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Alright, it’s time to talk about Type Two of the child whisperer! For The Child Whisperer types, it’s important to remember that this is not just personality typing, it’s channeling in on a child’s energy and how they use their energy. Most everyone has all four types in them, but one or two shine through the most in the majority of situations.
Type two is typically known as “The Sensitive Child.” A type two’s primary connection to the world is through emotion, and their primary need is for their feelings and emotions to be heard as well as feeling a connection to their family and loved ones.
Words that describe type two: emotional, subtle, thoughtful, sensitive.
Tips for teaching a type two:
Create a good, lasting relationship with the student. It will be hard for them to learn from you without a good relationship first.
Two’s need a plan and time to process everything going on around them. They may become anxious when last-minute plans come up or their regular school schedule is changed for the day.
They are your students taking as long as possible on assignments, tests, and readings. They take all of the time possible to internalize what they are doing and the information they are given.
They are also the students that like to ask you step-by-step how to go through processes they are learning. And not only that, but they may ask multiple times!
Type two’s are little emotional chameleons. They easily take on the emotions of others, whether that’s pain, anger, sadness, or happiness, light-hearted, or excitement.
Do you have a type two child in your classroom? What have you learned through teaching this type of student?