Embracing the life of a Type B mom isn’t always easy but it is what it is.
Over the years, my circle of friends has grown to have more and more mom friends. As we hang out, and talk about parenting, life and what have you – I quickly came to the realization that the way I parent is not quite like their way.
Type B Mom
I should say, not all of my friends are like this – but a good deal are and it’s something I’ve had to come to just settle and understand that this is not me. I might not be the perfect mom, but definitely the fun mom!
I’m a type b mom and embracing this fact helps me accept it. We are each unique in our mothering and parenting styles, and this is just mine and who I am.
- My friends do schedules. I try – see our free weekly planner for kids
- My friends like order. I like chaos.
- My friends are organized. I am not.
Mom Personality Type Facts
Here is what our good friend Wikipedia says about Type A personalities and Type B personalities.
Type A Mom Personality Types
The theory describes “Type A” individuals as ambitious, rigidly organized, highly status-conscious, sensitive, impatient, take on more than they can handle, want other people to get to the point, anxious, proactive, and concerned with time management.
People with Type A personalities are often high-achieving “workaholics” who multi-task, push themselves with deadlines, and hate both delays and ambivalence.
Type B Mom Personality Types
The theory describes “Type B” individuals as a contrast to those with Type A personalities.
People with Type B personality by definition generally live at a lower stress level and typically work steadily, enjoying achievement but not becoming stressed when they do not achieve. They may be creative and enjoy exploring ideas and concepts. They are often reflective.
5 Things About Type B Personality
Wondering if you have a type b personality? Here are 5 type b mom things that I do, if this sounds familiar – welcome to the club.
- Birthday parties planned at the last minute, CHECK.
- Play dates scheduled? Nope. (Thank you type-a’s who schedule!!)
- Unorganized house, CHECK.
- Art projects started everywhere, YES.
- Mean well but doesn’t always execute, it ME!
There are days I wish I could be more Type-A. It would be so lovely to get my kids on a schedule and I know it would make my life just so much easier, but it just doesn’t happen.
I wish that I could keep up with all of the birthdays of friends and family – but unless they are on Facebook and have their birthday listed – it’s just not going to happen. I wish I could be the person who can do the laundry a few times a week, but no – I am the mom with the huge mountains of laundry that I fret doing.
If you are a type b mom, just know this. You are doing your best, and if things fall through the cracks the world will not end. This are things that a type-a mom may not understand – and again that is okay.
Your type-b parenting might not look exactly like mine, no worries. The best we can do is just embrace the different types of mom and personalities each have. These qualities and traits are what makes us each unique.
Embrace Being a B Personality Type
I am just going to embrace the Type-B that I am. I am always telling my kids that I love them for how God made them, guess I should take those words and apply them to myself.
TYPE B MOM FOREVER!