User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 44

Thread: Jesus

  1. #1
    Junior Member Little Buddha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4
    Posts
    5

    Default Jesus

    Short and sweet: How come Jesus is always cast as an INFJ when in fact he seems far more of an INFP in the gospels.

    I suspect that maybe this casting has been formed by modern christians who'd rather see Jesus as a universal rather than a crusader promoting subjective values.
    Be your own lamp - question authority

  2. #2
    Resident Snot-Nose GZA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    MBTI
    infp
    Posts
    1,771

    Default

    Jesus doesn't seem to have a type... he almost seems like a compostie of all the types. I actually searched the internet to see if there was a theory of Jesus's type once for fun (I'm not christian... and it wasn't actually very fun, hahaha) and they concluded that he used every function equally.

    But if he has to be typed, INFJ makes sense just because they are the classic "prophet" type.

  3. #3
    Junior Member Little Buddha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4
    Posts
    5

    Default

    That's funny because that's not at all the impression I get at all when I read the four cannonical gospels.

    In which passages do you think he seems NT, for instance?
    Be your own lamp - question authority

  4. #4
    Furry Critter with Claws Kiddo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    MBTI
    OMNi
    Posts
    2,790

    Default

    Jesus was amazing. Look at some of the ideas he was expressing.

    "He who is without sin may cast the first stone."
    "Judge not ye be Judged"
    "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

    Those are strong Fe principles. Whereas Fi seeks to know right from wrong, Fe seeks to find harmony despite sin. Add that to how Jesus seemed to pulled wisdom out of the air and make prophecies, and you have strong Ni.

    I would say Jesus was an XNFJ.
    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post
    OMNi: Wisdom at the cost of Sanity.

  5. #5
    Resident Snot-Nose GZA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    MBTI
    infp
    Posts
    1,771

    Default

    The "cast the first stone" part apparently doesn't appear in the earliest texts of the bible and is believed to have been either added in or be a mistranslation of something else.

    And LB, I don't know what makes him NT, I didn't come up with the description (it was some preist who is a MBTI fan, apparently)

  6. #6
    Senior Member swordpath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    MBTI
    ISTx
    Posts
    10,552

    Default


  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    98

    Default

    Jesus used all functions equally? This guy is a priest, so most likely he believes Jesus was a metahuman. That really doesn't answer the question; it's more a coverup to affirm the perfection of the man than anything. I think his main two functions are Ni/Fe as well, making him an INFJ. As for the INFP possibility, I don't think Ne was very much of Jesus' cup of tea; he used Ni way more. Even Fi doesn't sound much like him; his philosophy was more into harmony with others than anything. "Love your enemies" is not a very Fi thing to say.

  8. #8
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    I think any serious discussion of Jesus will demand a more closer, detailed view of the four Gospels. Right now I feel like a few of his more popular points are being brought up as proof of one type or another.

    To be blunt, do you think Fi's would never come to utter a truth like "Love your enemies"? I don't think that is exclusively Fi or Fe at all. And so on.

    If I were doing a serious canvass of Jesus (or anyone as complex as he was), I'd have to go through each of the four gospels, verse by verse, and write down whatever I saw that might fit in a particular function category. By the end, I should have LOTS of data.

    Then you go through and look at various snapshots of him to see what type he might most closely reflect in a given situation (since we're more than our functions, when operating in a particular circumstance).

    But it's not a quick undertaking... which is why no one seems to do it.

    I think I might have at times said he looked rather INFJ to me. But there still major discrepancies. For example, most INFJ people I know come off as "colder" on the surface, they're very protective of their inner world. Jesus wasn't. He was very warm. And people recognized it and loved him.

    So... lotsa hodge-podge.

    And I don't think "most Christians" even use the MBTI, let alone try to cast Jesus as something to make him a "universalist" savior. They've got theology for that. They don't use MBTI to prove their faith, and some even shun MBTI because they've got a Bible to say that Jesus was a universal savior teaching universal values.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    98

    Default

    While it's not necessarily a conclusion impossible for Fi to reach, Fe is far more likely to reach it. While FPs and TJs (the types where Fi > Fe) would generally agree with the principle (just about nobody would disagree with it), it is much harder for them to actually act upon that principle because they need to follow their integrity in their opinions. I would generally agree with somebody having to go into more detail on this, but I'm just doing with what I have.

  10. #10
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Badlands View Post
    While it's not necessarily a conclusion impossible for Fi to reach, Fe is far more likely to reach it. While FPs and TJs (the types where Fi > Fe) would generally agree with the principle (just about nobody would disagree with it), it is much harder for them to actually act upon that principle because they need to follow their integrity in their opinions. I would generally agree with somebody having to go into more detail on this, but I'm just doing with what I have.
    It was just funny as I read this, because suddenly images of the INFJs versus the INFPs I know come to mind...

    ... and it's not fitting theory. I think in practical experience, I have known many more INFJs who were ruthless and unwilling/unable to love enemies. (They are the type I've met with the most personally violent dreams as well.) Meanwhile, the INFPs have been much more flexible on the outside and able to love people who they don't necessarily agree with; people come to THEM for help, because they sense the kindness of heart. The only time I've know INFPs to get rigid is in situations where they feel pressed to the wall; they usually want to give each person another chance, and another chance, they keep FLEXING, whatever their inner values are, whereas INFJs are MUCH more liable to just cut people loose if they cause them too much pain or are opposed to them.

    I just don't see it.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

Similar Threads

  1. Why did Jesus have to die?
    By antireconciler in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 173
    Last Post: 02-06-2013, 08:36 PM
  2. Who Was Jesus?
    By Mycroft in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 118
    Last Post: 12-09-2008, 05:17 PM
  3. The jesus general babbling thread
    By Valiant in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-11-2008, 06:17 PM
  4. Our Local Jesus
    By Valiant in forum What's my Type?
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 12-03-2007, 12:11 AM
  5. Jesus Loves Me!
    By cosmicdancer in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 104
    Last Post: 09-25-2007, 10:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO