Which Bible character represents your Myers-Briggs type? Explore the Bible to find a kindred spirit who shares your Myers-Briggs type.

Unveiling Your Myers-Briggs Type in the Bible

M&H Staff

Have you ever wondered if there's a biblical character who walks a similar path as you? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) helps us understand our personalities through four key areas: Extroversion (E) or Introversion (I), Sensing (S) or Intuition (N), Thinking (T) or Feeling (F), Judging (J) or Perceiving (P). Today, Milk & Honey Magazine dives into the Bible to find kindred spirits for each MBTI type!

The Diplomats (Feeling & Judging):

  • INFJ - The Advocate: Moses (ENFJ): Not just a leader, Moses (ENFJ) felt the Israelites' despair (F) and used his powerful intuition (N) to envision a future of freedom. His burning bush experience solidified his faith and unwavering resolve (NJ).
  • ENFJ - The Protagonist: Esther (EFJ): Esther (EFJ) wasn't a natural ruler, but her deep empathy (F) for her people compelled her to act. Despite the risk, she used her intuition (N) to devise a daring plan (E) and save them, showcasing her decisive courage (J).
  • ISFJ - The Defender: Ruth (ISFJ): Loyal and devoted to a fault, Ruth (ISFJ) exemplified unwavering commitment (SJ). Despite societal expectations, she chose to stay with Naomi (S) and provide for them both, a testament to her strong sense of duty.
  • ESFJ - The Consul: Deborah (ESFJ): A revered judge, Deborah (ESFJ) wasn't just wise (S). She rallied the Israelites with her unwavering compassion (F) and strong leadership (J). Her clear instructions and decisive actions (J) during battle instilled confidence in the troops.

The Analysts (Thinking & Judging):

  • INTJ - The Architect: Solomon (INTJ): Known for his wisdom and strategic thinking (NT), Solomon (INTJ) wasn't just a planner. He also possessed a deep desire for understanding (N). His keen observation skills (S) allowed him to make the legendary judgment between the two mothers.
  • ENTJ - The Commander: Joshua (ENTJ): A courageous leader with a clear vision (NJ), Joshua (ENTJ) wasn't afraid to take risks. He used his strategic thinking (NT) to develop a daring plan to conquer Jericho, inspiring the Israelites with his decisive actions (J) and unwavering faith.
  • ISTJ - The Logistician: Joseph (ISTJ): Practical and dependable, Joseph (ISTJ) wasn't just about details (S). His ability to interpret dreams (N) gave him a unique perspective, allowing him to save Egypt through meticulous planning (J).
  • ESTJ - The Executive: David (ESTJ): A decisive and action-oriented leader (EJ), David (ESTJ) wasn't just a military strategist. He also possessed strong organizational skills (S) that helped him unite the tribes of Israel and establish a strong, lasting kingdom (J).

The Explorers (Thinking & Perceiving):

  • INTP - The Logician: Job (INTP): A curious and analytical thinker (NT), Job (INTP) grappled with profound questions about faith and existence (P). Despite his suffering, he held onto his unwavering logic (T) and constantly questioned the reasons behind his misfortunes, seeking a deeper understanding (N).
  • ENTP - The Debater: The Apostle Paul (ENTP): A passionate advocate for his beliefs, Paul (ENTP) wasn't just persuasive (E). His sharp intellect (NT) allowed him to effectively debate and defend Christianity, using innovative methods (P) to spread the message far and wide.
  • ISTP - The Virtuoso: David (ISTP) (Shepherd Boy): Before becoming king, David (ISTP) wasn't just resourceful (S). He possessed a natural knack for improvisation (P). His quick thinking with the slingshot against Goliath showcased his ability to adapt to situations (P) and find ingenious solutions (T).
  • ESTP - The Entrepreneur: Rahab (ESTP): A resourceful and quick-thinking woman (SP), Rahab (ESTP) wasn't afraid to bend the rules (P). She used her cunning wit (E) and street smarts (S) to protect the Israelite spies, showcasing her ability to think on her feet and adapt to the situation.

The Sentinels (Feeling & Perceiving):

  • INFP - The Mediator: Jesus Christ (INFP): Jesus wasn't just a teacher. He possessed a deep understanding of human emotions (F) and a strong intuition (N) that guided his ministry.  His parables used creative metaphors (N) to convey complex truths, while his compassion (FP) compelled him to heal the sick and advocate for the marginalized (P).
  • ENFP - The Campaigner: Gideon (ENFP): Enthusiastic and inspiring (NF), Gideon (ENFP) wasn't just a military leader. His strong faith (F) and infectious enthusiasm (E) fueled his belief in an improbable victory. Despite initial doubt (P), he used his creativity (N) to develop unconventional tactics that surprised the enemy.
  • ISFP - The Composer: Mary (ISFP): Reflective and deeply moved (FP), Mary (ISFP) wasn't just a vessel. Her quiet strength (S) and unwavering faith (F) allowed her to accept the extraordinary circumstances of her pregnancy (P). While not seeking the spotlight (I), her devotion and unwavering spirit (FP) shone through.
  • ESFP - The Entertainer: King David (ESFP) (as King): King David (ESFP) wasn't just a warrior king. He expressed his passion and emotions (FP) for God and his people through music and celebration (E). Despite his past mistakes (P), he remained adaptable (P) and sought forgiveness, leaving a complex and enduring legacy.

Remember, the Bible is a rich tapestry of personalities, and these are just a few interpretations.  What biblical character resonates with your Myers-Briggs type? Share your thoughts in the comments below!