If you’ve ever wondered what in the world goes through your kids’ heads when they behave the way they do sometimes, you are going to LOVE this episode of the Gotcha Mama podcast!
It’s no secret that I really enjoy personality type testing.
Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, DiSC, StrengthsFinder, Colors, LIFO, “What Disney Princess Are You?” Quiz, etc. You name it, I’ve probably taken it!
I don’t know about you. But I’m SO interested in how people are wired. And more importantly, how people can work together to complement each other’s strengths and communicate more effectively.
Especially when it comes to parenting, marriage, and disciplining kids!
Communication and meaningful connections are KEY pieces in the ever-evolving relationship you have with your kids and your spouse. But how do you do that in everyday life?
For example, I know disciplining young kids can be HARD, my friend. Like, really really hard. Disciplining effectively and also in a way that makes children feel loved, understood, and affirmed is not easy at all.
That’s why I was super pumped to talk with my guest on this episode, Sandra Etherington. Sandra is the mom of two young kids and the owner of Family Personalities, a business that aims to help families through the use of Personality Type.
Sandra helps families determine the personality type preferences of each family member using the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator. Then walks you through how to use that information to determine how you can more effectively communicate within your family.
How amazing is that?!
The Myers-Briggs model recognizes that we are all wired with different preferences and mental processes that determine the way we prefer to interact with the world. – Family Personalities website
More about the guest
Sandra has a degree from UCLA in Mathematics and a background in Big 4 Accounting. She uses her talent for analysis and data, combined with her training and passion for Myers-Briggs personality type to help families work together more effectively to raise their uniquely wired children to be the best versions of themselves that they can be.
Sandra has INFJ preferences as well as identifying as an Enneagram 1 (self-preservation subtype).
Sandra recently launched the Family Personalities podcast. If you love Myers-Briggs, Enneagram or other personality type models or want to know more about them in the family setting, check it out!
We talk about
- How she was introduced to the Myers-Briggs typing indicator
- How she uses her Myers-Briggs preference knowledge in her everyday mom life
- If and how you can accurately determine your child’s personality type
- Some practical ways to use Myers-Briggs preferences to discipline your children effectively
- The widespread confusion and misunderstanding of the Introvert versus Extrovert preference
- And several other misconceptions about personality typing tests
Links & Resources
Family Personalities Website: https://familypersonalities.com/
Podcast (launching Spring 2020): https://familypersonalities.com/podcast/
Myers & Briggs Foundation to learn more about the Myers Briggs type indicator
More about the Gotcha Mama Podcast:
The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.
Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
We understand that motherhood can be lonely and make you doubt yourself. The Gotcha Mama Podcast exists to let you know that you are not alone as a busy mom of young kiddos, no matter what you’re dealing with.
The show is all about tearing down our insecurities as moms by honestly sharing our stories and a little of what we’ve learned along the way.
We believe it’s a whole lot better riding the rollercoaster of motherhood together!
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