What Role Do You Play in Your Family?
Family System Theorists have divided the family unit into specific 'roles' corresponding to unique emotional responsibilities and traits. Let's find out which of these roles you play in YOUR family!
Which board game would you choose to play with your family?
As a child, you were mostly:
Which chore would you prefer to do?
You're in a fight with your mom. How do you behave?
Your report card in school described you as:
Do you have siblings?
Your entire extended family is over for the holidays. What are you doing after Thanksgiving dinner?
Which 'The Simpsons' character do you relate to the most?
What was your best class in school?
How much time do you spend with your family?
And finally: How do you generally feel about family?
The Perfect One
The Perfect One
You’re the perfect one! Mature and sensible, you’re the family’s greatest success. You’re respectful and trustworthy, and considered to be the smart and capable one. Although you may occasionally fear failure, your natural intellect and talent will take you far (and make your family look good).
You’re the scapegoat! You always know how to crack a joke- sometimes at your own expense- and your family frequently takes advantage of your self-deprecating nature by jokingly ‘blaming’ you for things that have gone wrong or failing to recognize your successes. Although you might not be as appreciated as you deserve, your humble nature and impressive listening skills are beloved by anyone who gets to know you.
The Quiet One
The Quiet One
You’re the quiet one! A dreamer at heart, you stay out of the way of family drama and avoid being the center of attention. You’re creative and agreeable, generally avoidant of conflict, and deeply loving at heart. Although you may sometimes feel unrecognized, your peaceful presence is necessary to the well being of your family unit.
You’re the jokester! You’re the family mascot who breaks the tension and lightens the mood with your sense of humor and goofy antics. Charming and extroverted, you have a unique ability to shift the mood in a room and you frequently surprise people with your compassion and emotional depth. Your family would be lost without you!
You’re the socialite! A total party animal, you’re spirited and sensual with a passion for life and an infectious energy. You enjoy being the center of attention and frequently stimulate the same passion and energy in those around you. You make your family at least a little bit cooler!
You’re the cook! Deeply family-oriented and down to earth, you love cooking and baking for the people who mean the most to you. You’re happiest when everyone is together and comfortable, and your compassionate and wise presence draws everyone to the same atmosphere. You’re the one people come to with their emotional problems, and your family would be lost without your advice, unconditional love, and delicious meals!