The Chosen: Jesus [INFJ 9w1]

Functional Order: Ni-Fe-Ti-Se

Perceiving Functional Axis:

Introverted Intuition (Ni) / Extroverted Sensing (Se)

Jesus has spent his entire life preparing for, and awaiting the moment, to begin his ministry; something he knew was his destiny as a child, when his parents found him deliberating in the temple with the priests. Patiently, he awaits the hour he can begin to teach, recruit disciples, and heal others. He has a ‘sense’ and a knowing of whom to call to him first, and selects people from all walks of life in which he sees potential. He threads elaborate symbolic stories through all his parables, as he urges people to think about the eternal destination of their soul. He spends a lot of time alone pondering, but also reaches strong intuitive conclusions quickly (such as inviting Nicodemus to follow them, and then when he does not, feeling sorrow because “you came so close”). Jesus draws others to him because his teaching is like nothing they have before heard. He shows very little Se usage, other than being good with his hands in his carpentry skills and in his enjoyment of nature.

Judging Functional Axis:

Extroverted Feeling (Fe) / Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Warm and tender-hearted, Jesus seems to be lonely without friends (as we see in the episode with the children—his sorrow and melancholy). He has a generous heart and easily reaches out to others, understanding them and approaching them on a level catered to their individuality, but he wants to bring them together into a group, mobilize them, and teach them to be “fishers of men.” Jesus’ compassion for others means he reaches out to touch them, heal them, and risk his life for them, but he is also not above condemning them if they are in the wrong. He enjoys laughing and teasing, making jokes, but also making others feel welcomed. He has created his own philosophy and belief system, which he teaches to others, and which makes sense to him, based on his high moral principles.

Enneagram: 9w1 sp/so

Jesus confounds his cousin because John the Baptist cannot understand why he takes the “slow” path and is mostly non-confrontational. He calls out his disciples on being too aggressive and losing their tempers, but patiently loves and accepts each one mostly for how they are, correcting them gently on their need to be important and saying “in time” he will need their passion for a specific purpose. He has a gentle way with everyone and unlike Simon Peter, judges no one harshly except those who mistreat others. Jesus refuses to turn anyone away who needs healing, so he spends over twelve hours one day healing people, from before dawn until well after dusk, and returns exhausted, without expecting anything in return. He keeps to no schedule and often disappears, leaving his followers wondering where he went. Jesus also responds to the physical needs of those around him, from healing their broken bones to putting food on their tables or even mending cart wheels as part of his ministry. He creates wine out of water at a wedding feast, so the family will not feel ashamed to have run out, and accepts and trains up each disciple, allowing them to both be true to themselves and guiding them toward a better self (he urges Simon to be “nicer” and calls out James and John for wanting him to “call fire down on these people?”). He still calls them on their sins from time to time, as he does with the woman at the well. He teaches others kindness and servitude, encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves and do good unto others, to turn the other cheek, to walk two miles if someone forces you to walk one… to strive for a kind of holy perfection through goodness of the heart as much as the hands. He has total convictions based in what he does, and wants to communicate these beliefs and rules of the heart to others.