Hey, I’m a sage!

I was rated as a Sage on a spiritual-types test. Peter Kirk had a link to this spirtual-types test at Upper Room Ministries. I tried it out an came out as a sage, which doesn’t surprise me but I also thought maybe prophet was a possibility, but I don’t trust my judgment about these things anyway. The test is probably quite accurate because I’m a thinker-type (an INTP on the Meyers-Brigg).

The results of the spiritual-types test describes a sage like this:

You are a Sage, characterized by a thinking or head spirituality. You value responsibility, logic, and order. Maybe that’s why you were voted “Most Dependable” by your high school classmates. Structure and organization are important to you. What would the world be like without you? Chaos, that’s what! Your favorite words include should, ought, and be prepared. What makes you feel warm and fuzzy? Like Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof it’s tradition! tradition! tradition!

Because you love words, written or spoken, you enjoy a good lecture, serious discussions, and theological reflection. Prayer for you usually is verbal. You thrive on activity and gatherings of people, such as study groups. Sages on retreat likely would fill every day with planned activities, leaving little time for silence or solitude.

We need Sages for your clear thinking and orderly ways. You pay attention to details that others overlook. Sages make contributions to education, publishing, and theology. You often are the ones who feel a duty to serve, give, care, and share with the rest of us.

On the other hand, sometimes you seem unfeeling, too intellectual, or dry. Can you say “dogmatic”? You may need to experience the freedom of breaking a rule or two every now and then. God’s grace covers Sages too, you know!

Famous Sages:

Mr. Spock | Dilbert | Elrond
Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Maya Angelou | Linus (Peanuts)
Yoda (Star Wars) | Andy Griffith | Mr. Miyagi
The Buddha | Rodin’s The Thinker | Moses
Ross Geller | Matthew (the Gospel writer) | Tiger Woods

5 thoughts on “Hey, I’m a sage!

  1. Well, I can see you guys as sages too. It seems that most of us bibliobloggers tend to be sages. Maybe there seems to be a general connection between bloggers and thinker-types.


  2. Well tc, you’re famous to me! I’m a sage, too!

    “Sages on retreat likely would fill every day with planned activities”
    Oh, I don’t agree with that either! But I do tend to make myself a little agenda each day, even if it’s only one or two things I want to accomplish.


  3. I took the test as well, and I am a Sage as well. However in one area I do not fit the description at all “Sages on retreat likely would fill every day with planned activities” When I am on vacation, the last thing I want to do is have my whole day planned with activities. I just want to take it easy and have to rush from place to place.


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