The Unique Self Test is simply a study in the obvious. Every mother knows early on that one child is different from the other, showing uniqueness in mannerisms, emotions, likes, and dislikes. The Psalmist said, “I was knit together in my mother’s womb.” God does not stamp out clones, so to speak, but makes every individual uniquely, and even so it would take all of mankind to express what it means to be made in the image of God. Understanding our selves, our mates, our children, and all those others who make up the relationships in our lives can be a great asset. It is notable that one behavior can have two different motives. When a Thinker is quiet, he is thinking; however, when a Feeler is quiet, he is angry. We will normally judge behaviors, give advice, show affection, and offer help from our own shoes, or rather from our own unique self.
The Unique Self Test is given so that we might more effectively understand and minister to one another. The test deviates from what is commonly used even today by not being based in the four temperament types developed by the ancient Greeks. Those originally came from the four seasons (spring, winter, summer, and fall), then progressed to blends from the astrological charts, and were defined further by Hippocrates in his work examining the predominant body fluid that issued from a corpse. The Unique Self Test finds its roots in the spirit, soul, and body of man (I Thessalonians 5:23). In the soul, the seat of our uniqueness, reside the mind, will, and emotions. Some lean more to the mind (Thinkers), others to the emotions (Feelers), and still others to will (Doers). This is not unlike the body that is made up of muscles (Doers), perfectionist organs like the heart (Thinkers), and the senses (Feelers).
The Unique Self Test does not blend what we are by nurture and nature, for unique self is what we have been given already at birth. Depending on environment and experience, a person’s unique self will either express itself or mask itself. Therefore, there is nothing intrinsically good or bad about a unique-self trait; like a hammer, it is either good or bad depending on how it is used. For example, being critical can be a curse or a blessing. We need more Spirit-controlled critical believers that will press the Church to consider actions that are ultimately insipid.
Taking the test:
- Read the question once quickly.
- Answer “TRUE” or “FALSE” on the basis of what you feel 51% of the time.
- Your initial response is the best answer.
- If you cannot answer the question, you may leave one unanswered question in each section.
- There are no right or wrong answers. The test only reflects your unique self.
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