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FIVE GENERAL TEMPERAMENTS

Temperament defined: "a person's combination of mental, physical, and emotional traits." Note the following Scripture: "The Master's grantings are that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors, even teachers: to knit the set-apart people of Yahweh together for the work of service; that is, to build up the Body of Messiah." (cf. Ephesians 4:11,12).

Our Temperaments are engendered by the Heavenly Father during our formation to grant us adequate resources through which to appropriately deal with situations and people. We represent the Temperaments (here in our study) by five familiar ministries and their emoticons:

?:|  Apostolic,
>:(  Prophetic,
>:)  Evangelistic,
<:)  Pastoral, and
<:(  Didactic (i.e. Teacher).

THREE PSYCHOLOGICAL REALMS

In addition to five Temperaments, there are three psychological realms in which temperaments play out:

  • Social Setting (being social, wanting society),

  • Control Issues (controlling or being controlled, and

  • Affection (wanting it and giving it).

THE CTI

The CTI (Cephalia Temperament Inventory) assessment clearly reveals one's temperament in EACH of these three realms. It informs us about one's specific traits and resources, and for what each yearns. There are 125 possible variations of temperament (or five-cubed possibilities). Chances are good that each person has a different temperament in each realm, so as to make the results of the CTI quite interesting. We recently completed an assessment in which the student is Didactic in the Social Realm, Prophetic in the Control realm, and Pastoral in the realm of Affection.

Summarily, this person is somewhat awkward in society, preferring to be alone or in a small group, but when she is with others she has a need to be in control of the social situation (and will allow little restraint upon herself). Finally, in matters of affection, she will never be aggressive, but at the same time greatly needs the outward affection of others. She has, like most, a mixed temperament, making for behavioral patterns that can never be predicted in a one-dimensional temperament survey.

Results for the CTI need to be interpreted by a human being trained in interpreting the survey. An automation / machine / computer can only scratch the surface of the inventory results. However, we can get close enough with the CTI and computer generated output to become quite curious about what our three dimensional temperament conveys, especially if we have tried one-dimensional surveys with only four temperament possibilities, and have been disappointed with the results.

poetryLet us look at the Temperament Classifications:

 >:) EVANGELISTIC TEMPERAMENT MASK

Evangelistic Temperament Guide to the Supernatural
 

Evangelistics are very direct in conveying their ideas and feelings and are very Here is an evangelistic temperament engaged in his opening joke.open others’ ideas and wishes. Evangelistics have the innate ability to motivate others through their words and actions. They are personable and appealing. Unlike Prophetics, Evangelistics have great need for others and desire to be with others constantly.  Evangelistics go with the flow, even if the flow takes them into the forbidden zone. Yet they easily forgive themselves and others, for they have a low tolerance for judgmentalism or anything that might bring them down. 

>:) The Evangelistic is a social person who likes to be with people. Such types have their shoes parked at the door and are ready to go in a minute. They approach a great many people for surface relationships and associations.

>:) Evangelistics are the easiest to identify when in a group. They are the center of attention, talk the loudest, tell the funniest jokes, and wear the brightest colors. They bring life and energy into a room by their very presence. Their cheerfulness and humor brightens lives.

>:) Evangelistics are rarely seen alone. If they must be alone, they are talking on the phone, reading People Magazine or watching a reality TV show - anything that will give them the feeling that people are around and they are involved in the lives of others. If they are not able to be with people, they feel stressed.

>:) When we need someone to inspire and affect people with their enthusiasm, we find someone with the temperament of the Evangelist. When we are moved to our knees by a demonstrative and sanguine preacher, we are likely watching an Evangelist. Once their charisma and personality comes into full swing, people with the Evangelistic temperament may be very inspirational.

>:) The Evangelistic is an optimist who believes life is an exciting, fun-filled experience that should be lived to the fullest. Inactivity causes stress because they need a fast and furious pace. Other temperaments get tired just watching them.

>:) The need for money is typical to the Evangelistic. It is not the money itself that they need but what the money represents - fun and fellowship.

>:) The Evangelistic is the most impulsive of all the temperaments. They act and talk before they think. This is especially true when it comes to money. They will spend money without worrying where it comes from or for what it might be needed in the future. They are for quick gratification.

>:) Evangelistics excel in communications but are very impatient with task-oriented activities. They do not relate well to the work at hand but to the people around. If they do take on a task, it is often done quickly so they can be relating again.

