to their children in certain ways. But it is also helpful to try to understand our child’s personality so we can better understand what is motivating them and how we can effectively respond to their needs, especially when they can’t fully articulate what is going on in their head, heart, and body.
Personality Types and Parenting Posts
I’ve written a number of posts that address the idea of personality types, parenting, and homeschooling. As someone who is strongly introverted, I’m especially interested in exploring and understanding how that impacts people – both parents and children.
I hope you discover some new-to-you insights that help you understand yourself and your children.
Personality Types and Homeschooling StressHow Understanding Personality Types Can Improve Your Parent-Child RelationshipsParenting, Personality and Learning DifferencesChildren Who Learn DifferentlyPersonality Types and Motherhood?5 Important Truths for Introverts Who HomeschoolParenting and Homeschooling as an IntrovertI Can’t Homeschool Because I’m an IntrovertParenting an Introverted ChildINFJ
Personality Types and Parenting
If personality types is a new concept for you, here are some books that can give you some insight into this topic.
Nurture by Nature: Understand Your Child’s Personality Type – And Become a Better ParentGifts Differing: Understanding Personality TypeMotherStyles: Using Personality Type to Discover Your Parenting StrengthsType Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love, and WorkGet Over It! Leave Judgement Behind: Getting Comfortable With Your Parenting Style