<:( DIDACTIC (Melancholic)
IN SOCIAL SITUATIONS (DI.TXT)
<:( Didactics are indirect in social situations and self-contained.
They are deep thinkers with an equally deep sense of compassion
for just causes. Didactics are often able to understand complex
matters and explain them in terms others understand.
`Still waters run deep` might be their motto. They are constantly
digging deeper for truth or solutions, researching or meditating.
Although they seem ordinary on the outside, deep feelings lead
to serious stress - undoubtedly why the classic title of this
category is Melancholic.
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<:( The Didactic is plagued by low self-esteem and the fear of rejection
because they often do not like themselves. No other can focus in on their
imperfections and shortcomings better than the Didactic. Their inadequacies
are usually only in their own mind and are not how others perceive them, yet
this low self-esteem causes them to search the environment for messages to
confirm their low self-image. Fear of rejection sometimes forces the
Didactic to reject others first. They often project their inferior attitude
onto others and subconsciously do and say things that will force the
negative response they expect.
<:( A Didactic can be a loner, introverted and unsure; on the surface they
appear to be competent and in control. They may also appear to be arrogant,
withdrawn, aloof and superior. In social settings, may be very friendly and
personable, depending on the circumstances and how comfortable (accepted)
<:( The Didactic cannot be detected without an accurate assessment. Never
assume a stereotypical behavior as a Didactic.
<:( When the Didactic suffers, they are usually deeper emotional concerns
such as depression, stress and fear. They do not engage in histrionic
(emotional, theatrical) behavior. They are often very serious people. They
seldom tell people of their intentions.
<:( The Didactic can be pressed into a deep depression by their thinking
process alone. The mind is always working, always churning, and the amount
of energy this thinking process generates is phenomenal. When it is focused
on negatives, it can do terrible things to them. However, when their
thoughts are based on how good their life is, how much they are loved those
around them, or how the Father has blessed them, their mood will also swing
upward. They will not be as outgoing as a Prophetic or Evangelistic, but
they may approach that kind of outward-focus. Their thinking must be
harnessed and directed upward - on blessings, projects for the good,
<:( When it comes to physical ailments caused by emotional disturbances, the
Didactic is the most plagued. High blood pressure, ulcers, heart disease,
insomnia and a host of other physical ailments are frequently a part of
their plight. They suffer so they can have exquisite compassion for the
suffering. Moreover, the Didactic will often DO SOMETHING about the
suffering - not just think about doing something.
<:( The Didactic also has more profound strengths than any other
temperament. If you have ever read a novel you simply could not put down,
marveled at an oil painting, been captivated by a sculpture, or been
enthralled by a piece of music, you were most likely experiencing the work
of a Didactic. No other temperament is more artistic or is more genius-prone
than is the Didactic.
<:( The Didactic is constantly searching and digging, trying to learn new
things and unlock the secrets of the universe. If you know a person who
prays often and seeks the gifts of wisdom and understanding, then you
probably know a Didactic. In the Bible Moses, Solomon and John appeared to
be very strong Didactics, and we know the great truths that came from these
<:( There is often a problem with the wisdom with which a Didactic has been
gifted; they are sometimes reluctant to share because of low self-esteem or
past communications problems. Their introversion and fear of failure make
them self-contained, sometimes to an extreme.
<:( The person with Didactic tendencies is task-oriented and not
relationship-oriented. They relate better to jobs than people. They do not
understand what it is like to build a relationship as well as what it is
like to do a job. Sometimes, life is a job to do with a goal. When taking on
a task, they may be able to see the finished product - also the potential
pitfalls. They work at a slow, steady pace.
<:( Didactics is are somewhat perfectionistic and set high standards for
themselves and for others. The Didactic seldom asks something they would not
do themselves; however, the standards they require are difficult to meet.
Even after a successful ministry or task, they often feel they have not
completed it satisfactorily.
<:( The Didactic can be very easily insulted and hurt, but they will not
show it (unless they want to). Some Didactics have an emotional score card
to keep track of the things they PERCEIVE have done to them. Every time they
are rejected, insulted or hurt, the item is added to the score card.
Eventually they may react in anger, regurgitating everything. They are not
reacting to just one incident but rather to ALL incidents in the past.
<:( If a spouse wants to make a Didactic comfortable, they should work very
hard to give them an orderly, stable home. Where the Evangelistic likes to
be with people, the Didactic is a homebody and likes staying home. To them
their home is a sanctuary away from the pressures of the world; a place
where they can be themselves without fear of rejection or hurt.
