How to Identify Your Child’s Secondary Energy Type

Do you know your child’s secondary Energy Type?

When you know your child’s dominant Type in my Energy Profiling system, it’s only natural to start wondering about their secondary Type—it influences so much!

Here are some pointers to help you recognize your child’s secondary Type, and some phrases you can use to support them in living true to their nature.

Secondary Type 1

You’ll notice a cuteness, a sparkle, or a playfulness about them at times. It’s not their primary expression—just a little added animation in their dominant Type.

In family gatherings, they might try to lighten the mood or make you laugh. Support them in keeping things light.

Phrases to support them:

  • Thank you for wanting to make sure I’m happy; I know how important that is to you.
  • I appreciate your happy nature. It’s safe to be who you are.

Secondary Type 2

You’ll notice a sensitive quality to them that softens and adds sensitivity to their dominant Type.

Recognize their emotional awareness of others and their desire for others’ feelings to not be hurt.

Phrases to support them:

  • Thank you for your sensitivity, and how you can care so much about others.
  • Thank you for noticing when someone’s feelings are hurt and caring for them.

Secondary Type 3

You’ll notice more orientation to wanting results, with a bit of a push that backs up their dominant Type. They like to take on challenges—but not in the same, head-on way as a dominant Type 3.

You need to help them realize they don’t need to get results to have value, especially if this is not their primary Energy Type. Don’t let them depend on their secondary too much to get recognition.

Phrases to support them:

  • I love how you can really put your mind to something when you’ve made the right decision.
  • Results are second to your being. You don’t have to do anything to be loved.

Secondary Type 4

You’ll notice an ability to step back and look at the big picture with a keen eye. You’ll also see their ability for perfecting the world around them—to a lesser degree than a dominant Type 4.

Support them in enjoying what is already created and experienced and fulfilled right now.

Phrases to support them:

  • You have such a gift for seeing the bigger picture. Thank you for sharing that.
  • I love how you want things to become better and more beautiful for people.

Something to remember for all 4 Secondary Types

Most importantly, support your child in living true to their dominant Energy Type.

In my energy healing work, I have encountered so many people who overdeveloped their secondary Type because they did not feel safe to express their dominant Energy Type as a child.

I’ll be back here on the blog next week with tips to honor your child’s dominant and secondary natures together.

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Carol Tuttle

Carol Tuttle is a teacher, speaker, healer, and best-selling author of five books. She has dedicated her life to helping people worldwide create the lives and relationships they desire. She blogs to support you in creating your ideal life.

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  1. Marlyn D says:

    I can hardly wait for your new book. Energy profiling has helped my relationships everywhere I turn. It has been facinating for me. It has also put me on the path to healing many things in my life.

  2. RachelJL says:

    I am a Type 4. I actually think that I overdeveloped my secondary type 1 in response to my step mother’s domineering Type 4. It has been difficult for me, at times, to accept the positive aspects of my Type 4, I think, because I’m afraid of becoming like her negative traits.

  3. WOW! I didn’t think it was possible to be a secondary type 3 as a primary type 2 since they seem so opposite. But this totally explains a lot the conflicting feelings I experience. I am so driven towards results and also planning and challenges and big goals, and I do it in my own way, but I am often afraid to believe in myself and put myself out there. I am freaked out just recognizing the possibility of being a secondary type 3… a great sign! :)


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