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    Default This sounds ESFP, would You Agree?

    My nephew recently turned 6, and seems to be ESFP.

    I say this because:
    -very good at following directions, no attention issues, teachers really like him
    -likes to draw
    -likes to talk
    -good storyteller
    -has an active mind, but likes a lot of hands on toys, doesn't ask many "why?" questions
    -discusses people he met when he was 3, and hasn't seen since
    -as a "N" I used to notice all kinds of odd things as a kid, like the number of cars in a gararge that were green, or the font of the letters on a building sign, he seems to notice things that are obvious - like the colors of a traffic light, or the word on the stop sign
    -only N trait I've seen is he's good with driving directions, which is true of many ENTPs

    could be ESTP as well, but curious what you guys thought

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    =D what would make him a thinker over a feeler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Tufnel View Post
    My nephew recently turned 6, and seems to be ESFP.

    I say this because:
    -very good at following directions, no attention issues, teachers really like him
    -likes to draw
    -likes to talk
    -good storyteller
    -has an active mind, but likes a lot of hands on toys, doesn't ask many "why?" questions
    -discusses people he met when he was 3, and hasn't seen since
    -as a "N" I used to notice all kinds of odd things as a kid, like the number of cars in a gararge that were green, or the font of the letters on a building sign, he seems to notice things that are obvious - like the colors of a traffic light, or the word on the stop sign
    -only N trait I've seen is he's good with driving directions, which is true of many ENTPs

    could be ESTP as well, but curious what you guys thought
    Sounds more like an ESFJ to me. SPs tend to hate following directions and have many attention issues.
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    well spotted jeffster... though I am hungover lol

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    Have him join the forum in ten years, we'll figure it out.

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    probably too young to know..

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    just saw him over the weekend, he's about to turn 7, and I'm almost positive he's ESTP

    -loves sports- especially basketball which he'll play for hours on end because he says it's fun, interestingly said he didn't really like soccer because you can't use your hands, but likes basketball because you get to your use hands a lot - seemed like a very STP thing to say - especially with the fine motor orientation

    -what I thought might have been Feeling is just being more sensitive to others' immediate needs than I am as a heavy ENTP, seems a little too interested in facts and figures to be ESFP

    -P - my ESFJ sister is already on him at a young age to clean up some of the junk he's already leaving across the house, he leaves his toys and games all over his bedroom

    -in spite of his age, he was better than I was at following the directions in an instruction manual for building a Hot Wheels course

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    A lot of what you're seeing may just be child-ness. Like this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Tufnel View Post
    -P - my ESFJ sister is already on him at a young age to clean up some of the junk he's already leaving across the house, he leaves his toys and games all over his bedroom
    This is true of the vast majority of children, Js and Ps alike.

    I do think that 6 or 7 may be a bit young to tell with any confidence what type a person is/will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Tufnel View Post
    My nephew recently turned 6, and seems to be ESFP.

    I say this because:
    -very good at following directions, no attention issues, teachers really like him
    -likes to draw
    -likes to talk
    -good storyteller
    -has an active mind, but likes a lot of hands on toys, doesn't ask many "why?" questions
    -discusses people he met when he was 3, and hasn't seen since
    -as a "N" I used to notice all kinds of odd things as a kid, like the number of cars in a gararge that were green, or the font of the letters on a building sign, he seems to notice things that are obvious - like the colors of a traffic light, or the word on the stop sign
    -only N trait I've seen is he's good with driving directions, which is true of many ENTPs

    could be ESTP as well, but curious what you guys thought
    It's way too soon to tell the middle letters. Way too soon.

    If people had tried to predict my type as a small child, I could easily see them thinking that I was an SJ - I was very well behaved, did as I was told, liked school, and in middle school I actually belonged to the "preppy" group complete with cheerleaders and Student Government types. I could have even been mistaken for a T back then because I liked school and reading so much.

    I'm just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    =D what would make him a thinker over a feeler?
    Being in high school or beyond, for starters.

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