Question of the day.

Are you a nurturer?

My answer:

I asked you guys this question originally some three years ago, and had a trouble answering it myself, because I didn’t fully know what a nurturer is. I did have a basic idea but didn’t really know what that implied, as I don’t think we have a good equivalent of this in Polish. So I used the description of the nurturer personality type from MBTI (ISFJ) to see how much I relate to it, even though it is not my MBTI personality type because apparently I’m an INFP, which is described as a mediator. Can’t say I relate extremely much to INFP either and if I were to say based just on the single word whether I’m more of a nurturer or a mediator, I think nurturer is more relatable.

After the three years, when I have more of an idea of what a nurturer is, my answer is still mostly the same. I guess I am, because I’m empathetic and like helping people when I can, but I don’t think it’s a particularly defining or strong trait of my personality or anything like that, I know people who are a lot more nurturing than myself.

How about you? 🙂

10 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

    1. Funny how people’s impressions about ourselves can be so vastly different from our own. I’ve heard such things about myself as well, that it would fit me to have a lot of children, and I have no idea where they got that from. 😀 My guess is because I’m kind of child-like in a lot of ways.

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  1. With me, on the Meyers-Briggs, I’m an extreme introvert (like, 95% or so), but I’m split 50/50 down the other three scales. So I’m like an I and then every other available letter (other than E for extrovert), or something.

    I do love nurturing people, and it’s a thrill if I can help someone to have a better day!! However, I’ve never been nurturing in a “momly” sense. I hate it when people act that sort of nurturing, like, “Did you get enough to eat?” when you’ve just eaten the whole chicken, or, “Oh, let me wipe that jelly off your face,” or that sort of thing.

    I’m guessing that since I grew up with such a cerebral mother (one thing I like about her… go figure), I’m not into motherly nurturing at all and don’t really want to have kids, either. But I do love to nurture in the listening/offering advice/consoling/being there sense.

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    1. I also feel like I’m much more of an “inner” nurturer, who likes to listen and support people emotionally, or something along these lines, but I’m hardly motherly unless we’re talking Misha, but Misha makes the nurturer in almost everyone come out. And I totally understand how such motherly nurturing can be very overbearing, smothering and annoying.

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