Mark Shea has a great column called ‘On "Personal" Faith’
with some excellent insights such as "Personal things are not private; personal things are common."
When I ask what "forcing our beliefs on others" actually means, the reply generally boils down to "Talking about our beliefs in any way." The idea at work behind this notion is that personal means subjective, private, esoteric and inward.
That is exactly how the idea of personal faith has come to be understood. For a Christian this idea is antithetical to the Great Commission"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation." This is what happens when personal faith has been delinked from absolute truth and a subjective faith is not worth the effort of spreading. A personal faith that does not flow out into the common life is no faith at all because you have lost the faith that it is true and worth having.