Earlier this year I wrote an article for a personality blog and I included advice for “Thinking” parents of “Feeling” kids.
I “think” my kids didn’t “feel” like reading it, which is fine, because the last thing we need to do is tip them off to our parenting techniques.
Including Big Five Personality and DISC Behavior Assessments, Holland Code Career Testing, and Meyers-Briggs Personality Typing, this website includes fun tests and a lot of information about how to make the most of our own characteristics and understand those of others.
This is how I found out that child care, bartending, acting, and public relation specialist are “incompatible” careers for me. However, I can be a correctional officer, pharmacist, umpire, or labor union specialist. I dunno. “Feels” like the same list.
Better late than never, to know yourself. Had I known that my ISTJ personality types “rarely dote upon their children”, I wouldn’t have felt so guilty about forgetting their birthdays. You know. Sometimes.
And just perhaps I wouldn’t have tried so hard to think my way out of their heartfelt trepidations.
So, here’s my article for all you hard-working, reasonable parents just trying to get through a day without running out of kleenex or