At our MOPS retreat I asked everyone to fill out a personality quiz to find out what their personality type is. We did the Gary Smalley test that has 4 basic categories that people fit into.
I know, I know, there are those of us who shudder at the thought that we may fit into some box. "We are unique individuals, not defined by perimeters!" And while there are those few people out there who are hybrids, most people fit into boxes. Sad, but true. There tend to be overall trends in the way that we think, act and feel and though it has taken me a while I am learning to accept this. And in accepting this, I am learning so much about people and myself. And my kids! As the mother of 4, I want to be able to understand why Caleb tends to react one way and Luke the complete opposite. I desire to understand them and meet their needs accordingly. And I want to help them understand themselves. (Side note: I have heard that The Treasure Tree is a fabulous book for kids about personality traits!)
When Joseph and I got married, we went through pre-marriage counseling and took the Myers Briggs test and, shocker of all shockers, we are completely opposite in every way. Our Pastor told us that when we work together, we would be a phenomenal team, but when we fight - look out! Boy was he right!!
If you have time and want to play along, take this test and then leave a comment and let me know what you are (and better yet, what you think I am!!) This is totally my idea of fun and I would love it if you'd play along.
And later in the week I will let you know what I am. I'm sure it will be hard to guess.