Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What is your mothering style??

Hmm... what kind of mother am I.... DON'T ask my kids... they will tell you about all the dirty dishes in my sink! (The ones I should have been washing rather than being on the computer!)

I took a motherhood personality quiz . It was very interesting. You can take the quiz, here:

Below you can see my results..... VERY, VERY, VERY accurate!!!! I enjoy taking personality tests. Back in college (when I was trying to figure out "what I want to be when I grow up") I took a wonderful class to help me learn about myself and my strengths and weaknesses. We took SEVERAL tests, and they really did a great job of helping me pinpoint my personality. This one is equally accurate!

Have fun with the quiz... Let me know what kind of mom you are!

Results of my test:

Your type is: entj —The “Executive” Mother

“My mind is always going. How can I fine-tune the system to everyone’s advantage?”

  • Competent and confident in a management role, the ENTJ mother organizes the needs and schedules of family members into a workable family system. Within the system, she provides her children with care-taking, direction, and limits, but she also gives them space to develop their own self-sufficiency and judgment.
  • Analytical and adept at problem-solving, the ENTJ mother listens to her children’s concerns empathetically and then strategizes with them how to improve the situation—either by intervening on their behalf or backing off to let them solve problems on their own. She particularly enjoys watching them take responsibility and accomplish something they find important on their own.
  • Intense and insightful, the ENTJ mother is cued in to her children’s intellectual and emotional development. She uses her quickness and communication skills to talk things through and help her children connect with people and better understand life.


Anonymous said...

I know this comes as a real suprise to you... I am a "Tender, Loving, Care" mother!
This was a neat, short quiz... right on!

-Your sis :)

tammi said...

Hmmmm, I took the quiz.... very eye-opening.

50s Housewife said...

That was really interesting! Here are my results:

Your type is: enfp —The “Kids R Fun” Mother

“Whatever I enjoy—playing tag or singing in the car—I can do it with kids around. And it’s totally legitimate!”

* Playful and energetic, the ENFP mother finds her children to be good company and enjoys being with them. In fact, she says being with children justifies her own “being a kid again.” And children say she’s fun to be with — spontaneous, hearty, and imaginative.
* Naturally drawn to introducing her children to the joys of life, the ENFP is something of a free spirit. She is less concerned with rules, routines, and schedules, and more inclined to give her children plenty of free time to play, explore on their own or with her, and have fun together.
* Tuned in to her children, the ENFP mother enthusiastically encourages each one’s individuality and unique potential through a great variety of experiences. She is also quick to identify with others’ feelings and thoughts, making her an empathetic supporter of her children, not to mention her mate and many, many friends.

Jess Connell said...

That's interesting; I'm an ENTJ too... well, actually I'm pretty close to the middle on the J/P continuum and lately I've been testing as a P... perhaps overseas life is having its effect on my personality, making me more laid back and willing to take whatever comes. Anyhow, what you described was very accurate for me, so far anyway. Thanks for sharing it-- I'm off to check it out!