Monday, July 07, 2008

Meyers-Briggs Prayers

If you haven't heard of Meyers-Briggs, you should know that it is a personality profile system based on four sets of opposite characteristics:
  • How you relate to the world around you: are you more inward or outward focused: Introverted v Extroverted (I or E);
  • How you gather information and the kind of information that tends to appeal to you: hard facts, as it were, that are right before your eyes, or concepts, theories, patterns, ideas: Sensing v iNtuitive (S or N);
  • How you tend to make decisions and/or what matters in the decisions you make: Thoughts/Thinking or Feelings/Feeling) (T or F); and, then,
  • Your general outward manifestation: do you tend to show more how you perceive the world (i.e., whether you are a sensing or intuitive person), or do you tend to reveal more how you judge the things around you (i.e., come to decisions): Perceiving v Judging (P or J).
[See the Wikipedia article on Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator for a more complete explanation.]

So with that in mind, someone has come up with the standard "Meyers-Briggs Prayers."

ISTJ: Lord, help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 11:41:23 a.m. E.S.T.

ISTP: God, help me to consider people’s feelings, even if most of them ARE hypersensitive.

ESTP: God, help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even though they’re usually NOT my fault.

ESTJ: God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if You need some help, just ask.

ISFJ: Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY right.

ISFP: Lord, help me to stand up for my rights (if you don’t mind my asking).

ESFP: God, help me to take things more seriously, especially parties and dancing.

ESFJ: God, give me patience, and I mean right NOW.

INFJ: Lord, help me not to be a perfectionist. (Did I spell that correctly?)

INFP: God, help me to finish everything I sta

ENFP: God, help me to keep my mind on one th - Look a bird! - at a time.

ENFJ: God, help me to do only what I can and trust you for the rest. Do you mind putting that in writing?

INTJ: Lord, keep me open to other’s ideas, *wrong* though they may be.

INTP: Lord, help me to be less independent, but let me do it my way.

ENTP: Lord, help me follow established procedures today. On second thought, I’ll settle for a few minutes.

ENTJ: Lord, help me slow downandnotrushthroughwhatIdo.

Don't know your Meyers-Briggs type? Take a free, 5-minute computerized test on the HumanMetrics site.
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