What Your Personality Says About Your Parenting Style

Being a new mum is unbelievably tough.

It’s the hardest job going, and you deserve a solid pat on the back for all of the late nights, emotional moments and for that unwavered dedication. 

Apart from vowing to never end up like our own mothers – although we fear it may be inevitable – we all ask ourselves one thing: what kind of parent am I? (Or, will I be?) 

See: 14 Annoying Things People Say When You’re Pregnant

Well, thanks to a new study by Truity, we have the answer. And it’s all to do with your personality traits

It’s measured using the famous Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), with most people falling on one side of each spectrum.

1. Extroversion vs. Introversion

2. Sensing vs. Intuition

How we collate information.

3. Thinking vs. Feeling

That whole head or heart debate.

4. Judging vs. Perceiving

Our structure for day-to-day life.

The results of your assessment puts you into one personality type – you can do a free one here, if you fancy.

‘Extroverts’ tend to love getting hands-on with their children, encouraging outdoor activity and exploration, whilst ‘introverts’ like to give their children space to become independent. 

Parents with a ‘sensing’ personality are big on tradition and know the importance of life skills. ‘Intuitive’ parents hold imagination in high regard and encourage their kids to question the world around them. 

‘Thinking’ parents can be firm, wanting their children to be independent and have opinions of their own, whilst those leaning towards the ‘feeling’ trait have huge empathy and encourage consideration for others. 

Parents in the ‘judging’ category value organisation, and ‘perceivers’ enjoy spontaneity. 

One thing’s for sure – all of these make for great parents. 

Good job, guys…