The easiest way to discover your own iMA High Colour is to take the iMA Questionnaire by clicking on the button below.

Discovering another person's iMA High Colour is more challenging. If you can have that person agree to take the iMA Questionnaire, great!

If not (which is usually the case), you need to figure it out for yourself. Like anything, it takes practice but it gets easier the more you do it.

People give clues as to their iMA High Colour. If you observe them carefully, these clues will jump out at you and their iMA High Colour will become clear.

In this series of Biblical iMA posts, I have taken a number of well-known characters from the Bible and used what we know about them (either from the biblical text itself or on the basis of Jewish traditional interpretative texts) to determine their iMA High Colour to the best of my ability.

I hope that you will find these interesting and that they will serve as examples as to how to figure out the iMA High Colour of another person.

What Colour Was Isaac?

Of the three fathers of the Jewish people - Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - there is little argument that Isaac was the least colourful.

Abraham was an ideological revolutionary. Jacob, largely due to the number of children he had, was responsible for bringing a nation into being. Isaac was the link in the chain between them.

Very little is known about Isaac’s early years. We know he was born to very elderly parents. We know that his mother Sarah was concerned at how his half-brother Ishmael was interacting with him. Besides that, nothing.

Isaac enters the drama on the day that his father Abraham is commanded to take him to Mount Moriah and offer him as a sacrifice.

In arguably the most difficult incident in the entire Book of Genesis to explain and interpret, God only reveals to Abraham (and therefore to Isaac) that Isaac was never intended to die when Abraham was standing over his bound son with knife in hand.

We can only begin to imagine how traumatic an experience that would have been for Isaac. Modern psychology would certainly predict that Isaac would have suffered from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Although determining Isaac’s iMA High Colour will be of necessity coloured as a result of “The Binding” (please excuse the pun), Isaac nevertheless provides us with clues as to his status of being.

One thing is for certain: Isaac was non-assertive. Almost everything seems to happen to him. He even has his wife chosen for him.

Isaac’s main project was digging wells to provide water for his family and servants.

Even here, though, Isaac is forced into action due to adversity.

The Philistines, for reasons unexplained by the Bible but presumably out of spite, had closed up all of the wells previously dug by Abraham.

Isaac and his servants were essentially involved in guerrilla warfare to preserve their water supply. Isaac did not set out to be an irrigation engineer.

What is noticeable is that the relationship between the Philistines and his servants becomes of paramount importance. Isaac names the wells based on whether or not there was conflict involved in their digging.

In our next and almost final encounter with Isaac, he is the victim of the stealth of his son Jacob in obtaining the blessing of family continuity that he had intended to give to Esau, the elder of his twin sons.

The incident is heavily centred on Isaac’s relationship with his two sons. I discuss this further in my pieces about Rebecca, Jacob and Esau.

Stephen Boroda
My determination: Isaac was non-assertive and heavily focused on relationships.
Even when he had a strong sense that his father was taking him out to be killed, his way of relating to his father was one of quiet respect and probing.
“Here is the fire and the wood but where is the lamb for sacrifice?” Isaac asks his father. Passively accepting what he thought to be his fate, Isaac prioritises preserving his relationship with his father even at the expense of his own life.

Isaac was a High Blue.

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Stephen Boroda
Stephen Boroda

I hope you enjoyed this post. I share new weekly insights here on my “Learn about iMA” page that are specifically designed to introduce you to the power of iMA in helping you to understand people who think and act differently from you - who have a different comfort zone from you - in order for you to be able to connect and communicate with them on their wavelength, not yours. Please share any questions about iMA that you would like answered through these posts.

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