I remember when I was a kid, I thought I was an extrovert. Looking back, I was really an Introverted Intuitive with the kinds of stuff I imagined and the games I played. I pretty much lived in my own world and still do. I was a lot more emotional as a child, cried easily, was a bit hot tempered. I've always been a nerd though. Now I've gotten a bit stoic in my "old" age.
“Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
I've never met an INTJ mom before. What's she like?
She is by nature someone who totally freaks at change, so it's been interesting to see her. I dont beleive she is fully comfortable with it, but it's got easy for her. Havign her and an INTJ and the wee one as one too... it's like double remotness. Fortunately daddys is ENFP... so lots fo snuggle warmth. The wee one didnt' get in the least bit cuddly until he was 15 months (not that I saw him much that first year), but he was quite independant.
Reading this thread makes me feel very F typed... I guess that was the last of my functions to reall root in and I ahve a fair old amount of Fness in me still
Well, looking back I've always clearly been an INFP. Looking back it's obvious to me from as early as I can remember (like 4ish)
And I have 7 nephews and nieces. I can say this:
One of my nieces (3) expresses NF a lot. I'm thinking *NFP for sure. I'd lean more against INFP.
One of my nephews (8) is clearly I and F.
One of my other nephews (6) comes across ESFP.
Another nephew (10) totally NT.
Another nephew (10) shows IFP.
My other niece (5) F.
My youngest niece is only a year old, and I can't type her, I think that's too young - at least for me to type personally.
So, I do think little ones can be typed, but I think there's a big possibility of it changing too.