Do not get us wrong when we ask that question. Each child is unique and so is their reaction to parenting.
They adapt various behaviors from loved ones and peers and they react differently even from their siblings. So when we are categorizing children, we are solely doing it in the energy they are born with.
There is some energy profiles intriguing enough to consider categorizing them and let us be clear, each one of them are beautifully multifaceted.
Here are a set of questions from Education Finders, answers to which will give you an overview of our energy categories:
When you give them a house chore to complete in a stipulated time.
- He or she goes above and beyond to complete the task within the stipulated time.
- He or she are too slow and get involved with one part of the task for longer than required.
- He or she argue out the requirement of completing the task before starting.
- He or She make a game out of it for you or their sibling to complete the task within or in more time.
At a birthday party, it’s time for children’s games and your child
- Is sure they will win and will throw a fit if they don’t.
- Doesn’t like the fiasco around such games and play.
- Always end up fighting about the rules and someone cheating.
- Loves every single game played.
When you decide to throw a surprise party for your parents, your child
- Will demand the whole party in a certain way and no other way than theirs.
- Will be intricate and more emotionally involved in planning things right for grandparents.
- Will help organize everything and be very precise.
- Will give creative ideas and make the whole organizing process more lively.
There’s a fancy dress competition and your child chooses to be someone you don’t agree with, he or she
- Will stick to their character and expect to win and not budge or listen to your opinion.
- Is open to listen to your opinion and easily pursuable.
- Will seriously research on both opinions in their own capacity.
- Will pick the most fun and happy character and not worry about winning.
You want to suggest an adventurous summer camp this holiday instead of visiting grandparents, your child
- Will be happy, ready to go, do and explore.
- Will prefer a more laid back holiday with grandparents.
- Will try to squeeze in a solution that may involve both or a new solution altogether.
- Will be happy either way.
The school wants to announce leadership roles open for their students, your child
- Will apply before asking you and will be sure they will win.
- Has to be persuaded a lot to apply.
- Will take time to be persuaded to apply but may turn around if your determined.
- Will apply only if they get to make more friends.
You and your partner had a heated disagreement and your child was a witness to it, you child most likely will
- Want to come up with a solution.
- Will be disturbed, worried and anxious till he/she realizes things have become okay.
- Will become quieter and thoughtful and not want to talk about the situation.
- Will continue to be worry free and may not take things too seriously.
Your family has moved to a different location closer to your peers and your child
- Is struggling to make new friends as they come across as stubborn.
- Is worried and keeps to him/herself most of the time.
- Is started to make friends with your peers instead of their children.
- Seems to make friends easily with other kids their age and is happy about the change in location.
1. The Determined Child
The best way to connect with a determined child is to encourage their passion and confidence. Offer them advice instead of cutting down their ideas in any conversation.
Instead of trying to control their behavior, give them freedom to discover themselves. Cheer them when they reach their desired results.
2. The Sensitive Child
Sensitive child has a naturally calm and easy-going personality who wants to feel safe. Give them details before hand in unfamiliar situations and do not push them to be more outgoing.
Sensitive child is tender with emotions very close to the surface. Respect their privacy and give them space to grow.
3. The Serious Child
A child with serious energy profile craves respect. They may not appear light and playful because they process mentally and not emotionally. Communicate with them with logic instead of emotions.
They respond better and react appropriately when you put ask for their opinion and solutions.
4. The Fun-Loving Child
The Fun loving child is happy, creative, noisy and curious. You must praise their good ideas and be okay when they start a project and change their mind in the middle.
Be grateful for the positive energy they bring to the family. Do not discourage their curious self just because they don’t sit still and encourage the positive attitude and bright mood that they bring to the environment.