Those of us with several children know that it’s quite common for them to have the same exact parents, grow up in the same household, and somehow have completely different personalities and tendencies. Every child is different.
This is by far the easiest and most accurate personality assessment I’ve ever learned. It’s used many times in business, but I believe it is CRUCIAL for us parents to know and understand these types.
Every person is a little bit of all four types, however, your child (and you too!) has a primary type. This is how you generally process information and see the world.
Let’s introduce you to the four types:
D PERSONALITY ~ THE BOSSY KID
Direct, decisive, adventurous, impatient, very competitive
He/She is always right, just as him/her
Your D child has a strong need to achieve. They thrive when given challenges and choices.
They hate being told what to do, and being slowed down
The opposite personality is an S personality
I PERSONALITY ~ THE WILD CHILD
Social, energetic, easily distracted, animated, fearless, loves to perform
Makes you question if they pounded a red bull for breakfast
Thrives in social settings and requires more activity and outdoor time than your other children
The opposite personality is a C personality
S PERSONALITY ~ THE SWEET CHILD
Easy going, patient, loyal, submissive, sensitive, kind, great listener, people pleaser
Hates pressure, confrontation, and disappointing someone
Needs stability and structure
Give them a structure, a schedule, and let them move at their own slower pace
They are naturally happy, love people, yet shy away from larger crowds.
The opposite personality is a D personality
C PERSONALITY ~ THE CAREFUL CHILD
Analytical, critical, careful and cautious, diplomatic, slower-paced, rule follower, logical
Loves things to be in order
A worry wart
Needs to understand “why”
Needs things to be organized and thrives in a structured schedule
The opposite personality is an I personality
There’s a saying (aka the golden rule), “treat people the way you would like to be treated”.
The “golden rule” is actually terrible though. You should treat people the way THEY would like to be treated. AKA based on their personality type.
As I stated before, everyone has a primary personality type. Everyone also has a secondary personality type.
If you or your child is a D personality, the secondary personality can be an I or a C.
If you or your child is an I personality, the secondary personality can be a D or S.
If you or your child is an S personality, the secondary personality can be an I or C.
If you or your child is a C personality, the secondary personality can be a S or D.
Your secondary type may be how you or your child shows up in public (school, work, daycare, etc.)
What are your children’s personalities? What is your personality?