Types of Human Nature

No matter what nature we possess, we all are God’s Creation.

In general, there are typically four types of human nature that we come across in our daily lives.

Aggressive These people are always cheerful and smiling. They are optimistic and have too much self confidence that at times they come across as arrogant and full of themselves. They are also known as ‘People Person’. They like being the center of attraction or in other words Man of the Match. They undertake responsibilities without any thoughts or prior thinking. Thus they are unable to finish the task by the deadline. They possess a dominating nature and do not allow the others to progress or grow. For e.g. We can see such a person in Peter, in the Bible. He is seen as an aggressive and over confident person. He boasts of his support to Jesus. When Jesus is about to be captured he cuts off the ear of the soldier. This is an example of his aggression. He confessed his love and support to Jesus time and again. Yet when Jesus was taken away he refused that he was a disciple of Jesus, not once but thrice. In Matthew 14: 28 , we see another incident of his over confidence. 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”. In this passage Jesus walks on water. Peter immediately asks to be called upon to walk on water and we eventually see he is nearly drowned if not for timely intervention from the Lord.

Sensitive. These people get hurt and irritated very easily. And at the same they get happy easily. They are very sincere and dedicated to every task given. These people are commanding in nature. Their biggest limitation is that when they are extremely happy or joyful they make huge promises and commit to task beyond their reach. They are at times also called ‘Killer joy’. Romans 12: 16-18 , 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Depressed. These people prefer to stay depressed always. They are ruled by pessimistic thoughts. Even more doing a task they consider themselves as failures. They lack self-confidence. They stay away from undertaking responsibility due to lack of self esteem. Proverbs 12 : 25 says, 25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Similarly, Matthew 11: 28-30 reads, 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Lazy, stingy & easy going. These people lack decision making power. They never take anything seriously. Their biggest weakness is that they are slow to action. They never do the right thing at the right time. Proverbs 6: 6-7, reads, Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,

But think: whatever be the nature, we are all the children and creation of God. They are all just patterns of nature or designs of nature. When we find faults with a painting or sculpture, we are actually finding fault with the painter or sculptor. How can we ordinary mortals find faults with the creation of God?? When the Almighty Father accepts and loves us in the way we are then how come we humans are not able to do so with others???

Let’s pray that the Lord helps us to love and accept each other just the way we are. Amen.

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