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border collie

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ESTJ // ENTJ

logical, determined and born to lead

• Loyal, determined and competent leaders. Collie is the Scottish Gaelic word for “useful” and it couldn’t be more true for these kiddos!
 • Happiest when competing or in charge.
• Pride themselves on their intelligence and want other people to recognize this as well.

Kiddos with this type tend to be:

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11% of kiddos are border collies

Welcome to the driven, competitive, and logical world of the Border Collie! They are extroverts who love to talk and are natural leaders. They want to be in charge and turn everything into a competition. From a very young age, they are goal-driven in every aspect of their life, such as academics, sports, and hobbies. With their high standards for producing results, these kiddos have no problem taking the lead by demanding power and control. Accomplishments are measuring sticks for Border Collies, bringing them joy and satisfaction. They are highly competent and want influence in all situations to make sure things are done right. The I-can-do-anything-I-set-my-mind-to-do attitude seems to be built into them. 

Motivated by reason and logic rather than feelings, Border Collies are factually oriented. They tend to remain objectively detached, even in the middle of stressful situations. Border Collies are incredibly confident with a win-at-all-costs attitude. They are top achievers in almost every area, highly motivated and naturally competitive, both with others and to better their own records. They enjoy challenges and are never satisfied with less than the best. Highly organized, analytical, and systematic, they prefer rules to make logical sense, and they appreciate clear communication, which helps them comply. If they don’t agree or understand the rule, they tend to challenge the adult setting the rule. They are happiest while leading and organizing their peer group to produce results. 

Border Collie kiddos will be leaders and need patient adults who will help them develop effective leadership qualities. They take great satisfaction in being leaders and will most likely be in leadership positions for all or parts of their lives. Organizing comes naturally to them, and they are excellent delegators. Border Collies will delegate, organize, and express their leadership abilities within the family context. What a great place to learn! However, when they overstep boundaries, let them know. They need adults who will set boundaries and channel their energy. Border Collies will respect and be glad to work under authority as long as they know and understand what’s allowed and what’s not allowed. Border Collies’ fun-loving and gregarious attitude mixed with their sense of responsibility make a powerful combo that can significantly improve and move the world forward. 

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Do you ever wish that you could talk to the adult version of your child so they could just TELL YOU what they need? We haven’t figured out time travel yet, but we’ve got the next best thing! We asked adults with the Border Collie personality this question and included their responses: “What is one thing you wish your parents would have understood about you?”

SCHOOL & LEARNING

Understanding your Border Collie's learning style can aid in their ability to learn and also enhances their future abilities. In this section, we give you tools for their energy, preferred learning environment, instruction style, assignments and activities they will thrive with, and education challenges you may face. 

WAYS TO CONNECT & ENCOURAGE

When we know our kiddos, we learn who they are and how to love them. It's out of this knowing that a positive parent-child relationship is nurtured and developed. In this section, we give you tools to connect to your kiddo's heart in a meaningful way. 

CHALLENGES IN PARENTING & TEACHING

ADVICE FROM ADULT BORDER COLLIES

Kiddos are all unique, and you will experience different challenges with each one. In this section, we describe some parenting and teaching challenges that you may face with your Border Collie. We give you tools to teach your Border Collie how to learn effective ways to get their needs met and develop coping strategies when life feels overwhelming. 

This instant download eBook is packed full of wisdom to help you better understand your child's unique personality. It is nine pages and includes all of the result information you see on this webpage, along with a ton of everyday tools for the following:

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STRUCTURE

LOGICAL

These kiddos gain energy by engaging with outside stimuli: people, activities, conversation, etc. They prefer to go and do and need to talk out loud to process their thoughts. You can expect extroverted kiddos to enjoy playing and interacting with friends rather than being alone. 

These kiddos make decisions based on logic and facts, and they value accuracy. They can remain objectively detached from feelings and emotions to solve problems. They search for answers and explanations, and they have a sharp eye for inconsistencies and mistakes. They are more concerned with critically analyzing people and situations as a means of improving. 

They thrive with plans, lists, and schedules. Creating chore lists, to-do lists, and a plan of the day/week will help these kiddos thrive within their world. They want to know what is expected, and they need tasks to be clearly defined. They also desire closure, whether it is finishing a project before starting a new one or closure to a conflict between others. Closure enables them to mentally move on from one thing to the next. They appreciate predictability, and last-minute changes tend to frazzle them. They prefer to work hard and then play; they typically manage their time well. 

