Something that has always proven to be a great tool for dialogue is personal experience. I have noticed that people love to learn about themselves (and some people really love to talk about themselves – me, for instance). These observations have often lead me to wonder why the church does not incoroporate the role personality plays in achieving its goals more often. In fact, I often find my self wondering how much better equipped I would be to deal with my close relationships, if they just walked around with a myers-briggs acronym stamped on their foreheads.
So, let’s have some fun as we go into the summer months. Take one or more (usually more than one is good) of the following myers-briggs based personality tests and post your results for discussion. If you like, offer the group a brief description (or offer a link to said description) of your personality type. Of obvious importance to our group: What practical help do you think this type of practice would bring to the Church? What would a “Theology of Psychology” or “Theological Psychology” look like? Do those “Spiritual Gifts” quizes count as personality tests for the Church? 😉
Here are a few links to free, on-line tests and my own personality type and its description.
Quiz 3 – Results have to be sorted out of a list of greatest strengths in the left column
I took all of the quizes, and was identified as ENTJ by all of them but one (only a slight deviation ENTP) Here is the brief Myers Briggs definition of an ENTJ:
Frank, decisive, assume leadership readily. Quickly see illogical and inefficient procedures and policies, develop and implement comprehensive systems to solve organizational problems. Enjoy long-term planning and goal setting. Usually well informed, well read, enjoy expanding their knowledge and passing it on to others. Forceful in presenting their ideas.
(Sorry for the double-post, Reed, but I figured both posts were light hearted enough that they wouldn’t detract from one another)