Starry-Eyed Dreamers and MBTI Geekery and Church and Me (Over at SortaCrunchy)

And now for something completely different….

Today I’m honored and delighted to be guest posting over at Megan’s fabulous blog SortaCrunchy.

Megan and I share a fascination (or obsession) with the MBTI personality index, and she talks about all sorts of wonderful MBTI geekery on her blog.  I am a strong INFP, and today I’m waxing poetic about what it looks like when an INFP goes to church.

From the post:

I go to find my husband to let him know we made it to church and he says Hey, glad you made it, how are you?

I burst into tears.

I am an INFP, and this is how I go to church.

Head over to SortaCrunchy to read the rest!

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  1. says

    I just came over from SortaCrunchy. I completely got lost in your post. I relate very easily to what you wrote, and I thank you for putting it so wonderfully.

    PS – I am your newest follower. :)

  2. Breanna says

    I’m an INFP too, a new discovery for me after I went through this site: http://www.infjorinfp.com/. It goes into so much detail on interaction styles and cognitive processes and all sorts of things. If you’re really into MBTI stuff I’m sure you’ll find it fascinating.

  3. says

    Stumbled over here from SortaCrunchy, as well. I’ll be clicking some of your links and reading up on your past posts, because I really liked what I read in your guest post. I’m an INTP who has ‘grown’ closer to INFP in the past five years, and your post definitely spoke to me. Thank you for contributing your thoughts to the blogosphere.

    God bless,
    Hannah

  4. Lisa says

    You have such great timing.

    My husband and I were just talking yesterday about the difficulties we were facing as members of a new church. I grew up in a very traditional church that my grandfather helped to start, and my husband in a new Christian new to church in general. After we were married, we had to move churches because my home church was in a different state.

    At first we loved our new church: there was live music, a youthful, newly married crowd, and small groups that we could participate in (we did not have these things in our last church). But as the newness wore off, we were put out by the judgment that proliferated through the church like a plague. You know, that type of judgment that is given with a look of pity and a fake smile.

    Haven’t been a part of the church since birth? – judged/tolerated/excluded. Disagree politically with the majority of the members? – judged. Miss one Sunday due to busy schedules? – judged. Turn down playing in the church band because you legitimately can’t make it to practice that week? – judged.

    Even when interacting with people outside of the church during service events, I was horrified by how quickly judgments were distributed. One woman I was working with during a service event went so far as to call the President a heathen in front of someone we were trying to bring to Christ- Wow.
    I mean, I don’t particularly agree with the guy, but a heathen? The church I grew up in always taught me “judge not lest ye be judged.”

    I don’t really know my personality type, but maybe I am a bit of an idealist. I understand that no one is perfect; as you said: “we are all broken.” But as Christians, shouldn’t we be striving to be better/nicer/more polite/less judgmental? If not, then are we just going through the motions without committing our hearts to God’s teachings?

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