What Type of Mom Are You Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What Type of Mom Are You Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type?
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About This Quiz

Although the role of mothers has changed over the years, certain foundations remain the same. As moms, our kids rely on us to help navigate them through the world and to become the best little people that they can be. Once you finish these quiz, we will be able to determine your mothering personality based upon the Myers-Briggs personality test. 

Created by two women in the 1940s, the Myers-Briggs test uses a combination of four different traits to assign an overall personality type. With 16 different combinations, careful analysis of the way you approach your role as a parent will let us know which type of mom you are. You might think of yourself as a nurturing mom, but are you really the commanding type?

When you read our questions, use those mama bear instincts to choose the answer that sounds most like the way you deal with your children. There's no right or wrong way to approach motherhood or fatherhood, and knowing your Myers-Briggs type can help you to understand the decisions you make throughout your children's lives. In fact, looking at yourself and teach you a lot about your children. 

Find a quiet corner for yourself, and take this quiz at your uninterrupted leisure. Which type of mom are you? Let's put down the 900 things in your hands and find out! 

If you found your child's journal, would you read it?
Of course, I would!
I would respect their privacy.
I would think about it for a while.
No, I would only assume it was saying good things about me.

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How many children is too many children?
Two children are enough children.
More than three children is insanity.
There's no such thing.
One is enough for me.

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Do you ever hide chocolate from your kids?
No, but I raid their Halloween candy.
I hide a lot of things from my kids.
We don't eat chocolate at our house.
What mom doesn't hide chocolate?

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How do you get your kids to do chores?
I threaten to withhold their allowance.
I don't make my kids do chores.
I bribe them.
I bark orders until they give in.

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What is the most rewarding thing about being a mom?
Seeing my kid(s) achieve is awesome!
They are like looking in a mirror.
The free labor is a bonus!
Getting to shape a future is humbling.

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Which of your traits do you see in your offspring?
Confidence
Compassion
Brains
Curiosity

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Do you think you are overprotective of your children?
I have my moments.
I'm really hands-off.
I'm very overprotective.
I try to encourage them to make mistakes.

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How old should kids be when you have "the talk?"
The should be teenagers.
It should be made natural from a young age.
It depends on the child's maturity.
There's no hiding it in today's world.

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Were your kids planned or were they a surprise?
They were planned.
Surprise!
I had a surprise and a planned one.
They were a surprise, but I was thrilled.

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Could you handle working in early childhood daycare?
It's too germy for me.
I would love it!
I would prefer working with older kids.
I have enough kids to care for at home.

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Which of these virtues do you hope to teach your children?
Integrity
Respect
Dignity
Work ethic

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What is the toughest thing about being a mom?
I don't like seeing my children upset.
Getting them out of the house on time in a nightmare.
The laundry is never-ending.
I dislike watching games in cold weather.

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How do you sneak some time for yourself?
I never had time to myself.
I go to a weekly event.
My time at the gym is precious.
Sometimes, I lock myself in the bathroom.

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Where do you usually shop for your kids' clothes?
Thrift stores are great for kids' clothes.
Most of them are hand-me-downs.
I shop at upscale boutiques for my kids.
I shop in all sorts of places for clothes.

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Have your kids accused you of being embarrassing?
Every day!
They are not old enough for that yet.
It's happened once or twice.
No way! My kids want to be just like me.

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How would you rate the independence level of your kids?
They are right on target for their age.
They will always need their mom.
My kids are extremely independent.
My kids are too young to be independent.

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Do you practice co-sleeping?
My kids are too old for that.
My smallest one sleeps with me.
I did when they were small.
Co-sleeping is not a great thing to do.

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How did you feel the first time you saw your child?
Ecstatic
Overwhelmed
Mystified
Accomplished

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What do your kids think of your job?
I work from home so they get tired of me.
They think I do important work.
I think they are proud of me.
My kids couldn't care less about my job.

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities?
Never!
I think every parent feels that way.
I feel overwhelmed during the sports season.
I feel blessed to have such a great responsibility.

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Which developmental stage do you like most?
Teenagers are awesome.
I love the infant phase.
Newborns are the best.
I love middle schoolers.

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Where would you prefer to go on family vacation?
Disneyworld
The Grand Canyon
The beach
Camping

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How many times a day do you hug your children?
Once a day or more
Every few minutes
When I can catch them
When they need it

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What do you expect one of your children will grow up to be?
Lawyer
Doctor
Whatever they want
Artist

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How do you feel about helping with homework?
It's my job.
I dislike homework time.
Their homework is hard to understand.
My kids are great about doing it without me.

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Do you feel like you are friends with your kids?
I feel that way sometimes.
I'm sure I will when they are older.
I'm the parent–not the friend!
They are too little for friends.

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Have you ever been to a mommy and me group?
It saved my sanity!
I would love to attend one.
I've never heard of it.
It's not my thing.

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How do you handle it when your kids talk back?
I give them side-eye.
I tell them how inappropriate it is.
I get sassy right back.
I don't acknowledge it.

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How would you punish a teenager who snuck out?
I would ground them.
The car keys would be mine for a while.
I would take away their phone.
I wouldn't punish them; instead, we would talk.

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If awards were given for motherhood, which one would you win?
Nosiest Mom
Good Bedside Manner
Best Use of Resources
Champion of All Moms Everywhere

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