<:( This person can only regenerate by being alone and quiet, at which time
they can think, dream, and shut out the rest of the world. Sometimes this
need makes life difficult for spouse or children. When they come home after
a day’s work, they are just too tired to respond to others.
<:( The Didactic child is the hardest to raise. They are so sensitive that a
parent can injure them deeply without thinking. They can be driven to drugs
and alcohol to counteract their internal pain.
<:( Regardless of all the weaknesses the Didactic may suffer, the Didactic,
when energized by the Spirit, has the capabilities of doing great good in
the Kingdom. Extremely persistent, self-sacrificing people, they will work
relentlessly to bring about changes for the betterment of humankind. When
you see the missionary living in a hovel and crying for the unsaved souls
and starving children, then you are most likely watching a Didactic. If
someone is manning a suicide hotline late into the night, going without
sleep and living on coffee, you are probably watching a Didactic. If you see
a person who will suffer indignities and humiliations to bring the Word to a
backward country, then you are most likely seeing the work of a
<:( Anger is common to the Didactic. They become angry if they cannot live
up to their own standards and if others cannot live up to them. If they have
been rejected or hurt, they become angry; this anger is very deep-seated.
Melancholies may hold grudges and make lists; they get mad, and if
unhealthy, they get even. With their intellectual capacities, they can be
very ingenious in getting revenge.
<:( The Didactic is also a thinker. Their minds never shut off. They can see
mind pictures in perfect detail and living color. Therefore, Melancholies
may have fantasies that are more real that the world around them. In these
fantasies the relationships may be so perfect that real life could not
compare; thus they are let down.
<:( The Didactic is very moody; their thought process brings their moods up
and down. The Didactic mind is extremely tough. Once the mind is made up, it
is almost impossible to change it. However, this mind also has a great
thirst for knowledge. Once this thirst has been uncovered, it is almost
unquenchable. The more they learn, the more they want to learn; the more
they discover, the more they need to discover.
<:( The person who has this kind of intellectual powers can also appear rude
when you are talking to them. They are not really rude; it is just that they
are thinkers. You will say or do something that will start their mind
working, and they will wander off in thought, totally oblivious to what you
<:( DIDACTIC IN THE SOCIAL REALM STRENGTHS: introvert, loner, great thinker,
genius-prone, very artistic and creative, often found alone in thought,
perfectionistic, slow-paced, great understanding of tasks and systems, a
critical and challenging mind, and seeing both the pitfalls and the end
results of a project undertaken. When these strengths are brought under the
ordinances of the Father, the Didactic in social matters is capable of great
<:( DIDACTIC IN THE SOCIAL REALM WEAKNESSES: When the Didactic sinks to
their weaknesses, they become extremely moody, suffer from `black`
depressions, reject people, set standards neither they nor anyone else can
meet, develop habits that are very hard to break, may have suicidal
ideation, low self-esteem, pessimism. Therefore, when the Didactic sinks to
their weaknesses, they can be destructive to themselves and others. The
Didactic has a fear of economic failure that often prevents them from going
forward. This can also be a strength in that they are thrifty and live
within their means.
>:) LIVE BEST BY LIVING IN YOUR STRENGTHS. For the Didactic person, living
in strengths means:
>:) Always recognize anger as anger and deal with it in constructive,
appropriate, and righteous ways. You may have a tendency to stuff anger and
let it all out at once. This defense mechanism can and does cause even
serious ailments. Learn how to express your anger in very controlled and
careful ways. Use "I Feel" statements. "I am angry because I feel you have .
>:) You have a right to be imperfect and others have the same right. Your
high standards make you what you are. But it would be healthful for you to
drop your standards enough to make them possible, and much farther to make
others feel like it's possible to live with you!
>:) Always be quick to forgive. Never hold a grudge. You only harm yourself
by holding the mortgages of others. Others will never pay you anyway. Let
them completely off the hook.
>:) Make it clear to others that you need private time. Do not become a
schizoid hermit, but do take time alone every day. Set apart that time and
mark it off for others if you need to.
>:) Try to find work that allows you to do your tasks with as little
involvement with people as possible. You may be good with people, but you
will never be a people-person. You are not good at making interruptions your
career. Find a job in which you are left alone to get it done.
>:) You are a habitual thinker. Eliminate bad habits; take up good ones.
