HEAD (Neuro) & HEART (Soul)
Our BRAIN WIRING (Neurobiology and Neurophysiology) has a huge impact on how our MIND (Soul) interprets and develops throughout life. God wrote a blueprint for each of us that informed the DNA development; that in turn informed how our brains are wired.
But then, we are born into a broken world with sin systems (culture-system, societal-system, family-system, school-system, etc) that shapes and influences how we interpret the world.
TRAUMA & CHARACTER | NATURE & NURTURE
Our Central Nervous System (Neurophysiology) is the primary filter through which the BRAIN informs the SOUL shape as we experience sin, trauma, and character development. So for example, if someone has the natural neurophysiology of a Navy SEAL (very similar to evangelist, leader, public speaker, sales, etc) -- then if one has unresolved childhood trauma and / or character development deficiencies, then they are more likely to develop higher narcissistic tendencies. If one has the natural neurophysiology of an Accountant (similar to investigator, engineer, Type-A, etc) -- with unresolved trauma and / or character deficiencies, then they are more likely to develop higher neurotic tendencies (worry, stress, anxiousness, criticalness, negative self-talk, etc).
IDENTITY IN ABBA & CHRIST = SOUL HEALING
Aristotle said, "The seeds of our own destruction are sewn within our strengths" (paraphrase). The very brain wiring (neurophysiology) that shaped our SOUL WOUNDS, is the same strengths that Christ will use as he renews our minds and as He gives us the mind of Christ -- clothing us with His righteousness.
EXAMPLE: RISK TAKING
There are two desirable character traits (Character Strengths), on either side of risk taking:
COURAGE <-----> PRUDENCE
We want to be courageous to exercise faith and take risk <-----> but we also need to be wise and cautious when taking risk. But, though our natural inclination may be to one side or the other (depending upon our neurophysiology) -- unresolved trauma and character deficiencies can cause us to develop Soul Extremes:
RECKLESS <-----> FEARFUL
In the high majority of instances, the SOULMap (soul strengths and extremes) will play out based upon the BRAINMap (neurophysiology). And when it doesn't -- then there is a strong polarization against how God created us. For example, if someone has the natural brain wiring of a Navy SEAL (naturally resilient and risk taking) -- but they develop a Character Extreme of FEARFUL -- then their soul wounds have developed in polarization to the way God wired them.
SAMPLE: BRAINMap | SOULMap
https://jimlange.net/content/iDENTITY-iNTELLIGENCE-iNVENTORY-sample-report-mini.pdf28 Neurophysiological Traits (pages 2-6)
28 Character Traits (pages 9-13)
56 Characater Strengths (pages 9-13)
56 Character Extremes (pages 9-13)