Was Jesus an Extrovert or an Introvert

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Crabtownboy, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    16,653
    Likes Received:
    158
    Jesus preached to many people, i.e. the feeding of the 5000 for example. However he kept his inner circle at twelve. Also he often went into the desert to be alone. So, was Jesus an introvert or an extrovert? What is your opinion? Why do you think so?
     
  2. Joseph M. Smith

    Joseph M. Smith
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think that Jesus was who He was and did not fit modern categories. I doubt that a Myers-Briggs could have been run on Him. Yes, I know about and agree with the affirmation that He was fully human; but in His uniqueness it seems to me that the either/or categories just will not work.

    The question reminds me of Albert Schweitzer's doctoral thesis, "The Psychiatric Study of Jesus", in which he showed that efforts being made in his time to examine Jesus' mental profile were futile, if for no other reason than the severe limitations of time make it worthless to speculate about someone's psychological makeup. In addition, of course, there is the question of the selectivity of the sources and of the way the sources were shaped by the evangelists for their particular purposes. None of that gives us enough data to be able to make a valid guess.
     
  3. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think Jesus the Man was balanced. He displayed His anger when he cast the money changers out of the temple, and He displayed His compassion when He prevented the woman from being stoned.

    The biblical admonition stands: "Be angry and sin not, but let not the sun go down on your wrath..."

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  4. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    38,378
    Likes Received:
    790
    What is the purpose in such a thread/question ?
     
  5. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    16,653
    Likes Received:
    158
    We say we believe that Jesus was both God and human. As a human he must have had a temperament and being an extrovert or an introvert is part of being human. So, I was simply curious about people's thoughts on this aspect of Jesus as a human. What are you thoughts about this?
     
  6. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    38,378
    Likes Received:
    790

    My thought is such questions are foolish and not helpful.
     
  7. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    16,653
    Likes Received:
    158
    Why am I not surprised. :laugh:

    Do you mean you never wonder what Jesus was really like in person, what his likes were, where his sense of humor was like ... actually we can tell something about his humor by reading about him carefully. You never wonder about him in this way?
     
  8. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2002
    Messages:
    5,505
    Likes Received:
    40
    YES!!! :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
  9. Palatka51

    Palatka51
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,724
    Likes Received:
    0
    As is mine. :thumbs:
     
  10. Tom Butler

    Tom Butler
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    9,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jesus was perfectly balanced between the two. Perfectly.
     
  11. Gold Dragon

    Gold Dragon
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    3,837
    Likes Received:
    3
    Jesus was an introvertJesus was an extrovert
     

Share This Page

Loading...