Common Characteristics of Indigo Children

Am I, or Is My Child, an Indigo Child?

An Indigo Child is usually an individual with the following characteristics:

  1. Strong-willed
  2. Born in 1978 or later
  3. Headstrong
  4. Creative, with an artistic flair for music, jewelry-making, poetry, etc.
  5. Prone to addictions
  6. An “old soul”, as if they’re 13, going on 43
  7. Intuitive or psychic, possibly with a history of seeing angels or deceased people
  8. An isolationist, either through aggressive acting-out, or through fragile introversion
  9. Independent and proud, even if they’re constantly asking you for money
  10. Possess a deep desire to help the world in a big way
  11. Wavers between low self-esteem and grandiosity
  12. Bores easily
  13. Has probably been diagnosed as having ADD or ADHD
  14. Prone to insomnia, restless sleep, nightmares, or difficulty/fear of falling asleep
  15. Has a history of depression, or even suicidal thoughts or attempts
  16. Looks for real, deep and lasting friendships
  17. Easily bonds with plants or animals.

If your children responded positively to 14 or more of the above characteristics, then they’re most likely Indigos. If they related to between 11-13 of the above characteristics, they’re probably “indigos in training”, or those who are just developing their “little lightworker” traits. These descriptions could also apply to Indigo Children who are being artificially detached from their spiritual gifts, through the use of authoritative force and/or Ritalin.

If you’re an adult who relates to the above characteristics, it’s possible that you were one of the first forerunners of the Indigo Children. A few Indigos came to earth, long before 1978, to gather information and to set the groundwork for the coming of the Indigo Children race. Most likely, though, if you’re an adult who relates to the concept of being an Indigo Child, you are instead what we call a “lightworker”. Doreen Virtue’s book, The Lightworker’s Way may offer some insights for you on your personal path.

The above information about Indigo’s was excerpted from Doreen Virtue’s book on Indigo’s: The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children.

Two more books about Indigo Children: The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived, by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober

An Indigo Celebration: More Messages, Stories and Insights from the Indigo Children, by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober