Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Your Personality

Your Personality

The question that is asked is: “How Rare Is Your Personality?”

A link to a web site with a series of questions is designed to diagnose a person’s personality and categorize the personality, defining it as matching a certain group. This is how it defined my personality:

Your Personality is Very Rare (ESTP)

Your personality type is dominant, driven, poised, and self-aware.

Only about 5% of all people have your personality, including 3% of all women and 6% of all men

You are Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Perceiving.

I have seen serveral other people’s personality diagnoses, and each one that I have observed thus far says: “Your Personality is Very Rare.”

This moved me to start thinking and wondering. I wondered whether any of the diagnoses said , “Your Personality is Very Common!”

Then I actually started using my brain. I realized how phony this entire personality analysis is. Oh, yes, many or even most of the characteristics of a person’s personality can be evaluated. Yet the notion that a personality can be categorized is not only inaccurate, but demeaning.

How rare is your personality? It is as rare as it can be. Why? Because God made only one of you and He gave you a personality that is entirely unique to you. How rare is your personality? Only God knows, for it is ONE out of however many people who shall ever exist on the earth. What was spoken to Jeremiah also applies to each of us:

Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee . . .” (Jer 1:4-5)

This uniqueness is amplified within the Church.
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
(1 Cor 12:4-11)

Every person has a specific personality from the time that God brings two haploid cells to form a zygote, a fetus, a little one. When God causes a person to be regenerated in His Church, spiritual gifts are given to that person when and where the Holy Spirit deems beneficial so that each and every person contributes to the edification of the body of Christ into the oneness of doctrine and practice and love that bless all who are drawn together to worship in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

So, how rare is your personality? From the day of your conception you have been made to be an individual to whom God has entrusted a lifetime to be enjoyed in His love. When you were baptized, God restored to you the holiness for life that Adam stole away and gave to the devil. Restored to be in God’s holy communion of saints, you were given additional gifts to be enjoyed and utilized for the benefit of all. Not only are you special, but you have a special place in God’s kingdom and have been given a special role in His family. This truly is rare, for only God can work this for a person, and He has worked it for you!

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