The extraverted thinkers (Te) of our world are a lot like Rabbit from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh. Rabbits, like all personality types, come with their own joys and challenges. That’s why I produced Episode 11. And that’s why I created this infographic for parents training an extraverted thinker.
Personality can seem an overwhelming topic if left in the abstract, theoretical realm. But when a parent understands the why behind what their child is doing or not doing, and learns to apply some basic do’s and don’ts in their day-to-day, the knowledge becomes a powerful training tool.
So, if you are the parent of a Rabbit, take a few minutes to read through the infographic and then download a printable version. Post it on your refrigerator or bulletin board for a daily reminder. Share it with a friend who is raising their own extraverted thinker!
Raising a Rabbit successfully is all about control — they’re built for it, they push for it, and they will not have it forced upon them. With Rabbits, the apron strings must be intentionally, thoughtfully, and gradually loosened.
Ambivert. This is a word that frustrates me like very few words do. It is a buzzword used to describe a person who likes time with people and time alone. Why does it frustrate me? Because it’s unnecessary, inaccurate, and damaging. Unnecessary because the truth is we all enjoy some time with people and some time alone. That’s normal. We don’t need a word to describe it. Inaccurate because introversion and extraversion mean a lot more than whether or not a person prefers people-time or alone-time. I’ll explain this in more detail momentarily. Damaging because this is the starting line for identifying a person’s personality type, which only leads to confusion rather than clarity. And if personality is confusing, it’s unusable. So what’s the point?