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Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and bestselling author of such beloved works as The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation. One of the 20th century's great mystics, he was also a masterful teacher who delivered powerful conferences to the novice monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani. A spiritual sage and guide for countless men and women, he struggled with complex questions about God's existence and the role of organized religion.

Personality Profile For Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

The following is a personality profile of Thomas Merton based on his work.

Thomas Merton is social and unpretentious.

He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is laid-back as well: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. But, Thomas Merton is also intermittent: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for connectedness.

Considers both independence and helping others to guide a large part of what he does. He likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them. And he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.


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