1) TEMPERAMENT—the combination of traits with which we were born
--These traits are based on hereditary factors which were arranged at the
moment of conception. Six people contribute through the gene pool.
a) Two parents
b) Four grandparents
2) CHARACTER—our “civilized” temperament
--Combines our TEMPERAMENT with training, moral values, beliefs,
and habit patterns
--The net result of ALL the influences and religious commitment on our life
--What we REALLY are when there is no one else around
--1 Peter 3:4—(AMP)—But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the
hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a
gentle and peaceful spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
3) PERSONALITY—the “face” we show others
--The outward expression of what one WANTS herself to be
--May or may not be the same as a person’s CHARACTER
--Is often a pleasing façade for an unpleasant or weak CHARACTER
--1 Samuel 16:7b,c—For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the
outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.