Adult Development & Spiritual Formation
Azusa Pacific University
Dr. Dick Pritchard
January 30, 2003
"Personality and Spirituality"

I.   Personality and Spirituality
[E]: Extraverts prefer engaging with people and events
[I]: Introverts prefer reflective solitude
[N]: Intuitive people rely on inner spirit urgings
[S]: Sensing people rely on the physical senses
[T]: Thinking people rely on factually reasoning
[F]: Feeling people rely on stirrings of the heart
[J]: Judging people want closure, order, control
[P]: Perceiving people have open-ended, laid back approach to life
II.   Feelings/Emotions
A.   Feelings are, with few exceptions good servants, but they are disastrous masters
B.   Feelings of one king or another is given the ultimate value in life and always demands a stronger sensation - it cannot limit itself
C.   You can't change people beyond what their emotions dictate
III.   Changing Ideas
A.   The changing of ideas is extremely difficult
B.   People are persecuted and killed today because they threaten the idea system of others