By Leon Suprenant | December 20, 2007
I’ve always been a sucker for surveys, tests, and questionnaires. I even enjoyed taking the Myers-Briggs personality profile way back when in seminary (I used to be an INFP, though years of hitting deadlines may have turned me into an INFJ).
Anyway, I recently stumbled upon two “tests” that are at the very least interesting, and I think the second one is most helpful in living an upright Christian life.
The first test involves answering 11 simple questions, and then it tells you what presidential candidates are most closely aligned with your views. To take this test, click here. I won’t tell you which candidates scored the highest, but some of my lower scores were Giuliani (24 points), Kucinich (15 points), and Edwards (10 points).
Second, this site has a test for determining one’s temperament–choleric, sanguine, melancholic, or phlegmatic–and helpful tips on developing a virtuous character in light of one’s given temperament. It even provides examples of saints who had the same basic temperament. In my opinion, this is much more useful than the Myers-Briggs.
And lastly, the “O Antiphon” for today: “O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at Your will the gate of heaven: come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead Your captive people into freedom.”