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Monday, November 10, 2008

P for Personality

We are in the middle of our Square Peg Round Hole series at GSM. We are focusing on discovering our SHAPE and how we can use it to reach out to those around us. In case you aren't familiar with this acronym here it is.

S - Spiritual Gifts
H - Heart
A - Ability
P - Personality
E - Experience

Several of us have been taking a closer look at Myers-Briggs personality test. Not that any probably care but in case you did wonder, here is a little bit about my results. I'm not going to lie, this is a pretty accurate description of me!

ESTJ
E
xtroverted Sensing Thinking Judging

Strengths:
- Generally enthusiastic, upbeat and friendly
- Stable and dependable
- Put forth a lot of effort to fulfill their duties and obligations
- Not personally threatened by conflict or criticism
- Interested in resolving conflict, rather than ignoring it
- Take their commitments very seriously
- Able to administer discipline when necessary

Weaknesses:
- Tendency to believe that they are always right
- Tendency to need to always be in charge
- Impatient with inefficiency and sloppiness
- Not naturally in tune with what others are feeling
- Not naturally good at expressing their feelings and emotions
- May inadvertently hurt others with insensitive language
- Generally uncomfortable with change, and moving into new territories

ESTJs are very enthusiastic people who are driven to fulfill their obligations and duties, especially those towards their families. Their priorities generally put God first, family second, and friends third.

4 comments:

  1. holy cow...i am totally an ESTJ as well. Rock it out friend!

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  2. I LOVE the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator! Nicole and I actually did it as a part of our marriage counseling. I am most emphatically an INTP. Surprised?

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  3. It turns out that Nicole is the exact opposite of me according to MB (an ESFJ). But it's our differences (not just Nicole's and mine, but everyone's differences) that make life interesting. My Grandpa used to say that if two people were exactly the same, one of them would be unnecessary.

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  4. Ok. I'm a bit scared. I am an INTP also. So is Adam Novello. I can't be like Jon, I just can't be. Wait, I'm older. Jon is like me???

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