Friday, October 19, 2007

Quiz: What Kind of Mom are You?

Thanks to a link from Leonie's blog, to Molly's blog (where Theresa is credited with the link), I have found out what kind of mom I am! (And it only took 18 years 8-0 !)

Your type is: intp —The “Love of Learning” Mother

“I keep the encyclopedia in the kitchen so we can look up things together while we
Intellectually curious and patient, the INTP mother relishes those times with a child when they are learning something interesting together. Whether they’re at the zoo or computer terminal, she sparks to answering his or her “whys” with in-depth responses or new knowledge. The INTP mother is also objective and introspective. She listens to and discusses children’s ideas and questions as she would those of a peer, fostering self-esteem and confidence. Open and non-directive, she allows children the freedom to do for themselves and quietly encourages them to believe they can do it. Independence, autonomy, intellectual development, and self-reliance are probably the INTP’s highest priorities for her children. An avid reader, she naturally imparts an appreciation and love of reading as well. Drawn to all types of learning, the INTP may also value her mothering experience for all the new insights about life it provides her.

The funny thing? This is EXACTLY how I am as a mom. I love to spark their interest -- which is why I lean toward an unschooling atmosphere around here -- and see them create out of nothing. My kids are all very different and so I try to read about all the different philosophies of education to see which one will work the best with which child. I am an AVID reader and love to get the kids sparked on reading -- my teens are big readers too and my littles are getting there!

Thanks ladies for pointing out this quiz ... it's nice to know the name for what I do! Another interesting point is that when I've taken this personality test as it applies to my overall personality -- I am an ENTJ -- so the only difference is when it's just me, I love to be "out there and involved" ... when it has to do with my kids, I want them home in a nurtured environment where they can be and live how God intended with lots of down time and chance for introspection ....

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