Yesterday Vernon talked about Jung’s personality types, namely, the introvert and extrovert. This classification of personality types has stood the test of time, and been reinforced through their incorporation into personality tests such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
For the sake of this blog post, the following paragraph is the most relevant:
More elaborate, post-Jungian developments of the basic theory are harder to test, though they clearly also speak to many. For example, in the realm of spirituality, it is said that there are, broadly, four spiritual temperaments: Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan and Thomistic. Very roughly, an Ignatian spirituality will appeal to someone with a sense of duty; an Augustinian prioritises meaning; the Franciscan type needs to feel free; and a Thomistic spirituality values rational order and subtlety.
The reason I highlight this, is that quite coincidentally I happened upon a website that purports to find the prayer style to fit our personality type.
This website uses the Myers-Briggs indicator test to identify if we are suited to an Ignatian, Augustinian, Franciscan or Thomistic style of prayer.
My personality type came out as suiting an Augustinian style of Prayer.
Obviously I’m not reading much into this, it’s a bit of fun, but why don’t you have a go and let us know if you think the result is accurate for you.
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