As I shared in the first three blogs, I’ve recently taken a Personality Profile test for ARC (Association of Related Churches), which is a step in the process of planting our church in Columbia, Missouri. I’ve come across some interesting things about the four personality types and the effectiveness and weaknesses of each one. As a church planter, placing volunteers on ministry teams is a huge goal and challenge! Placing the right person in the right area can cause that particular area/team to excel. However placing the wrong personality type in an area of ministry not fit for them can be a detriment to the team, people being served, and the overall ministry.
This is Blog #4 about the four personality types and the pros & cons of each. Also, we will share the areas in each personality category that typically needs growth, correction, and help. Realize that each personality type possesses both great strengths and weaknesses. Our personality type can be very beneficial and yet offensive/drag if not tempered overall by the Spirit of God.
This is from the Personality Profile I recently have taken. These are not my thoughts or opinions. I have highlighted key words that stood out to me though.
Personality Type “C” – Compliant, Competent, Task oriented, Goal oriented, Introverted
“C”s are complicated and analytical. Careful and logical lines of thinking drive them forward, and accuracy is a top priority. They hold high standards and valued systematic approaches to problem solving. Though they thrive when given opportunities to find solutions, they tend to ignore the feelings of others and can often be critical and downright crabby. Verbalizing feelings is difficult for them, but when they are not bogged down in details and have clear-cut boundaries, they can be big assets to the team by providing calculated “reality checks”. The “C”s biggest fear is criticism, and their need for perfectionism is often a weakness, as is their tendency to give in when in the midst of an argument. However, they are thorough in all activities and can bring a conscientious, even-tempered element to the team that will provide solid grounding. They value being correct the most.
AREAS TO GROW, IMPROVE, & CORRECT
A. Concentrate on doing the right things—not just doing things right
B. Be less critical of other’s ideas and methods
C. Respond more quickly to accomplish others’ goals
D. Strive to build relationships with other people and family members
E. Be more decisive
F. Focus less on facts and more on people