Personality Changes Through the Seasons of Life

This test is a short list of words that you describe yourself & calculate your general personality type. The interesting thing for me is how I’ve changed over the years. As a kid & in high school, I was rather reserved, on the shy side, talkative once you got to know me, sensitive, etc. Now, I’m basically Dad rehashed, for good or for bad. I guess this happens as you get older. For those that didn’t know Dad, that includes organized, scheduled, one-track-minded, rather opinionated, loyal, sentimental, passionate about things! I think having kids in the preschool years has changed me. Do you suppose we changed Dad? Grandma Gertie says Dad was a very compliant child although you would’ve never guessed that as an adult.

I see myself going back to the “teacher” personality now that the youngest is moving out of that stage. Now watch, God’ll bless us back to the baby stage again just as we are moving out of it! You wouldn’t catch me crying.:)

For me, the baby & toddler years were sweet, but hard to deal with little ones who lack basic communication & self-control skills. But I love the school age years!! And I so look forward to the teenage & adult years with my kids.

Call me crazy, but I look for my kids to be my best friends as they get out of the concrete thinking stage & move into adulthood. That’s what happened to me with my parents; why shouldn’t it happen to me on the other side? Keith is totally in his element with the teenagers. He’s going to make a super “teen dad”:)

A friend of mine with three boys of similar age was talking with me the other day about just this topic. She is shaking in her boots to go into the teenage years with her kids when she looks around at all the teenage “spiritual casualties” in Christian families today. We agreed that we both want good relationships with our children throughout those years as well as godly children. We’re commiting to pray together for just that. That’s what God wants, & it’s what we want, & it is possible, so let’s start praying for it now! We’ve been praying for our children’s spouses, why not this, too?

Anyway, here’s my official score for the personality test. I guess it looks to be pretty accurate…

ESTJ – “Administrator”. Much in touch with the external environment. Very responsible. Pillar of strength. 8.7% of total population.

Free Jung Word Test (similar to Myers-Briggs)
personality tests by similarminds.com

organized, group oriented, focused, conventional, leader, emotionally stable, anal, attention seeking, planner, realistic, fearless, responsible, finisher, decisive, norm following, respects authority, punctual, hard working, stiff, self confident, thinks rules and regulations are important, follows the rules, clean, outgoing, social, content, does not like being alone, normal, regular, does not like weird or strange people / things – intolerant of differences, strict, disciplined, aggressive, assertive, content, happy, proper, formal, strict with self, meticulous, strong sense of purpose

favored careers:
executive, ceo, supervisor, business consultant, manager, strategist, financial planner, business person, office manager, public relations manager, international business specialist, business analyst, management consultant, operations manager, loan officer, lawyer, marketing, sports management, government employee, investment banker

disfavored careers:
poet, artist, songwriter, musician, novelist, art therapist, theatre teacher, art curator, film editor, video game designer, photo journalist, travel writer, actor, record store owner, camera operator, art historian, music teacher

A few of those make me chuckle (like “norm following” & “stiff” – not quite!), but most are surprisingly correct. Sara & I have the whole “ying yang” thing going on.

Thanks, Jess, for finding the quick personality test online.


One response to “Personality Changes Through the Seasons of Life

  • Valerie

    I don’t know which stage I will end up liking best. Aliyah is getting fun, now that she can read and ask all sorts of questions. I like parts of all the stages, I guess.

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