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The Personality of LivingRoom

12 May, 2004 11:21 PM

Tonight at LivingRoom we looked at personality types using a Myers Briggs test.

It was interesting to see what the test indicated about individuals (it explained one or two things!) but it also got me thinking a little about the personality of our community as a whole...as well as wondering if there might be any difference in the average personality type of emerging church goers in comparison to church goers on the whole...and then in comparison to the whole of society (there is a masters in that probably).

ENFP (for those of you that know Myers Briggs) is the predominate type of our group - that translates to Extrovert (5 out of the 9 of us), Intuitive (again 5 out of the 9), Feeling (7 out of the 9) and Perceptive (also 7 out of the 9). Personally I'm an INFP.

It was a fun and insightful night.



When you mentioned looking for these kinds of tests to take to LivingRoom, I decided to take a couple myself... Turns out that I'm pretty much engulfed by insanity. Go figure. :)

timsamoff » 13 May, 2004 12:50 AM

Myers-Briggs can be invaluable for a team if it helps them see that others on the team have different ways of perceiving and interacting with the world. But I remember a situation where we were trying to help a couple of leaders through their conflict, explaining to the extrovert that the other was an introvert and so forth. His response: "What a stupid way to think!" Ten years later, my wife and I continue to use that quote. :-)

Jon Reid » 13 May, 2004 2:58 AM

I'm an INTJ but my scores are more lop-sided...

Karl Thienes » 13 May, 2004 4:45 AM

There has been some some studies relating to the predominent personality type of pastors. From memory the most common type was ENFP. If I am correct the Livingroom seems to have a strong pastoral character! B

Brendan » 13 May, 2004 9:08 AM

I'm an INFJ :-)

Paul » 13 May, 2004 11:40 AM

I am a ENFJ.

Who hoo!

joshua.michael » 14 May, 2004 5:48 AM

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