Does Jesus Have Introvert Tendencies?


I mean, really, look at how Jesus handles a crowd.  Throngs of people hang on his every word.  He obviously is the most dynamic of speakers.

On more than one occasion, before the days of social media, crowds figure out his whereabouts beforehand in anticipation of hearing him speak.

The best of the best.

Not only crowds, but He initiates conversations with the elite, entertains the undesirables, and all other factions and functions in between.

He is a gifted storyteller.  Seriously.  The man makes soils, seeds, and sheep sound significant.

But,it is possible his character has introvert tendencies woven in His DNA?

A quick definition of introvert would say no.  Google makes an introvert appear as a self-centered recluse hiding away from society.

But, a deeper study of this personality type provides a perfect descriptive of Jesus on multiple occasions–

An introvert needs times of solitude to energize.

Look how often Jesus intentionally sought out time alone–

And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray.

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.

Did Jesus know the significance of solitude?

You bet.  All alone with His Father.  This solitary time gave him an extra dose of energy needed to minister at optimum performance.

How often do we become deplete in an extrovert society and not even notice we are deficient because of all the noise surrounding us?

Or, feeling solitude is equivalent to solitary confinement?

Just a thought while sitting here alone with my thoughts.

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