In this study 89 mothers and 49 fathers of disabled children were questioned and the results compared with Estonian norms. A five-factor personality inventory in the Estonian language was used. The results showed that mothers of disabled children had significantly lower Extraversion,
Openness and higher Neuroticism than the norms for Estonian women. The results demonstrated also that fathers of disabled children were significantly lower in Extraversion and Openness, but significantly higher in Conscientiousness than indicated in the norms for men.