You guys realize something?
The majority of our mothers are IS's, or at least an S.
Trace the thread to see this is rather true
My mother is an ISTJ.
My dad is an ESTJ
And I'm an INTP. So you can only imagine the clashes I get with the two of them so often.
As a younger adult,
they tried to teach me about 'proper Asian values'. I didn't listen. What the flying pancake are 'proper Asian values' supposed to be anyway?!
Coming from an Asian country, and ruled by a somewhat conservative governing system, my parents would oftentimes remind me that I needed to contribute to society in constructive ways. So I joined a hard rock band, made it a career, and got in trouble ever so often for loud and lewd public conduct.
They said that having pink hair would attract the wrong kind of attention. And I thought I'd like that kind of attention, because the 'right' kind of attention is obviously pretty predictable and boring.
But despite all that, I love them. Their rules and regulations, appreciation for systems and normalities have instilled more discipline in me than I would have otherwise (being a rather fickle minded INTP). I appreciate the deep love they have for each other, and for our family. There is nothing in the world they wouldn't do for my sister and me, and I do not take that for granted one bit. But somehow, I've never been able to meet their standards of a 'clean room'. They just don't get that my seemingly disorganized room (to them) is actually a perfectly devised system of chaos that only I can decipher
Just to add, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread about all your various mothers, and how each of you handled both the trying and loving times in your families.