Lionheart Simplified Personality Profiler

I’ve recently reverted my attention back to personalty / strengths / aptitude tests. While there are some good ones out there, most of them are far too complex and time consuming for the average person.  I think the entire process can be greatly simplified.  To this end, I’ve developed the Lionheart Simplified Personality Profiler (LSPP).  For a limited time, I’m offering this to you at no charge, and you can take it right now.

If you’re ready, let’s get started. Read the question and choose the best answer. You can only choose one answer.  Don’t look at the scoring section until you’ve decided your answer, or you may be tempted to change your answer and thus invalidate the results of this test.

<SARCASM ALERT!>

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WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS BEST DESCRIBES YOU ON A TYPICAL DAY?

1) I don’t know what I’m doing with my life, but I don’t like anyone else telling me what to do.

2) I don’t know what I’m doing with my life, and I really don’t care.

3) I don’t know what I’m doing with my life, and I really wish someone would tell me what to do.

4) I know what I’m doing with my life and I think this test is stupid but I’ll keep reading anyway.

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SCORING

The number of the statement you chose that best describes you is your LSPP Type.  Note that this test is not conclusive, and could in fact, be completely wrong.  Regardless, below is a brief summary of the characteristics of your personality type.  Understanding yourself is the key to success in life, and it is my hope that this information will help you in your quest for self mastery.

Type 1: THE JACKASS

Type 1 individuals are tenacious.  At least that’s what they like to describe of themselves.  But this is merely self-delusion, for in realty, they are just plain stubborn.  They attend classes, lectures, listen to sermons, read, study, and fill their heads with all kinds of knowledge.  While this is a positive characteristic, whatever benefits they may have to offer the world are negated by their overriding weakness.  They love their independence and refuse to become part of the “machine” and refuse to take orders from “THE MAN”.  While rejecting authoritarian dictatorship is a healthy thing, they throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater.  They may pay lip service to the concept of submitted relationships, but at the end of the day, will do whatever they please.  They believe they will someday accomplish greatness because they are “called” and “anointed”, but sadly this is not the case.  They will merely become legends in their own minds because they never really DO anything.

Type 2: THE ZOMBIE

Type 2 individuals are laid back, relaxed, and rarely suffer from things such as excitement, enthusiasm or hyperactivity.  They take life as it comes.  When they encounter obstacles, they simply bounce off and go in another direction, much like a pinball in an arcade game.  Other personality types sometimes get a kick out of making fun of zombies, because of their meaningless wandering manner and their deadpan expressions.  However, when pushed too far, Type 2 people can become unpredictable, violent, and have been known to eat those around them for lunch, especially if they’ve smoked one too many doobies.

Type 3: THE SHEEPLE

Type 3 individuals seek to find meaning and purpose in life.  They want their lives to make a difference.  However, their desperation to instill purpose into their meaningless and empty lives often produces a gullibility that may cause them to seek out and blindly follow others who appear to be experts.  While a fortunate sheeple can be the proverbial “blind squirrel” who finds an acornic leader that will actually care for them and guide them on the road to success, this is usually not the case.  Chances are, they will instead be caught up in the Utopian rhetoric of a shady Type 1, where they will be herded into sheep sheds, regularly fleeced, and eventually converted into mutton stew.  Politically speaking, most sheeple are card carrying members of the Democrat party, love to watch Oprah Winfrey and get their news from MSNBC.  However, there are a significant numbers of Republican sheeple as well, most of whom consider the term “ditto head” to be a compliment.

Type 4: THE DISCIPLE

Type 4 individuals are those who want to succeed in life, and take personal responsibility for their own success.  They are seek out healthy mentors in their lives who can provide valuable wisdom and perspective and they make an investment of time and money to gain knowledge and understanding.  They see the value of living in community where there is a continual giving and receiving of life, and an accountability to walk out their destiny.  They take a weekly inventory of their successes and failures of the past week and make course adjustments when necessary.  They are always growing in wisdom by applying knowledge, taking action, and learning from their mistakes.  They seek to pass their insight and wisdom on to others and help them become successful in life as well.  They consider all viewpoints, weigh the evidence, and act wisely, being led not by circumstances, but by their strong set of internal values, self-understanding and clear vision of where they are going.

</SARCASM>

So – how did you score?  Of course my sarcasm is all in fun, and hopefully is not without some merit.

Most of us know what we SHOULD do, but most of us don’t do it, at least on a daily basis, and I’m preaching to myself here.  We are by nature procrastinators to the nth degree. We seem to be easily hypnotized, brainwashed and lulled into a catatonic state where we ignore the obvious until circumstances force us into action.  We’re dancing to the music on the Titanic even as the water is rushing into the belly of the ship.  Only when the water is lapping around our toes do we start thinking about locating and boarding the lifeboat, and even then we’re looking for a lifeboat that has music and a dance floor before we commit our feet over the side.

It’s time for us to truly “seek first the Kingdom”. This is not a time to be stubborn, lazy, or naive. It is a time for somber action by all those who name the Name of Jesus.

If we are honest, I think most of us can say we’re not truly putting the Kingdom first on a daily basis.  I’m not speaking about religious activity – I’m speaking about actively doing the work that God has for us to do.  Maybe we don’t know how – I’m sure that’s true for lots of us.  If that is the case, please consider that NOW is the time to put forth whatever time in prayer that it takes to hear His voice.

Here’s the truth – the Kingdom is the rule of God in our lives, and will remain a choice; something we elect to pursue or ignore on a moment by moment, action by action basis.  We’re presently in the biggest national crisis most of us have ever faced, and now is the time for the people of God to get their priorities in line and start living with genuine purpose.  Anything less will be catastrophic on a personal and national basis.

I’ll close with a quote I heard recently – “It’s great to have your ducks in a row, but it’s much better to know what to do with your duck”.

And one more for the fridge:

No Purpose – No life.
Know purpose – Know life.

Until next time,
R<><

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Published in: on December 11, 2008 at 4:48 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Of course, I’m immediately inclined to find out what it was that inspired you to write this one! 🙂

    Nicely done!

  2. Very well done. Sarcasm is a great tool!

    You have made me think, how do you pick a good mentor when all you have to chose from is your proposed Type 1?

    And, how do you become submissive to people that claim to hear God, but don’t, are PhD’x in rationalizing and religious rhetoric?

    I think I feel a blog coming on!

  3. @David(s) – You two guys have amazingly similar names, and you’re both fellow trouble-makers. You really should get to know each other.

    @DGJ – I started with the paragraph at the bottom. Then that old sarcasm spirit jumped on me. I tried to cast it off, but it just wouldn’t leave. So, I fed it a turkey sandwich and just went with it.

    @DJ – Very deep questions indeed. I live in Utopia and only come to the earth realm for visits, hence my profound perspective on the human condition. Tune in later and perhaps we’ll discover the answers to those questions, as well as the formula for cold fusion.

  4. Here’s a prayer I’ve often found helpful, both at times when I know what I am doing with my life, but also when I don’t. It challenges me when I think I know and encourages me when I feel like I don’t:

    MY LORD GOD,

    I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

    But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope that I have that desire in all that I am doing. And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.

    Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death, I will not fear, for you are ever with me and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. +++

    –THOMAS MERTON, Thoughts in Solitude

  5. Very funny and very well put…..


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