What specific temperaments does the Keirsey Temperament Sorter identify? List the personality types that are identified by the Keirsey Temperament Sorter and explain how they are derived from these temperaments.
Temperament 1- Rationals
Rational personality types
Ex. Albert Einstein- A classical example of an inventor. He was a prodigy when it came to inventions, so much so that he actually worked for awhile at a patent office fixing other people's inventions.
These are the people who tend to look at the world and design it. They don't like to be in charge of other people. They are rational because they see the world as building blockas and are constantly thinking of ways to make it better and how to use the elements to construct something different.
These are the born leaders. They are the most confident and have the strongest will. They are rational in he fact they naturally organize and shape situations to the most efficient and self-beneficial outcome.
These are the rationals who start out early in their life looking for new ways to get things done. In order to make life more efficient, they use their problem solving and engineering minds to come up with new gadgets and solutions for many complex problems.
Fieldmarshals are systematic organizers and natural leaders. They have tendencies to direct groups and a natural urge to develop efficient systems to work toards a common goal. They are rational thinkers because they tend to not let personal feelings and situations get in their way when they work towards a desired outcome.
Temperament 2- Idealists
Idealist personality types
Ex. Mandas Gandhi- A superior idealist. His thought process was revolutionary in that it made the world a better place for alot of people. His ideal nature saw the good in himself and the justice in the world and his nonviolent methods helped millions of others see the good in themselves.
The healer personality type is one filled with fantasy and love. They care passionately for close loved ones and dedicate much of their lives to helping the rest of the world. They are idealist in the fact they believe most of the world is basically good, but sdespite this they have an erroneous belief that there is some evil within themselves.
These people are introverted, empathic, and helpful. They work constantly to help people around them but are only close to a select few. They lead private lives because it is generally easy for them to be hurt by others. They are idealists because they work witrh others to make their lives better and have a keen understanding of people's feelings, maybe even more so than the people themselves.
The champions see the world as dramatic, and they value every decision made as critical. They are idealists because they constantly are trying to be as real as possible and they see this as a goa others shoul strive for as well. Champions also have an intuition to sense other people's motives.
This group of people has a natural tendency to bring out the best in those that follow them. They have an innate skill of leading people and in doing so, develop their followrs. The are idealists because they bring out skills and develop talents in people that they may not have known they posessed, and teachers strive to develop the world one person at a time.
Temperament 3- Artisans
Artisan personaliy types
Ex. Elvis Presley- A born performer. From the time he was a child he craved attention. He loved to mimic artists and musicians, and his ability to entertain a crowd is legendary.
The composer is an artist who uses any of the five senses in their work. They have an ability to manipulate texture, sound, effect, etc.. and bring it all into harmony so that their work is ideally crafted and superior. They tend to have a mastery or skilled uniqueness with their artform.
The crafter is a directive artist who specifies themselves on the skills of tool mastry. They become adept at their craft or art because they are superior in use of almost any tool, and from an early age they have a curiousity towards learning their tools that develops into a near obsession.
This group's art is more general because it is basically entertaining others. They have a natural tendency to please those round them because they know how to work a crowd. Whether it be singing, dancing, or teling jokes, the performer loves to be the center of attention
Promoters are like crafters, except- instead of actual 'tools' they are skilled at manipulating people. Their art is the art of social dynamics. They know what to say or do in most situations to get things happening.
Temperament 4- Guardians
Guardian personality types
Ex. Mother Teresa- She had a profound sense of compassion and love for the underpriviliged in the world and did everything she could to help protect them and nurture them despite the harsh conitions she faced herself.
This type of people are known to be very dependable. They keep track of goods, services, and institutions, and pride themselves on the responsibility of quality from the goods and services they maintain. Basically, they guard consumers from fraud and low quality products.
The protectors pride themselves in working steadfastly at guarding people from life'sperils and pitfalls. They are honest and trustworthy, and they are known to do the best they can to assure people's quality of life and safety.
This sect of people guard the rules and regulations of an institution or part of society from being broken. They also keep track of those beneath them and their quality of work, and they are unafraid to make suggestions towards change and hold people accountable.
After taking the test yourself, do you agree with your scored profile? Why or why not?
Yes, the test stated that I was an idealist.
I, for the most part, do believe that humanity is good at its core. I guess I would put myself in the 'Champions' category because I think I have a pretty good sense of understanding people's true motivations. I also definitely value intense emotional experiences because I am a hopeless romantic by nature. But I do have somewhat of a negative self image and that tends to hinder me as well.
I thought this unit was mostly easy to understand. The unit on prejudice brought forth some new insights to me on why people think what they do.