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    INFJ - The Protectors

    The INFP Child

    From: Parenting Skill-the INFP Child and Parenting Skill with Myers Briggs!

    If your child is INFP, Introverted with Intuition, Feeling and Perceiving, parenting skill can be improved by understanding that these INFP young ones are emotional, and deeply sensitive and value oriented. 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 INFP; but, if your child is INFP than this page can guide you in developing outstanding parenting skill as you raise and interact with your INFP child.
    You’ll be introduced to several key personality characteristics of the INFP child and you’ll be given some suggestions as to things to do that will improve parenting skill and help nurture you INFP child all through life.
    We’ll assume that you know your personality type and that your child is INFP…here we go!!
    Some Characteristics of the INFP Child-Some Behaviors to Look For

    • These little ones are sensitive, quiet, gentle and cuddly
    • The INFP will likely cling to parents and watch others from that safety zone
    • They may be slow to warm up to others…appearing aloof, distant
    • They can be so sensitive that anything can hurt their feelings
    • The INFP child may be seen to suffer in silence so to speak
    • The school aged INFP will most likely love reading…they get lost in a story
    • They may also be drawn to art, music, theatre at early ages
    • At elementary years they can become moody, negative when hurt or feeling unloved
    • They will become quickly bored with routine…a lifelong trait
    • Very private and internally looking children
    • In adolescence the INFP wrestles with emotion…they are feeling their deep reactions to relationships, friends, family…everything
    • They may become torn between family and friends as teenagers
    • The INFP takes just about everything personally, this can hurt so they may not tell anyone about it
    • INFPs may expend great effort in finding where they belong in the world

    Regardless of Your Type Mom and Dad-Here Are Some Things You Can Do to Nurture the INFP Child and Improve Parenting Skill

    • Read to them all the time…begin as early as possible
    • Most INFPs love the library…take them often
    • Speak softly to the INFP, a gentle voice does it
    • This is hard but if you lose it…apologize quickly….your anger can really hurt the INFP child
    • Acknowledge their very strong imaginary ways
    • Support them to talk about how they feel…especially if you think something has hurt them
    • Related to that, respect the intensity of how they feel at times
    • The INFP child, youngster, teen is not very organized nor aware of time…help them gently and support their efforts at organization and time
    • During times of conflict and argument…make a plea to their feelings don’t try to “logic” anything
    • Let them know at times that things can be changed….most things are flexible

    In conclusion Mom or Dad, if you are INFP than most of the above seemed pretty natural; but, if you are not a Intuitive Feeler (NF) maybe the above can better aid you as you develop you parenting skill. The INFP is one of the more rare types in terms of distribution as only 4-5% of the entire population is INFP.
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    INFP - The Idealists


    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly View Post
    From: Parenting Skill-the INFP Child and Parenting Skill with Myers Briggs!

    If your child is INFP, Introverted with Intuition, Feeling and Perceiving, parenting skill can be improved by understanding that these INFP young ones are emotional, and deeply sensitive and value oriented. 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 INFP; but, if your child is INFP than this page can guide you in developing outstanding parenting skill as you raise and interact with your INFP child.
    You’ll be introduced to several key personality characteristics of the INFP child and you’ll be given some suggestions as to things to do that will improve parenting skill and help nurture you INFP child all through life.
    We’ll assume that you know your personality type and that your child is INFP…here we go!!
    Some Characteristics of the INFP Child-Some Behaviors to Look For

    • These little ones are sensitive, quiet, gentle and cuddly
    • The INFP will likely cling to parents and watch others from that safety zone
    • They may be slow to warm up to others…appearing aloof, distant
    • They can be so sensitive that anything can hurt their feelings
    • The INFP child may be seen to suffer in silence so to speak
    • The school aged INFP will most likely love reading…they get lost in a story
    • They may also be drawn to art, music, theatre at early ages
    • At elementary years they can become moody, negative when hurt or feeling unloved
    • They will become quickly bored with routine…a lifelong trait
    • Very private and internally looking children
    • In adolescence the INFP wrestles with emotion…they are feeling their deep reactions to relationships, friends, family…everything
    • They may become torn between family and friends as teenagers
    • The INFP takes just about everything personally, this can hurt so they may not tell anyone about it
    • INFPs may expend great effort in finding where they belong in the world

    Regardless of Your Type Mom and Dad-Here Are Some Things You Can Do to Nurture the INFP Child and Improve Parenting Skill

    • Read to them all the time…begin as early as possible
    • Most INFPs love the library…take them often
    • Speak softly to the INFP, a gentle voice does it
    • This is hard but if you lose it…apologize quickly….your anger can really hurt the INFP child
    • Acknowledge their very strong imaginary ways
    • Support them to talk about how they feel…especially if you think something has hurt them
    • Related to that, respect the intensity of how they feel at times
    • The INFP child, youngster, teen is not very organized nor aware of time…help them gently and support their efforts at organization and time
    • During times of conflict and argument…make a plea to their feelings don’t try to “logic” anything
    • Let them know at times that things can be changed….most things are flexible

    In conclusion Mom or Dad, if you are INFP than most of the above seemed pretty natural; but, if you are not a Intuitive Feeler (NF) maybe the above can better aid you as you develop you parenting skill. The INFP is one of the more rare types in terms of distribution as only 4-5% of the entire population is INFP.

    hahah I wasn't quite that depressed or "struggling with emotions" as a child. I had a very happy childhood. I think this could be when I was healthiest....and I think I am finding my way back slowly but surely.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    One of my sons is an INFP, and I've always been able to relate to him and understand him very well. Since I'm INFP, that obviously helps a lot.

