It may be hard to identify what kind of personality your child has at a very young age, however, there are several fundamental traits present at any age. Identifying these general characteristics can help parents make better decisions when introducing a young child to new people and situations or handling behavioral issues.
Personality typing has long been held as a way of categorizing people according to their respective tendencies to act and think in certain ways. And what better way to do that with your own kids than to compare their characteristics to those from the 16 Personality Types quiz, which has categorized more than 223,567,596 people?
History of the 16 Personality Types
Before the quiz came to be, the origins of these 16 personality types can be dated back to 1943. The assessment is based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) created by mother-daughter duo, Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers.
The two were intrigued by the personality type theory ideas and Carl G. Jung’s book Psychological Types published in 1921. They believed their interest and Jung’s ideas could be brought to a wider audience.
Myers was particularly interested in its effect on people in the post-war world. World War II was a huge influence on the project and this quiz was made with the intention of making the world a better place. The theory was that if people knew their personality types then they could figure out a way to better work together and there’d be less conflict.
And the MBTI assessment was created.