Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Peace, Love and Happiness

The latest in the endless procession of quizzes is the Personality Defect Quiz. This oone confirms the earlier Which Saint Are You? Quiz, which said I am St. Julian of Norwich and described me as a Closet Hippie. Now this quiz wants to bring me out of the closet proclaiming that I am a:


You are 28% Rational, 71% Extroverted, 28% Brutal, and 42% Arrogant.
You are the Hippie! Characterized by a strong sense of extroversion, irrationality, gentleness, and humility, you no doubt frolic through fields preaching peace and love to all!
You are probably either very spiritual or needlessly paranoid about "the man", like most hippies, as a result of your focus on intuition and feelings over cold, brutal logic. You are also very, very social. And like any hippie, who would have no qualms about hitchiking across the country just to meet some interesting people, you too love to interact with others, even complete strangers. Because we know most any hippie is peace-loving and humble, it stands to reason that you, as well, are terribly gentle and humble, almost to the point of revulsion. Your carefree attitude of peace and harmony is probably very, very sickening to realists or cynics or anyone who isn't a hippie, to tell the truth. In short, your personality is defective because you are overly emotional, extroverted, gentle, and humble--thus making you an annoying hippie.

To put it less negatively:
1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational.
2. You are more EXTROVERTED than introverted.
3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.
4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.

Your exact opposite is the Sociopath.
Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hand-Raiser, the Televangelist, and the Robot.

Take the test yourself:
The Personality Defect Test

But before you take this quiz, which wants to name your personality defects, remember
"Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes."—Ephesians 1:4
God desires for each of us to be made perfect in him, through an ongoing process the church calls sanctification, which simply means conforming your life to be more like Jesus' life. It's a slow process, and one greatly aided by reading the Bible, praying, and worshipping together each week with fellow Christians. In the archives, you will find a religion column Salvation is only the beginning which goes into this more. There is also the audio for a sermon called Pop Tarts and Pickels.

Perhaps, this process will work my hippiness out of me. Or will everyone else become more of a Hippie?

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


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