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Personality Type and Religious Leadership

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Combining pastoral and behavioral science expertise, the authors spell out ways type and temperament theory illuminate the clergy role. Learn how to use the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types to recognize and affirm your gifts, work with your liabilities, and understand and accept those with whom you minister. "Being a parish pastor is a very complex role. Our mission in th ...more
Published June 29th 1988 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 1988)
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Andrew Fox
Jul 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Having taken the test Oswald and Kroeger set out in the second chapter I found that my result set the tone for the rest of the book both positively and negatively. This was my first observation. As an ESTJ type (Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Judging) it helped me gain clarity on the subjects of pastoral care, leadership, prayer and spirituality. I found this positive in further identifying my own strengths and weaknesses. Negatively, I found the book too presumptuous on two counts. Firstly, i ...more
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scholarly research presented in a warm, humorous, conversational tone for practical application. Helpful for Christians in leadership and support positions. Written by an ENFJ and an INFP.
My response to personality typing stuff continues to be: But why do you need an elaborate Typing system to tell you these things? Haven't you ever done any introspection?

The authors posit that knowing people's Type (and they do ask that you actually have people take an MBTI test themselves, as guessing about others you're often wrong) can help you better minister to people, work with people, etc. I still feel like, "But aren't we better off just having conversations about our preferred styles?"

Sep 26, 2008 rated it liked it
i was pumped about taking the MBTI for the first time, but once my excitement about my new self-knowledge wore off, so did my interest in this book.
Ruth Innes
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent insights for clergy but just a little dated (1988). Wish I'd read it when at seminary though. Would recommend to any clergy experiencing conflict. ...more
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
right up my alley. is of great help.
Steve Penner
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Excellent explanation of how the Meyers-Briggs Temperament Assessment can be used in the area of church leadership. I benefited greatly from it.
Apr 14, 2011 rated it liked it
A good, detailed description of Myers-Briggs personality types and what that means for church leadership.
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