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.