Nurture by Nature
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Book ISBN: 9780316845137
Author(s): Paul D. Tieger
Document type: Trade Paper
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this book really nails it! Spot-on advice tailored to a child's unique personality
Wow! Realizing that children's responses to situations can vary dramatically, I have been looking for guidance on MBTI typing in children and how best to parent/teach children of different types. This book really nails it. No more reading type descriptions based on adult behavior and trying to figure out the best fit for a child -- this book describes the sixteen MBTI types using children's behavior, comments, responses.
One description fit my daughter to a tee -- many of the type-specific behaviors I've seen first-hand, negotiating everything, the non-stop imagination, doesn't know a stranger. And the description of my type, INTP, is entirely consistent with how my parents described me as a child.
The book contains a brief description of each type, including how the type manifests itself in preschoolers, school age kids, and adolescents. There is a page recapping what works best with each type. The insight is useful -- some children thrive with structure; others are suffocated by structure. One-size-fits-all parenting fails to bring out the best in each child.
Given that the book covers all sixteen Myers Briggs types, only ten or so pages are devoted exclusively to each type. Those ten pages are very valuable, though! I highly recommend this book and the other books by Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger, such as The Art of Speed Reading People: How to Size People Up and Speak Their Language.
Carol C. (Amazon.com)
Good organization and helpful information
Wish I had this earlier. It's very easy to follow and quick read - a must for any busy parents. I've a child very similar to my own personality but another one is quite opposite. This book helps me to appreciate their differences and I also learn a few tatics in dealing with each of them. It also help improve the relationship with my husband now that I understand the difference in our type. Highly recommend to any parents.
J's mom (Amazon.com)
Typing method flawed
I can't say this to people enough; that MBTI method typing is flawed, because of the following reasons. First, the test you take on typelogic dot com determines your internal self. Myself for example-internally I am ESTJ but in reality I am INFJ (ESTJ is my dual-the person who is the best match for my personality type). Second, as you can see from my example of testing ESTJ my internal dual-seeking self is menefesting outwardly flawing the resaults of the test thereby putting you in a pool of people you wouldn't get along with. For correct resaults, type yourself using How to Find Yourself and Your Best Match Socionics by Rod Novichkov then take the MBTI test and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.
Maritsa Darmandzhyan (Amazon.com)
this is a book that every parent should own, a baby shower gift
How I wish I had had this book when my 28 year old daughter was born. We no longer have a relationship even tho we love each other but we are 16 (the farthest) personalities apart. I am an extreme extovert ESTJ and she is and extreme introvert (infp)just about the worst combo for mom and child. because she held it all in. She didn't have a chance to speak nor did she like conflict so it wasn't until she found a safe rock to jump to when she got engaged at 25, and she jumped all the way off my rock and never intends to return. I can't blame her looking back, but it wasn't my fault either, my biological family was definitely not introverted and I didn't know they would hold it all in. I am so sorry for what pain I caused her and never knew it, I was a great great mom,and elem teacher,but never knew my own daughter probably highly disliked me. Not until way too late, if only I had known. My heart is broken as I now have a grand daughter I will never get to be a grandmother to, and you may not understand this, but I am very extoverted and it is almost impossible for her to be around me even when I tone down 90% because of the experiences she probaby endured ages 0-5. So I'm sharing with you so you don't suffer the horrid pain I have suffered but have come to accept over the last 3 years since she married.I want only for her to be happy and I think that means she gets to be free of me :)
W. Benedetti (Amazon.com)
The Fastest Way To Understand How To Be A More Effective Parent or Teacher
I work with students in an alternative K - 12 public school. We have found that it is always necessary to improve the understanding and communication between parent and child if academic and behavioral performance is to be improved.
This book is extremely valuable in helping an adult understand the child and the child to understand him/her self.
The book makes it easy for the adult to determine the adult's and children's styles that are interacting. It then goes on, for each style of child, to provide a brief overview, and then sections dealing with preschool, school-aged, and adolescent child. Within many of these age sections the authors have a sub-section that talks about "the joys and challenges of raising the child," and concludes each type with a page that recaps what works with that particular type of child.
I read the appropriate section to a mother and student and both agreed that it was a perfect description of how the child functioned and how the parent needed to deal with the child.
The advice given in the book on how my meetings with the student could be structured to maximize the achievement of goals I had set for the meeting produced results.
I strongly recommend this book to teachers and parents that wish to make a difficult objective easier to reach.
I also suggest you review the author's other books.
I use Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type to narrow down the types of jobs a student may be interested in before administering a career interest survey.
I use Just Your Type: Create the Relationship You've Always Wanted Using the Secrets of Personality Type to improve my understanding of how a person of my type can best interact with the type of person I am dealing with in a particular meeting or teaching / mentoring situation.
Fun Life (Amazon.com)
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