Personality Patterns

I took the Personality Patterns assessment, and my top four were: Creative, Intellectual, Innovative & Introspective.

I don’t usually like personality assessments because in my experience they have been used to limit instead of enhance relationship.  This seems like it could be helpful to expand relationships.


You are good at solving problems, coming up with original ideas, and seeing connections between things, connections that most other people miss. People with a high score on the “creative” trait often are employed in such fields as finance and scientific research, and enjoy avant garde and classical music as well as literary fiction and scholarly non-fiction.

You do not shun abstractions and concepts in favor of the concrete and tangible.


You are thoughtful, rational, and comfortable in the world of ideas. People find you interesting to talk to. You’re the living embodiment of the saying “You learn something new every day.” In general, those with a high score on the “intellectual” trait are employed in such fields as teaching and research, and are enthusiastic about reading, foreign films, and classical music.

You do not avoid abstract conversation, experimenting with new ideas, or studying new things. It bores you to stick to the straight and narrow of what you already know.


You come up with a lot of ideas; if one doesn’t work out, there’s always another waiting in the wings. You often have interesting solutions to difficult problems. You’re practically a one-person brainstorming session.

You are less interested changing the world than in dealing with things as they are. Unlike those who spend all their time trying to solve problems, you prefer to zero in on things that work and stick with them.


You like your own company; you’re a very interesting person. Tracking your own mental processes, knowing what you’re thinking and why you do what you do, is important to you. Often, what’s going on in your mind is more compelling than what’s going on outside. For the most part, those with a high score on the “introspective” trait enjoy reading, taking long walks, learning new things, and other solitary activities.

You are not someone who is constantly looking to be among a group of friends; you never feel bored when you are by yourself.

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I think this profile was a pretty good assessment of my personality.  I think these kinds of assessments are valuable to individuals because they help us to know who we are and how we think.  If we are going to follow God, one of the most vital aspects of that is knowing how we work, think and view the world.

Who are you?

My Son Is Famous

I listen to a radio show podcast – TBTL, which is short for Too Beautiful To Live.  Great show!  Last monday Judah and I were bored and we were playing with Garage Band which was awesome.  I had Judah says, “boom roasted”, “RAWR”, “Come On”, and “Awesome”.  All of which are regular audio drops on TBTL. On a whim I emailed the recording to the TBTL host, Luke Burbank.

Like I said I listen to the TBTL on podcast so I’m a little behind.  Today i was listening to last monday’s show and what do you know, I heard them playing our recording.  How fun.

If you are not listening to TBTL, I would recommend it, it’s a great, fairly random podcast on 97.3 KIRO, weeknights from 7-10. or you can get the podcast on  If you want to download the specific episode where Judah was “featured” you can download that here.  You should listen to the whole thing, but you can hear Judah around the 23 minute mark.  Enjoy.

what’s in my brain

  • vision day was great, and the video and audio are up at
  • i’m really proud of our guest services team as they made this thing happen yesterday.  Go TEAM!
  • Team work makes the dream work, (that’s for you matt hodson)
  • our ministry passports turned out really great – Kate Thaete is a ninja
  • youth group was fun last night
  • church and youth group in one day makes for a super long day and monday is hard to get motivated and get going.
  • Looking forward to purpose leaders meeting in 5 minutes.