The people of the Evangelistic temperament are the least disciplined and organized of all the temperaments. They are outgoing, enthusiastic, warm, compassionate, and seem to relate well; yet they can be very rude, uncaring, betraying and abandoning. They will walk away in mid-sentence when not interested in the conversation, or they constantly search with their eyes to find the next person with whom to interact while yet speaking to you!

>:) The more withdrawn and quiet temperaments seek out the Evangelistic for friendship. But Evangelistics may often be neither faithful nor loyal friends. Inside, they really do not want to be burdened with relationship commitments - they want rather to see and do and experience and relate.

>:) When an apology is in order, an Evangelistic can do it in an instant. At the time, their apology is quite sincere, especially if their behavior causes them to lose acceptance. However, apologies are often short-lived. Some Evangelistics live as though they have no past or future, and they rarely learn from past mistakes.

>:) Evangelistics are prone to exaggerate their emotions, illnesses, health, fun and achievements. They survive failures - they are SURVIVORS. As the exaggerations increase, they may simply fail to recognize they are lying. To them, they are just expressing their zest for life.

>:) The Evangelistics’ major weakness is that they may (if unhealthy) adopt severe and destructive histrionic behavior - `bloviating,` or `emotional vomiting.` Histrionic behavior happens because the Evangelistic needs to be the center of attention. Attention is reinforcing or rewarding to this person.

>:) Sometimes, when attention is withheld, they feel punished. When they undertake good behavior and attention is withheld, they may also feel punished. At very stressful times, they may undertake bad behavior such as screaming, pouting, crying, temper tantrums, or the disappearing act - these usually draw immediate attention. Consistent with principles of reinforcement, the attention rewards bad behavior, so it continues. Consequently, the more hysterical the behavior, the more reward or attention they receive. The behavior may escalate into a cycle broken only by counseling or prayer.

>:) A second destructive behavior is neurosis. The Evangelistic not only needs attention, he/she needs social approval and acceptance. No matter what this person does, if they do not receive approval, acceptance or attention, they feel their good behavior is being punished. They try another route, resorting to bad behavior. Bad behavior may become a pathway of lies, or cheating, stealing, etc. Unhealthy Evangelistics are capable actors and can quickly perfect the art of deception.

>:) Evangelistic Strengths: friendly, outgoing, inspiring to others, relationship-oriented, enthusiastic, warm, optimistic, ability to see the bright side of life and the good in others. They genuinely like others, are rarely found alone, and freely interact. When looking at these strengths, the potential for doing good works is unlimited.

>:) Evangelist Weaknesses: being talkative, always seeking the center of the conversation, apt to take on the behavior and morals of the people around them, impulsive, undisciplined, rude, prone to exaggerate, need to appear successful (even to the point of exaggeration), will ignore responsibilities in order to be with people.

Classic Temperament: Sanguine, very direct, very open.
Classic movie character: ?
Bible type: Simon Peter, Potiphar’s Wife.
Direct(3..9) Open(3..9)
Often corresponds with: 9Key type 3 and Motivational Gift Motivating.
9Key type 7 and Motivational Gift Encouraging.
Blends:
Evangelistic / Prophetic
Evangelistic / Pastoral
 

Evangelistic Temperament Guide to the Supernatural
 

By definition, the apostle / evangelist shares good news, is a messenger of glad tidings, is sent out to deliver a good word.  Two biblical types of apostle / evangelists are Peter and Paul, Peter to the tribes of Israel in the land and in the dispersion, Paul to the pagans of Greece, Turkey, and beyond.  In both cases, the good news was preached to the poor - those poor in wealth but more aptly applied to those poor in knowledge or learning, those who were "born in utter sin" (John 9:34).

What is the good news?  That the "kingdom" that had been promised had come in the person of Messiah, who would forgive sins and severely judge the temporal judiciary pretenders.  This could only be good news to those who were powerless.

This message is delivered by evangelists who are actually gifts to the assembly in general.  Consider the words of the Master after he had finished his work in the Nazareth synagogue. 

Luke 4:42. And when it was day he departed and went into a lonely place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them; 43. but he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of Elohim to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose." 44. And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

The good news preached by the spirit-led and -baptized evangelist is affirmed by people responding by repenting and following the Master.  Sometimes there is a sign or a supernatural work; but by definition, the result is teshuvah - a turning about back to Yahweh and simple Torah. 