A LOOK Inside the border collie's Brain

EXTROVERTED

LOGICAL

STRUCTURE

It’s good to know what ingredients make up your kiddo’s personality; however, it’s also helpful to understand how this plays out at home. 

As Border Collies receive information into their brain, their focus is on facts, logic, and data rather than on emotions and values. They have emotions and feelings, but their brain can detach their feelings so they can sort out the objective facts of the situation. This is a strength of the Border Collie: the ability to separate the emotional content to focus on just the facts so they can improve the system and acquire the results they want. These kiddos are highly systematic and methodical, which can lead to perfectionism. Give a Border Collie a job, and they will see it gets done. You can count on them. They pay attention to how systems are organized to ensure the best way to get their desired results. 

This kiddo’s superpower is organizing and monitoring people and things to work as efficiently and productively as possible. To understand their unique brain wiring, here’s an example: Border Collies have special glasses that enable them to view life as a sort of giant machine. Their goal is to keep this machine running as efficiently and productively as possible. When it’s running efficiently, it produces results, and results are what make Border Collies happy and fulfilled. Their special glasses allow them to pay close attention to evidence-based information, like facts, numbers, and data, to see how it can be analyzed and measured to improve the giant machine. However, when mistakes and/or inconsistencies occur, the machine breaks down. This is why Border Collies are quick to point out mistakes and to offer solutions for improvement - they are eager to get the giant machine working again. Quickly, they can analyze the damage within the system of the machine and make the necessary changes to get it up and running. All their energy and internal thought processes focus on obtaining knowledge to keep the machine running efficiently. This is what drives Border Collies to lead, organize, plan, help, and fix in real-life situations: they know they have special glasses that help produce the best results. 

With the help of their special glasses, they tend to be high academic achievers and to excel in sports, which gives them quite a bit of confidence. However, they tend to dominate and/or think too highly of themselves. They may find it challenging to listen to the opinions of others who don’t have these special glasses because they think they’ve got it all figured out. They can come across as bossy, insensitive, or harsh because of their direct, to-the-point communication style. Help your kiddo develop compassion and a heart of gratitude for his special glasses by encouraging them to use their gifts to love, help, and serve others. To help thwart pridefulness, teach Border Collies how to stay humble and grateful. Help them understand that not everyone has special glasses that see the giant machine of life, but they do have other gifts and perspectives that may aid in fixing their machine one day. Being open and teachable to different ways of doing things is a good lesson for these kiddos to learn. 

Do you ever wish that you could talk to the adult version of your child so they could just TELL YOU what they need? We haven’t figured out time travel yet, but we’ve got the next best thing! We asked adults with the Border Collie personality this question and included their responses: “What is one thing you wish your parents would have understood about you?”

SCHOOL & LEARNING

Understanding your Border Collie's learning style can aid in their ability to learn and also enhances their future abilities. In this section, we give you tools for their energy, preferred learning environment, instruction style, assignments and activities they will thrive with, and education challenges you may face. 

WAYS TO CONNECT & ENCOURAGE

When we know our kiddos, we learn who they are and how to love them. It's out of this knowing that a positive parent-child relationship is nurtured and developed. In this section, we give you tools to connect to your kiddo's heart in a meaningful way. 

CHALLENGES IN PARENTING & TEACHING

ADVICE FROM ADULT BORDER COLLIES

Kiddos are all unique, and you will experience different challenges with each one. In this section, we describe some parenting and teaching challenges that you may face with your Border Collie. We give you tools to teach your Border Collie how to learn effective ways to get their needs met and develop coping strategies when life feels overwhelming. 

This instant download eBook is packed full of wisdom to help you better understand your child's unique personality. It is nine pages and includes all of the result information you see on this webpage, along with a ton of everyday tools for the following:

GET THE IN-DEPTH GUIDE TO YOUR KIDDO'S PERSONALITY

Only $12.00!

Buy Now

Only $12.00!

Buy Now

Border Collie's are the most intelligent of all dogs. They are fun, energetic, love people and enjoy solving complex tasks. 

Border Collie's need to be trained as puppies. If they aren't focused on a task, their attention tends to wander and they will develop bad habits due to boredom. 

They love to win! Various Border Collie's hold Guinness World records for knowing over 1,000 commands, skateboarding, rolling down a manual car window, and balancing a can on their head. 

(Real) border collie Facts!

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