Thread idea stolen from tinkerbell Thanks!
NF's, what is your mother like? And how do you feel, how has a mother of certain type influenced you during your childhood or still influences you in your adulthood?
My mother is an ISFJ, the "salt of the earth", very caring and family oriented, mostly overdoing it. We've never been that close and there are traits in her as a mother that I will definitely try to avoid when I become a mother myself. But her calmness, strength and easy-going nature are traits I appreciate very much. However, she is supportive mostly in theory, emotionally detached, not very open-minded to new ideas and she can be passive-aggressive at times. She wasn't very openly controlling during my childhood, more like a quiet guiding force that wants you to do things her way. Something I gladly rebelled against when growing up. We get along great now that I'm an adult but we're not really on the same level and it's not only because of the different generations. Still, she's the only mother I have and I love her dearly.
Please share your stories.