    The other son is a completely different story...still haven't figured that one out. I'm pretty sure he's ENTP.

  4. #4
    INFP - The Idealists


    Quote Originally Posted by LadyAutumn View Post
    One of my sons is an INFP, and I've always been able to relate to him and understand him very well. Since I'm INFP, that obviously helps a lot.

    The other son is a completely different story...still haven't figured that one out. I'm pretty sure he's ENTP.
    heh I'm sorry I have to ask. How's the entp going?

  5. #5
    INFJ - The Protectors

    I've always imagined that ENTP kids must be hard to raise. Fun, but challenging.
    I think INFP children are darlings :) My little sister is INFP.
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  6. #6
    INFP - The Idealists

    My parents did everything on that list, were pretty much ideal, and somehow I still ended up a mess. It should include "homeschool your INFP child if he or she comes home from school in tears every day."
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    INFP - The Idealists


    Yea I wish I was home schooled. There was one infp I know that was home schooled and she came out freakin awesome. She looked like a princess in a palace every time she walked in a new room....so hot. Home school your infps if you want them to be hot.
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  8. #8
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly View Post
    From: Parenting Skill-the INFP Child and Parenting Skill with Myers Briggs!

    If your child is INFP, Introverted with Intuition, Feeling and Perceiving, parenting skill can be improved by understanding that these INFP young ones are emotional, and deeply sensitive and value oriented. 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 INFP; but, if your child is INFP than this page can guide you in developing outstanding parenting skill as you raise and interact with your INFP child.
    You’ll be introduced to several key personality characteristics of the INFP child and you’ll be given some suggestions as to things to do that will improve parenting skill and help nurture you INFP child all through life.
    We’ll assume that you know your personality type and that your child is INFP…here we go!!
    Some Characteristics of the INFP Child-Some Behaviors to Look For

    • These little ones are sensitive, quiet, gentle and cuddly
    • The INFP will likely cling to parents and watch others from that safety zone
    • They may be slow to warm up to others…appearing aloof, distant
    • They can be so sensitive that anything can hurt their feelings
    • The INFP child may be seen to suffer in silence so to speak
    • The school aged INFP will most likely love reading…they get lost in a story
    • They may also be drawn to art, music, theatre at early ages
    • At elementary years they can become moody, negative when hurt or feeling unloved
    • They will become quickly bored with routine…a lifelong trait
    • Very private and internally looking children
    • In adolescence the INFP wrestles with emotion…they are feeling their deep reactions to relationships, friends, family…everything
    • They may become torn between family and friends as teenagers
    • The INFP takes just about everything personally, this can hurt so they may not tell anyone about it
    • INFPs may expend great effort in finding where they belong in the world
    Regardless of Your Type Mom and Dad-Here Are Some Things You Can Do to Nurture the INFP Child and Improve Parenting Skill

    • Read to them all the time…begin as early as possible
    • Most INFPs love the library…take them often
    • Speak softly to the INFP, a gentle voice does it
    • This is hard but if you lose it…apologize quickly….your anger can really hurt the INFP child
    • Acknowledge their very strong imaginary ways
    • Support them to talk about how they feel…especially if you think something has hurt them
    • Related to that, respect the intensity of how they feel at times
    • The INFP child, youngster, teen is not very organized nor aware of time…help them gently and support their efforts at organization and time
    • During times of conflict and argument…make a plea to their feelings don’t try to “logic” anything
    • Let them know at times that things can be changed….most things are flexible
    In conclusion Mom or Dad, if you are INFP than most of the above seemed pretty natural; but, if you are not a Intuitive Feeler (NF) maybe the above can better aid you as you develop you parenting skill. The INFP is one of the more rare types in terms of distribution as only 4-5% of the entire population is INFP.


    I wish my parents had had this when I was young. I might still be talking to them today. XD
    ...on second thought, probably not. XD

  9. #9
    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by thehigher View Post
    heh I'm sorry I have to ask. How's the entp going?
    It's been an interesting ride to say the least. He was not cut out for public schools, and I've wished a million times that I had taken him out and homeschooled him. He has a lot of great qualities and can be a barrel of fun in his good moments, but he has a dark side that is pretty hard to deal with.

    I could write an entire book about what I've been through with him. When someone starts talking about their child who acts like my son, I just shake my head. I have no answers, no real encouragement to offer. It's a long, hard freakin' road...that's all. Just grit your teeth and hang on with a bulldog grip.

  10. #10
    INFP - The Idealists

    That was me all over when I was younger... still is
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