Saturday, March 8, 2008

What Type of Mom are You?

I love taking personality tests and little quizzes. So of course I was interested in finding out my parenting type. The article in the link discusses personality traits of moms based on their Myers-Briggs Personality Profile. I found that I'm a combination of the INFJ and the INTP. The descriptions really fit me. And if you don't understand why I'm so into signing with Kalen and why she knows most of her alphabet in sign, printed, and spoken--just continue reading.

The know-thyself mother (INFJ)

Sensitive and family-focused, the INFJ mother encourages the unique potential of each child. Her aim is to help her kids develop a sense of identity, and she seeks a free exchange of feelings and thoughts to that end. In fact, she may value the mothering experience as a catalyst to her own personal growth. She is conscientious and intense, as well. Probably no one takes child-raising more seriously than the INFJ. She approaches it as a profession requiring her best self.
Stay-sane tip: Make time for yourself, try to live in the moment, and take life a little less seriously. Instead of trying to make life what it "should be," enjoy it for what it is.

The love-of-learning mother (INTP)
Intellectually curious and patient, the INTP mom loves to learn things together with her kids. Whether they're at the zoo or a store, she answers their "whys" with in-depth responses. She considers their questions and ideas as she would those of a peer, fostering self-esteem. This avid reader allows kids the freedom to do for themselves and quietly encourages them to believe they can.
Stay-sane tip: Allow yourself lots of time to lose yourself in reading and reflection. It may feel like you're doing nothing, but that "mind time" is very important for you.

So, what personality type are you? I'm curious to find out if there is a majority of one-type or another reading blogs.