The world is in chaos right now. Everyone’s cooped up and there is a lot of uncertainty and stress all around. Kids caught up in the midst of all the instability can feel restless and bored. This is especially true for ENFJ children, who are revitalized by socializing with others! They can’t see their friends like they used to, and their normal structure is completely thrown off. How can you help them? Here’s a look at some boredom busters for these types.
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What does ENFJ mean?
ENFJ is a four-letter code that reveals how children with this personality type like to interact with the world!
E stands for Extroversion. ENFJs get their energy from interacting with the world around them, especially with people and projects.
N stands for iNtuition. ENFJs are more focused on the abstract and potential than the concrete reality of what is happening right now.
F stands for Feeling. ENFJs make decisions by considering the emotional impact the decision will have on others. They crave harmony, transparency, and alignment with their core values.
J stands for Judging. ENFJs like having a structured, organized life. They like to know or anticipate what will happen. Having a plan and a sense of order helps them to feel peaceful.
ENFJ children need a sense of support, structure, and possibility to get through tough times. Cuddles, a clear direction, and one-on-one conversation will help them feel more inspired and capable of handling uncertainty and loneliness.
What to Look Out For:
If your ENFJ child starts becoming self-critical, hyper-focused on details, and more abrupt, rigid, and harsh than usual, she may be experiencing severe stress. Help them by getting them outside, helping them tune in with their bodies, and getting playful and silly with them. Have a tea party outside with them, create a scavenger hunt, dance and sing into hairbrush microphones!
How to Help Bored ENFJ Kids!
Energetic, social, and imaginative, these children will suffer more than many when they’re cooped up at home. They thrive on intimate connections with their friends and family members, so being stuck alone can make them feel restless and melancholy. Keep Zoom connected and give them a chance to connect with their friends. They can even ask thought-provoking questions to drive conversation into more interesting intuitive territory. Connecting one-on-one with parents is also important for ENFJ children. Have a spa night and polish nails and wear face masks. Set up a creative obstacle course for Hot Wheels cars. Get on YouTube and research a fascinating subject together! Interview each other – no holds barred! Let your imagination go wild!
Books for Young ENFJs to Read:
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. For younger kids, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, Most People by Michael Leannah, Come With Me by Holly M. McGhee, I Am Enough by Grace Byers.
Movies for Young ENFJs to Watch:
Harry Potter, Inside Out, Zootopia, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (for older girls), To Kill A Mockingbird (for older children), Little Women, Spirited Away, Imba Means Sing, Akeelah and the Bee.
Schedule some Zoom dates, make friendship bracelets to send to friends, write poetry or short stories, practice art therapy, listen to audiobooks, look for life outside (bugs, birds, small animals), have a tea party with mom, dad, or siblings, play group games like Telestrations or Balderdash, journal, make crafts, write snail mail to friends and family members, take up a new hobby like photography, write down inspirational quotes and illustrate them with pictures.
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