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Welcome to the complex and beautiful inner world of the Meerkat. Meerkat’s have a preference for introversion. They are moralistic, gentle, and sensitive with a knack for all things artistic and creative. They’re happiest in calm, cooperative, and supportive environments where they can pursue meaningful matters. On the outside, Meerkats seem very shy, quiet, and timid. Still, there is an underneath to their underneath - a whole world of intricate feelings is happening behind the scenes. They tend to be the most sensitive of all the personality types because they tend to feel much more profoundly and in-depth than others. As young children, these big feelings can sometimes be debilitating for a Meerkat as they do their best to sort out everything going on inside. Because they are usually highly introverted, it can be a real challenge for others to understand the depth of what all is happening behind their calm exterior. However, when given ample quiet time to reflect along with a peaceful and harmonious environment, Meerkat’s can be the most thoughtful and amazing helpers around. Their big hearts, mixed with their creativity, make a powerful combo that can significantly help others and make the world a better (and more beautiful) place.

MEERKAT

We think you are a...

INFP // ISFP

Moralistic , gentle AND sensitive

• Happiest in a calm, cooperative and supportive environment where they can pursue important matters. 
• They have a natural anxious internal alarming system.
• Extremely sensitive to their environment.

Kiddos with this type tend to be:

(in case you didn't read the big paragraph above)

13% of kiddos are MEERKATS

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

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 Meerkat personality this question and included their responses: “What is one thing you wish your parents would have understood about you?”

SCHOOL & LEARNING

Understanding your Meerkat'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 MEERKAT

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 Meerkat. We give you tools to teach your Meerkat 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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INTROVERTED

FLEXIBLE

EMPATHETIC

These kiddos gain energy by being in their heads, with their own thoughts, ideas, dreams, and visions. They prefer quiet. They talk less and more slowly unless they are talking about their favorite subject, in which case they can appear to be more extroverted. 

These kiddos make decisions based on emotions and empathy and avoid conflict or confrontation because it does not encourage internal harmony. They desire to feel valued and need affirmation first before they can receive any kind of constructive criticism. They tend to see the good in people and are more concerned with maintaining harmonious relationships. 

They prefer spontaneity and a loosely held schedule because the unplanned and unexpected brings an abundance of joy and excitement. They enjoy having the ability to work, play, and have fun all at the same time. They are pressure-prompted and will get their best ideas at the last minute.

A LOOK Inside the MEERKAT's Brain

INTROVERTED

FLEXIBLE

EMPATHETIC

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 Meerkats receive information into their brain, their focus is on exploring and processing their own personal values, feelings, and emotions against what they experience. They make decisions based on what will bring internal harmony, ensuring that everything they do aligns with their own personal value system. They process and make decisions based on emotional reactions or “how it feels” rather than objective facts and data. This process is in-depth and complex and typically not evident to anyone else as it’s an internal process. Many times, Meerkats are not even aware of their intensely held values until someone violates them, in which they typically react with big behaviors. To understand this unique brain wiring, here’s an example.

Meerkat’s are born with an internal moral compass and create internal guidelines for how to live. They have naturally held personal values and beliefs about what is morally right and wrong. Imagine a sort of filter inside the Meerkat’s brain: as information comes in, it gets filtered. If it feels right, it gets through the filter. If it feels wrong, it is rejected.

Let’s call this process their “moral machine.” This machine determines the significance of what they’re experiencing. This helps create and refine the rules and guidelines for how they live their life. So, for example, if a Meerkat kiddo gets made fun of, their moral machine will reject that experience because it hurts and doesn’t feel right. With this experience, they create a rule or guideline in their brain: do not make fun of others because this doesn’t feel good.

These “guidelines” become the lens in which they use to cultivate their reality. When something they experience comes into their moral machine, it will either align closely with their guidelines or completely contradict and violate them. Then, and only then, will they have an emotional reaction. However, there are plenty of other times when they feel indifferent towards an experience or situation, and their feelings or behaviors may appear more ambivalent or dismissive.

As they grow, they create more and more guidelines about how to live life. They also tend to embody their values and become a living example for their values rather than promoting them onto other people directly. Their moral machine, guidelines, and unique lens on life give them an extraordinary ability to tune into other people’s feelings and emotions. They tend to have the highest level of empathy in all personality types. Why? Because everything is filtered through the moral machine of “does this feel right?” If it doesn’t feel right, they tend to get offended.

Because of this, they know what it’s like to be hurt or in pain. They are highly introverted and feel deeply, and they will benefit significantly with patient adults who have the skills to help uncover, without shame and judgment, what and why the Meerkat is feeling. They are gentle kiddos who dislike violence and cruelty against people or animals, whether in games or in real life. They are thoughtful souls who treat others with empathy and sensitivity.

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

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 Meerkat personality this question and included their responses: “What is one thing you wish your parents would have understood about you?”

SCHOOL & LEARNING

Understanding your Meerkat'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 MEERKAT

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 Meerkat. We give you tools to teach your Meerkat 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:

Only $12.00!

Buy Now

Only $12.00!

Buy Now

Meerkats are naturally anxious due to their internal predator alarming system. They take turns standing in a raised lookout position above the burrows so they can see everything and protect their clan while other members are foraging or playing.

Meerkats work hard all day long and sometimes fall asleep on the job.

Meerkats are one the most cooperative mammals on Earth. The whole family takes turns raising the babies and keeping watch. 

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