Acts of the Apostles is a textbook for evangelists.  It teaches us that when a spirit-led evangelists brings good news, people are moved by the spirit to forsake the broad way leading to destruction for the narrow way (rather than vice-versa).


>:( PROPHETIC TEMPERAMENT MASK

Prophetics are very direct in conveying their ideas and feelings to others but are less open to others’ ideas and wishes. Prophetics have the innate ability to motivate others through their words and actions. They are personable, sometimes dashing and appealing. However, Prophetics have less need of others than most, and may use others to their own ends and purposes (which may also be the will of the Almighty). They may also have a deep feeling for their group’s need to change for the better, and may spend considerable time in prayer, fasting and exhorting.

>:( When we observe an individual who is highly personable and charming but does not necessarily like or need other people all that much, we see the Prophetic person. Yet in his / her attempts to motivate, Prophetic may inspire great numbers.

>:( In a social setting, the Prophetic, on the surface, is highly personable, optimistic and well liked. Such can be very charming, open and friendly. Associates respond well to their charm. But to the Prophetic, people are often tools to be used for specific purposes. The Prophetic will (by nature) associate freely with his / her useful tools. Associations are chosen to help the Prophetic reach a goal.

>:( The Prophetic has a personable, though sometimes arrogant, manner. Most perceive this manner as genuine in relating. However, the Prophetic is a task-oriented (rather than people-oriented) person. Through associations, the Prophetic fulfill their need for accomplishments and recognition. The Prophetic may approach very many people, for people are necessary to find those able to help complete a (ministry) project. Some Prophetics are capable of using people to achieve a major end-result.

>:( The Prophetic can be volatile with a temper and the intellectual ability to use it if necessary. This temper is sometimes usually cruel and abusive, especially in unhealthy Prophetics. When unleashed, it may be used as a weapon.

>:( Prophetics are fast-paced individuals who undertake projects quickly and efficiently. Because of their intellectual energies, they are very good at envisioning the big picture. They have some difficulties in seeing pitfalls that may lie ahead. Prophetics may be perfectionistic and may question the means and the methods of the people around them. They often know a better way to do a task.

>:( Prophetic people need recognition often for their accomplishments and may become internally (and externally) angry if they do not receive this recognition.

>:( Prophetic Strengths: open, friendly, confident, outgoing, optimistic and tough-minded. This person gets the job done right and has a good mind for envisioning new projects. Prophetics are extroverted of a highly selective nature.

>:( Hot-tempered! Although everyone uses people to some extent, the Prophetic `carries the flag.` They are people-users often called `people-motivators.` Sometimes they are easily frustrated in their attempts to motivate people, so they harbor anger and are sometimes cruel. Prophetics often dominate social conversations. They are not necessarily rude, just assertive in social interaction. They control the social scene.

Classic Temperament: Choleric, very direct, very self-contained.

Classic movie character: Gene Hackman as Rev. Frank Scott in ~The Poseidon Adventure~ (1972).

Bible type: The Prophets: Elijah and Elisha were quite different men, but both shades of the Prophetic Temperament.

Prophetic - Direct(4..9) Open(-4..-9)
Often corresponds with:
9Key type 8 and Motivational Gift Prophesying.
9Key type 4 and Motivational Gift Leading.
Blends:
Prophetic / Evangelistic
Prophetic / Didactic

Prophetic Temperament Guide to the Supernatural

 

<:( 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) they feel.

<:( 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, ministries.

<:( 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 three men.

<:( 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 Spirit-controlled Didactic.

<:( 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 are saying.

<:( 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 things.

<:( 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 lot more.

>:) 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, kissing, cuddling.

>:) 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

Direct(+3..+9) Open(-3..-9)

Often corresponds with:
9Key type 1 and Motivational Gift Managing.
9Key type 5 and Motivational Gift Teaching.

Blends:
Didactic / Prophetic, see ph.txt.
Didactic / Pastoral, see pa.txt.

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<:) 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 relationship-based tasks.

<:) 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 difference.

<:) 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.
innate gentleness.
extremely faithfulness and loyal.

<:) Pastoral Temperament Weaknesses:
expects others to read their minds.
high fears of rejection.
innate anger.
harbor `hurt feelings.`
hard to predict.
may easily be mislabeled Didactic or Evangelistic, depending on circumstances.

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.

Direct(-3..-9) Open(3..9)

Often corresponds with:
9Key type 2 and Motivational Gift Serving.
9Key type 9 and Motivational Gift Caring.

Blends:
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.

Blends:
Can blend with any other.

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