Each child has a unique personality. Those classified as introverts prefer doing things alone or with one or two friends.
Introverts may be seen as reflective or reserved and may think through problems alone to find a solution.
Extroverts enjoy spending time with groups of people. Those classified as extroverts are often seen as outgoing and may talk through problems to find a solution.
The Meyers and Briggs Foundation does a lot of work with personality types. Knowing your child's personality will help you understand your child better.
Extroverted children may enjoy being involved in clubs and social activities including scouts, sports, theatre, and other school and community groups.
Children who are extroverts tend to be more open in expressing their opinions and feelings. They may also make friends more easily than those who are more introverted.
Extroverts appear to be happy and often act happy and positive even when they aren't. They may try to make others happy through jokes and laughter.
A child who is extroverted is often found surrounded by a group of friends on the playground or in the lunch room at school.
Extroverted kids may get into trouble in the classroom for talking without raising their hands. They may also be more likely to be caught whispering to friends or passing notes in class.
Kids who are extroverted may be more active, playing many sports and enjoying outdoor activities where they don't have to use their indoor voices.
Extroverts talk more than introverts. They often think out loud, seemingly sharing every thought with those around them. This can be annoying to those who are more introverted.
Along with talking more, extroverted kids are more likely to share deep feelings. You'll know when they are angry, sad, excited or happy.
Respect your child's feelings and help your child express those feelings with words and not just actions. An angry extrovert may strike out at others. Learning to talk about their anger instead of acting out will help your child.
Extroverted kids enjoy learning by doing. Hands-on activities at school and home can help extroverts learn how things work better than reading or studying.
Boredom may overcome your extroverted child easily. Because they enjoy activity and attention, extroverts may have more difficulty when not being active.
Spend time talking together when your child can't be physically active. Playing with friends or siblings or enjoying a favorite activity can help keep your extroverted child occupied when indoors.
Parents who are introverted may find it difficult to understand their extroverted children's need for near-constant movement and activity.
Respecting your child's personality type is easier if you understand how he thinks and feels. Extroverts aren't wild children who are out of control.
Extroverted children enjoy life and get their energy from being busy and active. If your child's personality shines through in this article, you're probably raising an extrovert.
Whether your child is outgoing and social or quiet and reflective, rejoice and embrace your child's unique personality.