It's pretty adorable when a toddler has a big personality. They might be small and only two or three years old, but they can really light up a room when they walk into it. A child always has the spotlight shining down on them.
Some toddlers are the strong and silent type, while others are super chatty and friendly. Whatever their personalities are as a child, that very well could follow them into adulthood. Helping parents pinpoint what kind of personality their child will have, the Meyers-Briggs personality test is a way to decipher that. Read on to find out the different Myers-Briggs personality types that toddlers may have.
10. The Super Literal Toddler: ISTJ (The Inspector)
As all moms know, kids are very literal. If someone asks them if they're learning to swim, for example, they'll totally say no because they're not swimming at that exact point in time. It definitely makes for pretty hilarious conversations and everyday moments. It can also show us a lot about a toddler's personality.
The super literal toddler who takes things exactly as they are would be an ISTJ, according to their Myers-Brigg personality. ISTJs are described as, "Practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, and responsible." That sounds just like a two- or three-year-old who takes things a little too literal.
9. The Life Of The Party: ESFP (The Entertainer)
Some toddlers are quiet, and others are the total opposite. The toddler who storms into every room laughing and shouting and always makes their presence known has a very strong personality for such a little kid. When it comes to a star-on-the-rise, they're an ESFP, thanks to a Myers-Brigg personality. They are identified as, "Outgoing, friendly, and accepting. Exuberant lovers of life, people, and material comforts."
This is a toddler who loves to have play dates, who is always asking their family members to play a new game with them, and who is just very chatty and fun. Moms will agree that this kind of toddler is a great kid to have (but they can be pretty tiring...).
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8. The (Adorable) Handful Of A Toddler: ENTJ (The Commander)
There's no easy way of putting it, some toddlers just have to be described as a handful. I say that with love, of course. There's nothing more passionate than a child who's a ball full of energy.
When a mom has a toddler who doesn't love cleaning up their toys, seems to always make a mess, and loves to have tons of fun — this toddler has the ENTJ personality. Known as "the commander," an ENTJ is described as, "Frank, decisive, assume leadership readily."
This toddler is also a little leader and likes to be in charge when they're having play dates, or playing a game with a relative.
7. The Toddler Who Loves Praise: ESFJ (The Consul)
Sure, all kids love praise and getting compliments, and, okay, us grown-ups enjoy that, too. We all like hearing that we did something well. Toddlers who have a high amount of self-confidence enjoy being patted on the back once in a while, along with helping their friends and relatives with something. They're the kinds of kids who love getting into the kitchen and helping cook (even if it's something really small). They get a lot of satisfaction from hearing that they did a good job and helping out. Because of this, their Myers-Brigg personality would be ESFJ: "Want to be appreciated for who they are and for what they contribute."
6. The Sweet Caring Toddler: ISFJ (The Defender)
The sweet and caring toddler loves to be around their family. If they know that someone is sick or not feeling great, they'll ask them if they're feeling okay. They're compassionate little ones and very lovely to be around for that reason. Due to their caring nature, their Myers-Brigg personality would be ISFJ. This type is described as, "Loyal, considerate, notice and remember specifics about people who are important to them, concerned with how others feel."
Toddler or not, who wouldn't want to be friends with this kind of personality type?
5. The Toddler Who Listens Only Sometimes: INTP (The Logician)
Oh man, do moms ever know this toddler. There are some toddlers who just don't seem like they want to listen. They're in their own world and they love to continue whatever activity they're doing for hours and hours. When their mom tells them it's time to go to the grocery store, or have dinner and stop playing, the toddler doesn't want to hear that at all. They might even act like they haven't heard their mom speak in the first place.
When it comes to the Myers-Brigg personality that this toddler has, it would be INTP: "Skeptical, sometimes critical, always analytical."
4. The Curious Toddler: Another INTP (The Logician)
It's pretty cute when a toddler asks us a series of "why?" questions. They are so curious and want to know everything their parents do. Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why, why, why?
Coincidentally enough, the toddler who is not the best listener can also be the type to ask questions nonstop. Otherwise known as an INTP on the Myers-Brigg scale. These types of people, "Seek to develop logical explanations for everything that interests them. Theoretical and abstract, interested more in ideas than in social interaction."
Moms can definitely embrace these qualities in their little one and answer what they can.
3. The Busy Toddler: ENTP (The Debater)
Is this toddler a busy bee? They seem to have a social calendar that would rival any adult's. They love being around others, and they always need something new to play with or a new activity to get interested in. There's never a second where these kiddos aren't running around.
Moms with this type of toddler are pretty tired. And thanks to the Myers-Brigg personality scale, we know that they're defined as "debaters" or ENTP.
This personality type is described as, "Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn to one new interest after another." At least now moms know why their toddler hates playing with the same toys all the time.
2. The Toddler With A Big Imagination: ENFP (The Campaigner)
Moms always want their kids to dream. Having large imaginations as a child is what childhood is all about. Some toddlers seem to have been born with massive imaginations, seeing the world as something that is so magical and amazing.
The tiny toddler with a huge imagination is an ENFP on the Myers-Brigg scale: "Warmly enthusiastic and imaginative. See life as full of possibilities."
Isn't that such a lovely personality to have? We can all learn a thing or two from these cute toddlers. Although we may be older and more reality-focused than a kid with an imagination, it wouldn't be a bad thing to dream a bit bigger.
1. The Quiet Toddler: ISFP (The Adventurer)
Us grown-ups each have our own unique personality, and so do toddlers. But we definitely seem to categorize people as having two types: a loud or quiet personality. We can say the same thing about little kids as well.
Finally, we have the quiet toddler who sounds like the ISFP when it comes to Myers-Brigg personality types. This personality type is: "Quiet, friendly, sensitive, and kind. Enjoy the present moment, what's going on around them. Like to have their own space and to work within their own time frame."
These are the toddlers who love to play quietly by themselves. They might even make up a game or a story or sing to themselves. While they love their family and friends, they're completely comfortable being alone.