Ruminate on the good rather than worry. Think about how you can improve life
rather than on your problems. Seek medication if necessary for depression -
it works in many Didactics - and can help make you a person you will like a
>:) Make a point to exhibit your deep feelings of affection, love and
tenderness. The other types will not know how much you love or how deep your
love goes unless you reassure them in very superficial ways - like hugging,
>:) Let no one force you to socialize for long periods. Black moods come
with hours of society. There is a downward spiral for you if you cannot get
alone after a little people-contact. Try not to let people find this out by
experience, but explain it to significant others. Use your Integrated
Assessment if need be to show them what you are like. Some close loved ones
will NEVER get it until you show it in writing.
>:) Count all blessings. Write them down. Thank your heavenly father for
them profusely. Thank him even for the hardships, because you are learning
through them how others feel. Do something to help others, don't just
ruminate about it - ACT.
I Kings 19:1 - 9. AHAB TOLD Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had
slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to
Elijah, saying, "So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make
your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow." Then he was
afraid, and he arose and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which
belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's
journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree; and
he asked that he might die, saying, "It is enough; now, O YAH, take away my
life; for I am no better than my fathers." And he lay down and slept under a
broom tree; and behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and
eat." And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot
stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank, and lay down again. And the
angel came again a second time, and touched him, and said, "Arise and eat,
else the journey will be too great for you." And he arose, and ate and
drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to
Horeb the mount of Elohim. And there he came to a cave, and lodged there;
and behold, the word of the YAH came to him, and he said to him, "What are
you doing here, Elijah?"
Classic Temperament: Melancholic, indirect, self-contained.
Classic movie character: ?
Bible type: Elijah
Often corresponds with:
9Key type 1 and Motivational Gift Managing.
9Key type 5 and Motivational Gift Teaching.
Didactic / Prophetic, see ph.txt.
Didactic / Pastoral, see pa.txt.
<:) PASTORAL (Supine)
TEMPERAMENT IN THE SOCIAL REALM
<:) Pastorals are direct in conveying ideas and feelings only if the group
is familiar and accepting of them; they keep to themselves among unfamiliar
people, expecting others to read their minds and draw them out. Pastorals
are very open to the ideas and feelings of others, and are often quick to
act in an emergency or if someone needs immediate help. So Pastorals are
`ambiverts` : introverted when with people they do not know well or accept,
and extroverted among those known and accepted. They excel in
<:) The Pastoral Temperament is both introverted and extroverted. This means
they express themselves as introverts and respond as extroverts. Often the
Pastoral are quiet and usually found in the background in unfamiliar social
situations, so they appear to be distant and respond only when approached by
others. They will not send messages that they want to be accepted nor do
they assert themselves. They want others to already know *somehow) their
need for companionship.
<:) They are often lonely, and sometimes frustrated in their loneliness.
When meeting with groups of people they do not know well, one could seldom
tell from outward signs that they desire to be included. If those around the
Pastoral person do not interact with them sensitively, the Pastoral person
may retreat to social isolation.
<:) On the other hand, if a Pastorals stay to social crowds of people they
know well and are comfortable with, they are extremely `evangelistic` and
gregarious in socializing and ministering. Their comfort level makes the big
<:) Though people-oriented, those of the Pastoral Temperament are able to
undertake and succeed at any tasks, but especially well if these tasks are
completed for or in the course of the development of friendships. A Pastoral
person can be extremely accommodating, even at their own expense. The need
to serve, care and bring happiness to others sometimes leads to their being
victimized or patronized. It is important to understand that the Pastoral
Temperament wants and needs social acceptance very much. However, they often
possess low self-esteem, assuming they are neither wanted nor needed.
<:) They are often dependent upon others to recognize their needs and break
down barriers by the insistence that `we need you.` If the Pastoral type
understands the request to be genuine, they will participate like an
Evangelistic type - very outgoing and involved.
<:) When others do not `read their minds` and provide them with the genuine
invitation needed, the Pastoral Temperament may become angry or closed off.
They do not view themselves as angry but regard their anger as just another
`hurt` or proof that they are not wanted. Yet the person of the Pastoral
Temperament seldom admits they are angry at all, but `my feelings have been
hurt.` Anger manifests in moodiness, quietness, or withdrawal, all as a
means of protecting themselves from further rejection and hurt.
<:) Pastoral Temperament Strengths:
great capacity for service,
liking and caring for people,
the desire to serve others.
extremely faithfulness and loyal.
