What Each Myers Briggs Type Was Like As a Child

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Every kid behaves differently. Some are more structured than others, while other kids start life out feeling different and have a uniqueness to them that cannot be broken. Although your personality type is not defined until adulthood, here is how each Myers Briggs type might have behaved during childhood.

INFJ

The child who was very often misunderstood. They preferred being on their own or reading, which probably didn’t translate well to their parents. They seemed like a loner who understood adult conversation far too well to be considered a child. More often than not they were probably very self-reliant, and enjoyed doing things their own way.

ENFJ

The child who seemed to get along with everyone, and was probably the teacher’s pet. They may have stuck their nose in the adults business a bit too much, but they couldn’t help themselves. They often tried to help their parents with the chores, and seemed eager to do so.

INFP

The daydreaming child, who often wandered off and became lost. They always found their way back, and were surprised by the fact that everyone was looking for them. They were probably very helpful to their parents and tried hard to please them. They ended up becoming very sensitive to the harshness of the other kids.

ENFP

The eager and energetic child, who wasn’t allowed to have sugar or they would end up bouncing off of the walls. They were the child who always wanted to go outside and play, and became bored with dull entertainment. They followed their parents around talking their ears off until they answered all of their questions.

INTJ

The serious and quiet child, who always had surprising insight. They rarely spoke and always seemed distracted in their own little world. When they did actually utter the occasional sentence, it was to correct their teachers or parents.

ENTJ

The sandbox king of the playground. They had a way of being in charge of the other kids, and somehow did it in a likable way. Their parents were always somehow convinced by their strong will as well.

INTP

The contemplative kid, who was often found daydreaming in their own little world. They were well liked but probably seen as slightly unusual and inattentive. They were very intelligent but had the tendency to anger their teachers by pointing out their inaccuracies in front of the class.

ENTP

The talkative child who was always being a menace somehow. They liked to stir up trouble, and found themselves “debating” with their parents and teachers.

ISTJ

The responsible child who always followed the rules and did their chores. They had a tendency to get along with the adults more than their classmates. They looked at the kids who broke the rules like they were complete and utter embarrassments.

ESTJ

The bossy and demanding child. They had a knack for telling the other kids what to do, and most of them just fell in line because of the intimidation factor. Teachers were even a little afraid of them.

ISFJ

The sweet well-behaved child, who always did what their parents asked of them. They were always very kind to the other children, and made friends easily. They never wanted to dictate the games and always just did what their friends wanted to do.

ESFJ

The extremely popular and well known child. They had a tendency to try to take care of their parents or friends. They enjoyed following the rules that the adults made for them, but preferred to be well liked by their friends.

ISTP

The laid back kid who was always playing with their hands. They enjoyed puzzles and games that were probably a little too old for them, but they always figured them out before anyone else.

ESTP

The popular child who was always trying to impress the other kids. They probably broke every playground rule in the book and often got into trouble. They took crazy risks and tried to perform impressive tricks.

ISFP

The sincere and shy child, who just wanted everyone to get along. They enjoyed playing outside and probably never wore shoes. They spent most of their time with their friends, just daydreaming and relaxing. They might have had an affinity for art, and enjoyed the chance to express themselves.

ESFP

The crazy but well-liked kid who was always trying to make everyone laugh. They were constantly striving to be the center of attention, which got them in trouble with the teachers and their parents. The other children found their antics entertaining and admirable.

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