So this semester I took a break from college classes. I was planning to CLEP my remaining classes, but then I discovered that my self-motivation isn’t as strong as I once thought.. So since my mind has been free from the bondage of school, I’ve been able to research some things that actually interest me– Myers Briggs and spiritual gifts being the 2 main topics. After turning these things over and over in my mind, I discovered that there are so many similarities between the 2 topics.
At first this surprised me because, wow, there’s a correlation between our personalities and our spiritual gifts? But then, as I started thinking on it more, it totally made sense! God has given us the personalities that we need to use the gifts that He has given us! I, for example, have a strong personality. I’m an ENTP, I am motivated by goals, I love problem solving, I’m very direct and to the point, and I have no problem with confrontation in order to make things right. I want everything to be resolved and can usually identify the root of problems. I’m outspoken, and sometimes just a little bit blunt. I then started looking into cognitive functions, and as an ENTP, my dominant function is Extroverted Intuition which includes the ability to accurately read people. In turn, my spiritual gift is Prophecy, which requires all of these attributes! I then tested my findings with my friends, and I discovered that my friends that had the same Myers Briggs shared the same spiritual gifts. SO COOL.
So eventually I thought: a. I’m on to something, or b. I really need to enroll in classes to refocus my attention..
But I kept thinking on it, and after a while, I also discovered that there is a correlation between Myers Briggs, which is brain types/cognitive functions, and Dressing Your Truth, which is a beauty profiling system that can determine what colors you should wear based on your physical attributes and energy profiling. This then led to the Color Analysis theory, and the 4 Greek temperaments (Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Choleric, and Melancholy) and they all fit together!
A lot of thinking, I know.
After a while, I started putting all the pieces together and I came up with the following chart that shows the correlation between all of the different systems, and spiritual gifts. The end result being that I think it’s possible that my chart can determine what colors look best on you based on your Myers Briggs and spiritual gifts. It sounds far-fetched, but take a look and see if it lines up for you!
Here are a few things that I want to make clear though:
- I’m not an expert of any kind in any field. This is all a result of critical thinking, discussion with my mom, and tons of reading (and a fair amount of Pinterest surfing).
- It is possible to have more than one spiritual gift. I believe that your strongest gift will determine your Myers Briggs, and you’ll probably find that any other gift you have will show some tendency toward the corresponding Myers Briggs. (for example I also have the gifts of teaching and leadership which shows through my J tendencies.)
- I didn’t actually come up with anything new, I just put some puzzle pieces together. Here are the links to some of the previously existing data from which I drew my conclusions:
Thoughts? Think something on the chart should be changed? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear more thoughts on this!