SOCT Paper 6
Proper understanding of Self
Born traits and developed traits ~ Affecting your Personality
Here Eric W. King gives us some special insight into the topic of personality and character development. SOCT studies go very “deep” into understanding human nature. As many of you now realize SOCT is the best religion, it is the Seventh Message for our planet. Please read and share with other SOCT students.
Please understand, SOCT does not teach that we are born having a mind that is completely blank from which we decide what to put into it. SOCT teaches that personal experience is crucial and significant in character development but does NOT teach that character development happens inside an unstructured personality. True character development helps properly construct what is already in the personality. God did not create robots. We are each different with our own gifts, likes and dislikes. God created diversity. What God likes to see is proper character development within each personality. ~
SOCT teaches a difference between “character” and “personality”. Personality is something you are basically born with but character development is learning how to use your gifts and talents and interests in a Christian manner [MOCA “mocha”]. Personality can be shaped and enhanced by developing additional character traits. So when we say “personality development” we are always including character. SOCT is still doing research regarding the healthy development of the personality. One thing we are learning more about the personality is what we call the “Interest Factor”. Understanding the person’s interests helps us understand the individuality and ‘gifts’ of each personality. ~
Let us look at “qualities”. Humans can develop what we call “quality traits”. We all gain quality traits from the company we allow to surround us. As Christians we understand sin. We begin to develop favorable qualities that develop Christ Like Character within our personalities. We avoid sin and sinful character traits. We have to think properly to do this. Thinking is a developed skill. ~
SOCT Basic Outline of the Interest Factor
The interests of a person can be further understood by developing another scale as such:-
A-Does the interest involve caring for a life (plants, animals, human)?-
B-Does the interest involve building (creating)?-
C-Does the interest involve collecting (storing) something?-
These three factors can manifest themselves in many diverse ways. It is important to understand where your main focus is regarding this basic scale. It can help you to find the best way of utilizing your skills in your profession. This questioning can begin to manifest your 'playing field' strengths. Only SOCT has the most accurate testing for this process. We can further break down this process as we proceed. ~
I cannot give out too detailed information here but I can begin to give you an idea of how basic Science of Christian Thought [SOCT] works. ~
Introverts & Extraverts
SOCT students are true Christians. As far as being social with non-Christians we have a challenge but we understand our challenge in light of God’s word. We have to be around non-believers every day. True Christians see their social environment as a learning experience, whether they are around Christians or non-Christians. A Christian can look around his or her environment and notice behaviors in others which manifest non-social behavior. They see that dishonesty and sin are the greatest results of one wanting to be non-social. ~
All antisocial behaviors involve factors of un-dealt with sin. Christians have the challenge of being around many who have not dealt with their sinful nature. This makes it harder for the Christian to maintain social behavior without being concerned for the other. There always is a disconnect with the Christian in regards to talking with a non-Christian. However, the true Christian learns patience. The true Christian longs to share with the ‘lost’ the peace that he has found in Jesus Christ. We [Christians] can do this in many ways. First and foremost we can do this in our actions. Then we can do this by listening to the lost person. Communication is always a two way stream. Christians can stand firm in what they believe in not just in words but in body language and facial expression. At the same time we must show compassion. This is indeed a challenge. ~
When we say “anti-social” we are not specifically referring to what psychologists call introverts. There are some people who are less social but this does not mean that they are “bad people”. Introversion is something different from one who is what we call antisocial. Most anti-social types use broad generalities when they speak. They like to place large amounts of people in social classes. Most of the time they are victims of their own repressed anger. They dwell on “bad news” with no Biblical solution. Many who are anti-social like to create problems within the relationships that surround them. Many sadly do not have any friends. They may associate with another person who is usually involved in some sort of addiction. ~
Introverts are mostly deep thinkers. Overly introverted people have the danger of becoming schizophrenic. It is the hope that you will begin to further understand the truth about yourself and these most important topics through Science of Christian Thought. ~
People who are strong extraverts enjoy social attention. They are more likely to always have a girlfriend or a boyfriend. They spend more time “out” than in. Extraverts are usually much more emotional than introvert types. In teenage years introverts feel highly challenged by the extroverts, those from the so called “popular crowds”. SOCT can help you get through these issues simply by beginning to understand the Science of Christian Thought. The overly extraverted people can be rude and very aggressive people. Many are what we might call “thrill seekers”. It is important to begin the process of understanding yourself through SOCT.
SOCT Conversion Process
Throughout our lives we may experience many so called “conversion processes”. We may receive important and vital revelations at certain points in our ever changing life, epiphanies that create extreme changes in our character. These are important moments. The danger is in the conflict of having an epiphany that contradicts a past epiphony. We may find ourselves changing philosophy and religion more than once throughout our lives. Actually, this is normal behavior. SOCT teaches the conversion process in light of its diverse manifestations. ~
We encourage you not be discouraged throughout this lifetime process. It is normal. Conversions do not change your core personality but they do change behavioral practices and change the focus of that which is important to you. Conversion can affect your diet, your taste of music, your job, your environment, etc. This is why religion itself is a strong force in this world, for the good and or for the bad. Healthy religion is what must be sought and one must have proper discernment skills to do this. SOCT offers the Divine Mind channel to help guide one on this path. ~
a-The Christian begins to realize his or her potentials through action.-
b-The Christian gains the healthy attitude toward himself.-
c-The Christian gains equilibrium and unification of personality.-
d-The Christian gains the healthy view with hope regarding the world around him.-
e-The Christian experiences balance and better understanding in social activities.-
f-The Christian sustains proper personality manifestation in all situations.-
People have anxiety because they do not have the proper knowledge of God nor do they know how to use it. Mortal humans cannot realize the infinity of God yet they can experience a loving relationship with God through Jesus Christ. SOCT helps one do this. ~
Proper understanding of Self produces Health!
The SOCT student develops one of the most important traits and that is proper Spiritual Conscientiousness. The disciple begins to have more control over his or her life. They develop good impulse control. They understand the SOCT doctrine of “triple A” and thus become much more focused. It is my hope that if you are reading this you will begin to study with us here and become an official SOCT student. We are all students of life. We hope to help you better understand yourself, others and the entire universe. Join us in this process of enlightenment. ~
Eric William King [CEO of COGSR/SOCT]
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