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Children and MBTI Personality Characteristics

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One of my hobbies, along with singing and playing the flute, is delving into the intricacies of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). I belong to Facebook groups where we explore the parameters, joys, and challenges of the 16 types, especially the four Intuitive Feeling types (NFs).

This week, I found an excellent article on how children from the 16 types experience MBTI. If you follow our frequently-updated Facebook page, you may have noticed my post about it. (Don’t follow us on Facebook and wish to? Click here. To read the full article by Susan Storm, see here. If you are not familiar with MBTI and are curious to see what type you might be (or your children might be), see here.

Susan’s article is quite long, but very much worth reading. If you already know what type you or your child is, you may simply scroll down to find what she says about the challenges of the type.

What I am discovering as I study MBTI and the functional stack each type has is that the more you truly and deeply understand a person’s personality, through MBTI, the Enneagram types, or other means, the easier it becomes to navigate the sometimes tempest-tossed waters of a whole variety of relationships with others

Nature News: Stress of growing up poor can hurt brain development

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This is a very disturbing though not surprising article from Nature News. http://www.nature.com/news/poverty-shrinks-brains-from-birth-1.17227?WT.mc_id=FBK_NatureNews “The stress of growing up poor can hurt a child’s brain development starting before birth, research suggests — and even very small…

A Beautiful Mind

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A Beautiful Mind A wonderfully inspiring true story about a brilliant mathematician who didn’t let childhood blindness stand in her way. “As a young girl, Dr Yeo Sze Ling fell in love with mathematics, solving…

Learning math, learning reading and writing, learning music

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Learning math, learning reading and writing, learning music This blog from Kumon North America got me thinking, because I have a very deep love for music, and both sing and play the flute (though not…

Little Gidding Part V by T.S. Eliot

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I was reminded of this sublime portion of one of Eliot’s poems today. I consider poetry a vital part of any education, but sadly it seems to be less and less a part of the…

Why Third Grade is So Pivotal

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“Why is third grade so important to your child’s educational development? To start, third grade is the transitional year when your child moves from learning to read – using their knowledge of the alphabet to…

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