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Summary: Study the personality types: Quitter, Vascilator, Persistant, Hurtful, encourager, emotion driven, analytical, faciliator, etc.

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WHICH TYPE ARE YOU? PERSONALITY TRAITS / TYPES

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

^I. WE TALK ABOUT PERSONALITIES... EACH PERSON FROM A BABY HAS A PERSONALITY.

A. DO WE DISCUSS PERSONALITY TRAITS OR PERSONALITY TYPES?

B. Types come from the development of traits...

C. BASIC PERSONALITY TYPE:

TYPE A: impatient, driving, goal-achievement oriented --- more heart attack prone?

TYPE B: easy going, fun loving, relaxed.

TYPE C: shy, withdrawn, inhibited

D. OTHERS SAY: EXTRAVERT; INTROVERT

E. PERSONALITY TRAITS AND TYPES DEVELOP AROUND:

1. INTUITION, SENSING...

2. THINKING...

3. FEELING...

^II. FROM WHERE DO PERSONALIES COME:

A. Instinct: Things we that come from birth...

B. LEARNED:

C. Home: Parents--- siblings

D. School--- 30 hours a week. learning how to get along and work with others.

E. FRIENDS: The Bible warns, don't be unequally yoked.

F. TELEVISION, COMPUTERS, GAMES

E. CHURCH:

The church used to have hours with the kids, Sunday School, Youth Group separate night,

in the services. Today the church has lost most of the opportunities it had to help shape

a person's personality.

^III. We seem to need to TYPE PEOPLE? Each individual consist of a body, soul, spirit...

CAN WE RECOGNIZE PERSONALITY TYPES? There are many systems dealing with the

traits and types of personalities.

To do this might help our families?

All people are said to want to dominate others to some degree.

How we handle relationships?

How we tackle our problems?

^THE ANALYTICAL

Just give me the facts. Value structure, information, knowledge.

Brain, logical, organized, independent.

They are reliable, committed and focused

Interest in results.

^THE FACILITATOR:

Supporter, teacher, looks for cooperation, relationship, good team member.

Will offer advice, instruction and assistance.

Interest is in results.

Values process over product.

Loves to solve problems. Looks for progress.

Good motivator.

Can feel unneeded, become critical.

^THE EMOTION DRIVEN:

Values journey, usually can not see the destination.

Intuitive (may wrong at times); empathetic, honest, compelled by needs.

Looking for needs, looking for needs.

TRUST OTHERS, easy to be hurt.

Leans to EMOTIONAL HIGHS AND LOWS.

NEED A SENSE OF PURPOSE. Needs encouragement. Needs validation.

Loses confidence in others easily.

^THE DIRECTOR:

Born leader, assertive, confident, independent.

Drive, authoritative, sets goals.

Expects much of others, judges, tend to be domineering.

FEELS FRUSTRATED OFTEN. Becomes restless and negative.

^PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE:

Can not make concessions... demanding, controlling....

Manipulator, boss, temper...

Feels like treated wrong.

^III. IN PAUL'S WRITINGS IN IDENTIFIES SOME PERSONALITY TRAITS THE DEVELOP

INTO PERSONALITY ATTITUDES, HIS LESSON IS WORTHY FOR US TO STUDY.

AS RECORDED IN COLOSSIANS 4.

^1. THE FIRST PERSONILTY TRAITS AND TYPE PAUL ADDRESSES IS THE QUITTER: DEMAS

When the going gets tough... the tough quit... GIVE UP, LET GO, ABANDON, CEASE,

STOP, LEAVE, DEPART... DEMAS IS THIS TYPE...

^ 2 Tim. 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed

unto Thessalonica;

B. The person that expresses these trait is DEMAS.

DEMAS was a companion and fellow worker of Paul's.

DEMAS WAS A GOOD HELPER AND A FRIEND...

Demas first shows up at Paul's first being in jail in Roman.

^ Philemon 1:24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.

^ Col. 4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

C. DEMAS FALLS IN LOVE WITH THE PRESENT WORLD...

THE WORLD MASTERS DEMAS...

D. DEMAS DESERTS HIS TEACHER AT A DESPERATE TIME...

E. QUITTING TELLS...

^ John 6:59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

[60] Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who

can hear it? his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?

[66] From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

^ 1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they

would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that

they were not all of us.

F. THE QUITTER SPIRIT, THE QUITTER ATTITUDE, THE QUITTER PERSONALITY IS

SLOWLY DEVELOPED AS WE LOOSE OUR FIRST LOVE. WE GET LUKE WARM, THEN WE

GET COLD... THEN WE FIND SOME EXCUSE TO QUIT.

G. QUITTER BREED QUITTERS...

^2. THERE IS A PERSONALITY PAUL ILLUSTRATES AS VASCILLATOR, UP AND DOWN...

JOHN MARK IS THIS TYPE.

A. MARY, JOHN MARK'S MOTHER WAS ONE OF THE EARLIEST DISSCIPLES OF JESUS.

B. JOHN MARK'S MOTHER WAS A SISTER TO BARNABAS.

JOHN MARK IS CALLED BY JOHN AND BY MARK... JOHN IS THE JEWISH NAME...

^ Col. 4:10 Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas,

(touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)

C. BARNABAS WAS A GOOD MAN, LEVITE, STUDIED AT SCHOOL OF GAMALIEL WHERE PAUL

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