<:) Pastoral Temperament Weaknesses:
expects others to read their minds.
high fears of rejection.
harbor `hurt feelings.`
hard to predict.
may easily be mislabeled Didactic or Evangelistic, depending on
Classic Temperament: Supine, bi-directional, very open.
Classic movie character: Olivia DeHaviland as Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in
~Gone With the Wind~ (1939): `Quiet with a backbone of steel.`
Bible type: Courageous Women: Judith, Jael, Esther.
Often corresponds with:
9Key type 2 and Motivational Gift Serving.
9Key type 9 and Motivational Gift Caring.
Pastoral / Evangelistic, see ev.txt.
Pastoral / Didactic, see di.txt.
?:| APOSTOLIC (Phlegmatic)
TEMPERAMENT MASK DESCRIPTION (AP.TXT)
`Apostle` means `One who is sent on a mission.`
Apostolic people can be people-oriented or task-
oriented, or both; they may also be either direct,
indirect or both. Apostolics are those ‘in the
middle’ of the DO SCALE. Apostolics can accomplish
great things. But they do not accomplish anything
until they are MOTIVATED enough by others. They
need a SENDER. Once Apostolics have accepted close
oversight and are sent on their mission, the
Apostolic ministry become the bedrock of all the
rest, the faithful drones of the hive of Kingdom.
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?:| To the observer, Apostolics are slow-paced and perhaps stubborn or set
in their ways. They sometimes allow their lives to become stagnant because
it takes so much effort to use their gifts and favors. An Apostolic (in the
natural) goes through life accomplishing as little as possible and expending
little energy. It is not clear whether this is because they have little
energy or they refuse to use what they have.
?:| The daily routine of the Apostolic temperament is to go to work, sit in
a cubbyhole and work with figures all day, go home, take a nap, eat, take
another nap, and go to bed. They may still have trouble getting up. Often
the family and community find difficulty with the Apostolic for there is
little energy or interest left for the family matters, social involvement or
servant ministries by the end of the workday. They do what the strongest
outside motivation gets them to do, whether work rules or threats at home.
?:| Apostolics really have few needs to meet so they are sometimes quite
difficult to motivate or regenerate. The Pastoral Temperament regenerates
through socializing; the Didactic regenerates through quiet time alone.
Apostolics regenerate through rest, relaxation, `chilling out,` sleeping;
sometimes these are ineffective.
?:| The world will never know the brilliant minds, great books, wonderful
works of art, and life-changing ministries that died away without the
Apostolic person having made them known. Developing their ideas, talents and
relationships simply require too much energy and active participation.
?:| The Apostolic person may watch over others who are busy doing things
wrongly, complain about all that needs to be changed in the office or the
world, yet never go beyond the thought-life. They will seldom initiate
action against injustice, even if it happens to them. However, the Apostolic
will work hard at trying to inspire others to do something about their
problems or the problems they see.
?:| The Apostolic has a great capacity for work that requires precision and
accuracy. They make great data processors, bookkeepers, librarians,
accountants, records technicians, web developers or museum curators. In
social interactions, the Apostolic is quite flexible and well rounded, and
will freely interact with others - laughing, crying, joking, arguing -
though they may really have no need to do so.
?:| The Apostolic therefore may be task-oriented, relationship-oriented,
ambivalent or double-minded, depending upon the situation (and perhaps
accounted for through the DO scale).
?:| The Apostolic often has a dry sense of humor and can be quite humorous
at times without even smiling. The cracks, puns and silliness can drive
others crazy. Dry, wry humor protects them from becoming too involved.
?:| Apostolic Temperament Strengths:
the ability to perform tedious tasks
the ability to relate to both tasks and people.
calm, easy-going, extremely efficient and sometimes perfectionistic.
function very well even in a hostile social settings.
?:| Apostolic Temperament Weaknesses:
unwillingness to become involved with tasks beyond those needed for survival
tendency to be an observer rather than a participant,
very effective verbal defenses.
Apostolics are a very important group for getting anything done - but it is
the job of the other Temperaments to get these work-horses motivated and
moving toward the completion of the task ahead. They will do it right if the
rest can get them to do it!
Classic Temperament: Phlegmatic, ambivalent, indirect or direct, somewhat
open or self-contained.
Classic movie character: ?
Bible type: the Greek administrators of Acts 6.
Direct (-3..3) Open (-3..3)
Often corresponds with:
9Key type 6 and Motivational Gift Sharing.
Can blend with any other.