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Keirsey Temperament Sorter

A Brief Description

Steve Winnipeg

on 16 October 2012

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Transcript of Keirsey Temperament Sorter

What is the Keirsey
Temperament Sorter? First introduced in 1978 in the book
Please Understand Me by David Keirsey Temperaments 4 Concrete and Pragmatic ARTISANS RATIONALS Abstact and Pragmatic IDEALISTS Abstract and Cooperative GUARDIANS Concrete and Cooperative http://www.keirsey.com/sorter/instruments2.aspx Take the Test Are you the kind of person who
(A) doesn't miss much
(B) is rather talkative Sample Question 1 Are you prone to
(A) nailing things down
(B) exploring the possibilities Sample Question #2 Is it preferable mostly to
(A) just let things happen naturally
(B) make sure things are arranged Sample Question #4
Fun-loving, optimistic, realistic, and focused on the here and now.
Unconventional, bold, and spontaneous.
Playful mates, creative parents, and troubleshooting leaders.
Excitable, trust their impulses, want to make a splash, seek stimulation, prize freedom, and dream of mastering action skills. Bill Clinton, Bob Dylan, Ernest Hemingway 30-35%
Pragmatic, skeptical, self-contained, and focused on problem-solving and systems analysis.
Ingenious, independent, and strong willed.
Reasonable mates, individualizing parents, and strategic leaders.
Even-tempered, they trust logic, yearn for achievement, Seek knowledge, prize technology, and dream of understanding how the world works. Hillary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Steve Jobs 5-10%
Enthusiastic, Intuitive, yearn for romance, seek their true self, prize meaningful relationships, and dream of attaining wisdom.
Loving, kindhearted, and authentic.
Giving, trusting, spiritual, and they are focused on personal journeys and human potentials.
Make intense mates, nurturing parents, and inspirational leaders. 15-20% Princess Diana, Richard Gere, Oprah Winfrey
Dependable, helpful, and hard-working.
Loyal mates, responsible parents, and stabilizing leaders.
Dutiful, cautious, humble, and focused on credentials and traditions.
Concerned citizens who trust authority, join groups, seek security, Prize gratitude, and dream of shelling out justice. Jimmy Carter, Warren Buffett, Barbara Walters 40-45% http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/overview_temperaments.asp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keirsey_Temperament_Sorter Are the tests
accurate? Why do we need
to know this? How can knowing my
learners temperaments benefit my instruction?
Closely related to Myers Briggs but differs in its descriptions of the personality types Course design
Tailor instruction to suit learners needs
Dealing with problem learners
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