In case you ever wanted to know which apostles were introverts or how organized your favorite prophet was, here’s a fun chart I found, created by InterVarsity. (If you don’t know your Myers Briggs type, I created an unofficial quiz a while ago.)
- What on earth? I am completely not Peter! I make fun of him basically all the time. I mean, I never blurt out things without thinking, or jump to conclusions, or care too much about what others think of me, or…wait. Well played, InterVarsity. Well played.
- Also, my twin sister has the same personality type as Luke. That’s pretty cool. We’re the apostle siblings!
- How did they determine a type for the prodigal son? I mean, he gets two lines, and we don’t really see how he interacts with others at all.
- Bet it was hard for David and Solomon to understand each other if they really were completely opposite personality types.
- Fun fact: studies have found that when you ask people whether Jesus was an introvert or extrovert, they are most likely to answer whatever they happen to be. According to this, though, if he took after his mom, he’d be an introvert.
- Why couldn’t Jonathan be my personality type? Or Barnabas. I love those guys. They’re both only one letter off…maybe I could become an introvert. Or organized. (At this point, anyone who knows me should be laughing hysterically.)
- Is it bad that I was really disappointed that Jezebel and Rahab weren’t on this list? I feel like that would be interesting. Also, Moses. He’s kind of a big deal—why didn’t he make the cut?
- I appreciate the artist for not making these characters blonde white people. (Does that have anything to do with personality types? No. But it needed to be said.)
- Since David is my least favorite major Bible character, should my nemesis be an ESFJ? (Yes, I realize that this makes me an awful Christian since David was a man after God’s own heart. But we all secretly have a Bible hero who we wouldn’t get along with in real life. Admit it.)
- Why make the ISTP Laban? He’s the only villain on this chart. Not cool, InterVarsity. Are you trying to give all ISTPs self-esteem problems?
- Three of the four women on this chart are thinkers rather than feelers, and also extroverts, which is unexpected. Although, to be fair, to be a named character in the Bible, particularly as a women, you usually have to make some noise.
Your turn: first of all, what is your Myers Briggs type? Also, if you have any guesses on a type for a character not listed here, I’d love to hear them.