I love personality tests and anything that helps me and others around me understand me more. I found a new one today thanks to a friend. I took the free sample test and these were my results.
I tied in two categories, Type 2 (Helper) and Type 6 (Loyalist). The second-runner up was Type 9 (Peacemaker). These make me sound like a complete pushover! But the results are on par with other tests like this that I’ve taken.
The caring, interpersonal type. Twos are empathetic, sincere, and warm-hearted. They are friendly, generous, and self-sacrificing, but can also be sentimental, flattering, and people-pleasing. They are well-meaning and driven to be close to others, but can slip into doing things for others in order to be needed. They typically have problems with possessiveness and with acknowledging their own needs. At their Best: unselfish and altruistic, they have unconditional love for others.
The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy. Excellent “troubleshooters,” they foresee problems and foster cooperation, but can also become defensive, evasive, and anxious—running on stress while complaining about it. They can be cautious and indecisive, but also reactive, defiant and rebellious. They typically have problems with self-doubt and suspicion. At their Best: internally stable and self-reliant, courageously championing themselves and others.
The easy-going, self-effacing type. Nines are accepting, trusting, and stable. They are usually creative, optimistic, and supportive, but can also be too willing to go along with others to keep the peace. They want everything to go smoothly and be without conflict, but they can also tend to be complacent, simplifying problems and minimizing anything upsetting. They typically have problems with inertia and stubbornness. At their Best: indomitable and all-embracing, they are able to bring people together and heal conflicts.
I’m doing my Christmas dreaming a little early this year. So is Tim Davis. The professional singer and vocal director has crafted a beautiful collection of Christmas tunes that actually sound like Christmas tunes. Many of today’s Christmas albums take old classics and give them a modern twist, which does little to really get you in the Christmas mood. Davis’ voice instantly transports you to an idyllic Christmas memory in your past, probably one with twinkling Christmas lights, warm fuzzy slippers and the sound of laughter ringing in your ears. Christmas Dreaming hearkens back to the good old days of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby. Think Michael Bublé – without the pretense. The production is so stellar and authentically vintage in its style, it often sounds like a Disney recording. Christmas Dreaming will add a feeling of innocence and nostalgia to this Christmas season.
* Christmas Dreaming
* It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
* Christmas Comes To Us All Once A Year
* It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
* What Are You Doing New Years Eve
* White Christmas
* Silent Night
* Let It Snow
* Merry Christmas All
* Christmas Wish
Christmas Dreaming is now available on iTunes and Amazon.com.
Recently, a U.S. District Court Judge struck down the City of Orlando’s “Large Group Feeding Ordinance,” which had been enacted to try to move groups of homeless people out of downtown. This had made it criminal for groups to hold worship services and food-sharing.
Now that the court has ruled in their favor, I think it’s a good idea to take advantage of this attention and help the plight of the homeless in Orlando. An excerpt from God’s Politics blog:
“The ‘I AM A HUMAN’ campaign seeks to reclaim and recognize the humanity of Orlando’s poor and homeless. In addition to signs, reminiscent of those from Memphis proclaiming ‘I AM A HUMAN’, we will seek to get as many T-shirts out as we can, bearing the ‘I AM A HUMAN’ message.
“If you want to support our campaign, come to Lake Eola Park on Wednesday afternoons or Monday mornings as we share food and help serve, or carry a sign, or just spend some time being with those who feel forgotten. Go to www.poorinorlando.com and buy some T-shirts to go to the poor and homeless in Orlando or to wear yourself to show your solidarity with those Jesus called ‘the least of these.’”
Something that’s bothering me about all the rhetoric around the election is the candidates’ push to put the “middle class first” again. The middle class? first? This hardly seems right. What about the “lower” class — those who don’t have good jobs and nice homes and bank accounts? Are we to forget them? Adam Taylor is senior policy director for Sojourners and echoes the sentiment in this blog post.