Friday, June 29, 2007

It's time for the Friday Five: Gifts and Talents!

Sally's Circuit (Methodist) is having a "gifts and talents day" where they will be having a modified Myers Briggs personality test and looking at themselves "in the light of giftings" and the church. Sally states: "The idea is to encourage everyone with the news that there is room for you in the ministry of the church- and perhaps to discover where that ministry might be." Soooo, today's Friday Five is all about gifts and talents. Here we go!

1. Personality tests; love them or hate them?
I find them to be, for the most part, fun and interesting. Although they have their limits, personality tests can provide some useful insights. I even enjoy occcasionally doing the goofy internet quizzes such as "Which Starwars Character Are You?" [By the way, it turns out I am Obi-Wan Kenobi since I am "civilized, calm, have a good sense of humor...and can hold (my) own in a fight."]

2. Would you describe yourself as practical, creative, intellectual or a mixture?
Hmm... perhaps I'm "practically creative" -- as in "almost creative"! Actually, I like to think of myself as a mixture. (Doesn't mean it's true, I just like to think of myself that way!)

3. It is said that everyone has their 15 minutes of fame; have you had yours yet? If so what was it? If not, dream away what would you like it to be.
Well, I did receive that coveted "speed typing award" back in high school, but that only ate up about 2 minutes of fame. Actually I don't know that I'd want fame as much as influence and the resultant ability to make a real difference on issues such as poverty, climate change, etc.

4. If you were given a 2 year sabatical (oh the dream of it) to create something would it be music, literature, art.....something completely different...share your dream with us...
I'd love to write a book -- but I still need to find the topic!

5. Describe a talent you would like to develop, but that seems completely beyond you.
Tap dancing! I've always thought that would be loads of fun. Sadly, I think I might be missing the gene for it though.


Sally said...

apparently I'm Qui-Gon Jinn- and I need to look more to the future!

I too like personality tests!

Great play- tap dancing would be brave!

Jan said...

I loved your desire to write a book, but that you need a topic! That's the story of my final thesis/or three scholarly papers to earn my master's--I find it too hard to narrow myself down. I follow any rabbit trail off to learn more! This summer is the commitment to do this, but it's already going to be July. . . .

Diane said...

me too on the book, and by my calculations, you have 13 minutes left! I'll be looking for you!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

Would Obi-Wan tap dance?... that is the question. I agree influence & making a difference is much more important than human accolades.

marie said...

Just call me "Luke"......I'll try to cut down on the whiiiiiiiiining.

marie said...

P.s. Thought it might help to know all of Luke Skywalkers sterling traits....."You value your friends and loved ones,
but can sometimes act recklessly
because of your emotions.
Occasionally you resort to whining.
You look ahead to great things for yourself."

hipastorzwife2B said...

Oh, tap dancing!
Me too!

mompriest said...

I still remember taking a tap dancing class when I was about 4. Heel, toe, heel, toe, shuffle shuffle shuffle. It's only fun to do when you can do it well. Like most things the learning is tedious and not fun.

I wonder what Star Wars Character I am - oh, my, Now I'll have to take that test. lol

Serena said...

Yep ... I think you're a mixture ... and looking forward to reading your book, 'cause you write good! -:)

Diane said...

btw, you're right about influence and making a difference too.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I'd say you're very brave to take the Star Wars test. I'm afraid I'd be labeled as Jar Jar Binks.

Tap dancing!!! Great fun and a good excuse to be noisy. You can't go wrong. If you can type, you can tap.

Barbara B. said...

Jar Jar! Too funny!

Jan said...

Barbara, I'm so excited that you recently visited Lake Padden in Bellingham! That's a long drive from Longview. It's nice for me to know that you were there.