You are the most difficult to put into words.
Why? Because there is just so much to you. I scratch my head when I consider the wonderful nuances of you because, in some ways, you defy explanation.
You’re simply complicated. (Don’t you love a good oxymoron?) A jumble of emotions and passions roil inside you, yet you display yourself to us as unruffled and straightforward. You like to be alone, and yet you desire meaningful connections with others. You’re insightful and clever but often puzzled by your own complexity.
You’re just different than other moms. According to the Institute for Motivational Living, only seven to twenty percent of the population shares your slice.
One quality I admire about you (although there are many) is your ability to absorb vast amounts of information. The inner architecture of your mind is able to comprehend and process words, thoughts, and ideas with unimaginable depth because your brain is a labyrinth of elaborate pathways and passages. You understand concepts the rest of us can’t fathom. People often say to you, “That’s brilliant. How did you think of that?” because you create new ways of doing things that blow our minds.
Psychologists, psychiatrists, and personality experts struggle to define you. Your personality type has been labeled “melancholy” (I’m sorry, it sounds so dark and depressing) and “analytical” (makes you sound more like a computer than a woman). One author even selected a beaver out of all the animals in the world to describe you. It’s a giant rodent, for crying out loud.
Do you feel the limitations of these descriptors? I do. Because they miss the soul of who you are.They miss what is at the core of your being, what drives you.
In a simple word, I think it’s this: beauty.
You long for beauty—not the superficial beauty featured in magazines or catalogs—but beauty in its truest, most pure and perfected form.
Beauty calls to you because it connects you to your true self and to God, the author and perfecter of beauty. You feel one with God when you witness beauty, or are able to create a beauty that is, in your mind, both pure and perfect. Your design as an Improver is God’s stamp of approval on the quest for beauty. When you seek it, you seek Him.
Dear Improver, you are a thoughtful mom who uses her critical-thinking skills and beautiful mind to make everything better. You correct, refine, and teach the difference between right and wrong, good and better. You serve your family with your curiosity, compliance to the rules, respect, your attention to detail, logic, that eye for beauty.
If Doers like things My Way, Connecter like things the Fun Way, Stabilizers like things Our Way, you like things the Right Way, cultivating perfection and precision wherever you go. You value truth and quality and are always wondering, Did I do it right?
Top 5 Superpowers
Here’s a list of your top 5 superpowers, those qualities you possess that the rest of us can’t even begin to touch.
Modern day examples of your type are Joanna Gaines, Angelina Jolie, Victoria Beckham, Ann Voskamp, and most serious scientists, artists and musicians. Fictional Connecters include Kermit the Frog, Linus (Charlie Brown), Leonard (Big Bang Theory), Ross (Friends), Bree (Desperate Housewives) and Pam (The Office).
If you’d like to hear more about your Top 5 Superpowers and the ways that you uniquely love and serve your family, check out the Improver Minibook or What’s Your Mom Type? Discovering God’s Design for You to learn much more.
Other Authentic Types
There are four Authentic Personality Types:
Doers: Motivators who direct, dominate, and get stuff done.
Stabilizers: Peace-lovers who comfort, calm, and listen.
Improvers: Thinkers who prepare, plan, and perfect.
If Improver is your major, one of these types could be your minor. They are probably the type of your boss, husband, best friend, or children. Become a student of the people in your life in order to communicate, collaborate, and motivate them today.