HEART Diagnostic - Full Report
Your recommended Homeschool Style is . . .
Homeschool Style Description
Your answers to the lifestyle quiz gives us some insight into your thought processes and how you are likely to run your household and homeschool. People have been categorizing these thought patterns for nearly 2,000 years and in the modern age, we have become very analytical about the process. We won’t delve into all the complexities involved in stereotyping personalities. We will keep it pretty simple here.
Before talking about your results, there are a few key points to keep in mind.
These characteristics are called temperaments. They are believed to be innate in your character (possibly in your DNA) and aren’t changeable. They are evident in children at an early age and tend to be consistent throughout a person’s life.
Your temperament only indicates your preference or habitual response. It doesn’t define who you are. You are a unique personality and make your own independent choices. Don’t feel typecast by these descriptions!
In various times and circumstances, everyone expresses characteristics of other temperaments. While the temperaments may describe your “normal” behavior, you may take on a different persona in a work situation than in a social situation.
Having said that, the reason this ancient concept has stuck around is that people see a lot of consistency in personality types over time. They are useful methods to clarify your standard way of operating.
These are especially useful because in the midst of homeschooling, in a relaxed environment, you are likely to revert to your innate temperament. More than any other factor, your temperament (and your spouse’s temperament) controls your lifestyle and the way you will operate your homeschool.
The original names of these temperaments are based on a flawed understanding of how the body operated. Since the original names are unflattering, we’ve adopted a more recent variation based on common animals that are a little less objectionable. Keep in mind these are just names that help relate to the temperaments. We aren’t intending to associate you with an animal in any real sense.
These are the animal archetypes:
By means of these quizzes, we will evaluate your temperament and that of your children. Your temperament will give you certain advantages and disadvantages in homeschooling your children. We’ll provide you with specific information on your temperament and if you’ve completed a profile for your children, we’ll tell you how their temperament is likely to affect their learning style. Finally, we’ll try to draw some correlations between your temperament and those of your children to help you identify how you can best help each personality type.
Your Personality quiz indicated that your temperament is . . .
Children's Learning Styles
Alongside the personality types (or temperaments), each child has a preferred way of learning. There are a lot of ways to categorize the learning styles and people have divided them into 3 to 7 different categories. We’ll take a moderate route and use 4 distinct categories that are intuitive to most parents and easily understood.
The learning styles describe how a person prefers to take input from the world around them. These mostly describe the most comfortable way for a child to relate to their environment. For example, auditory children favor their sense of hearing and respond more quickly to sounds, music and verbal instructions. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t stimulated by other sensations, like sights or touch, but that they are more susceptible to sound.
The main learning styles are:
As with personality temperaments, these learning styles are not absolute. Children can (and should) exercise all of these categories in different contexts. You want to encourage your children to be able to absorb information through any means because the world won’t cater to their particular preference. However, in teaching, especially with young children, you are likely to see the best results when you provide them with information and stimuli that aligns with their learning styles.
Here are the learning styles of your children, as indicated on the quizzes you took:
Like we mentioned in the Parent Personality Profile section, temperaments are innate, biologically based and persisent throughout our lives. They are also a good way to understand your children. Knowing how they operate will help you to meet them where they are at and improve your homeschooling results.
One aspect of this is being able to differentiate a child’s personality traits from their temperament. No matter what their temperament, children do need to learn how to handle themselves and to develop virtuous habits. However, the path toward those goals will be different based on their unique personality and temperament.
Keep in mind that temperaments are stereotypes. They are limited in their application because all people are different, regardless of their ages. So, while your children exhibit behaviors that align with a particular profile, that doesn’t rule out behaviors that run contrary to the typical descriptions. Your children are unique blessings and should be treated accordingly.
As before, we’ll use the animal motif to describe the different temperaments. This isn’t meant to be deragatory. However, our familiarity with the animal kingdom makes for an easy analogy. Those characteristic animals are:
These are the temperaments of your children:
Here are some descriptions of how they affect learning and some tips on how you can help them learn more easily.
Parent-Children Temperament Interactions
The recommendations above are standard for all homeschool environments. However, since you assessed your own personality temperament (Sanguine), we have some additional tips to help you manage your teaching relationship with your children.
It’s important to keep in mind that your teaching relationship with your children will be different than your parent-child relationships. The tips below are only meant to guide your homeschooling efforts. It is not intended to recommend parenting styles