I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs personality test, but it seemed lacking in some respects. Then I discovered Keirsey’s temperament website. I was rather astonished at the accuracy about myself. A much more balanced testing method, IMO. Apparently, it is the most widely used personality instrument in the world.
According to Keirsey Temperament Theory, there are four basic temperament groups which describe human behavior. Keirsey’s four temperaments are referred to as Artisans™, Guardians™, Rationals™ and Idealists™. These four temperaments can be further subdivided, often referred to as “Character Types”.
There are four types of Artisans, four types of Guardians, four types of Rationals, and four types of Idealists. The questions are designed to sort between four dichotomous pairs of preferences, leading to results which reveal a person’s temperament and character type.
My results: 51% Idealist and 49% Rational. The test breaks it down even more using sub-categories from Myers-Briggs.
So my final result was that I was predominately an Idealist in the subcategory of Counselor (INFJ).
Portrait of a Counselor: http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/counselor.asp
My second predominate temperament was Rational in the subcategory of Architect (INTP)
Portrait of a Architect: http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/architect.asp
Try it for fun. It’s free, and you won’t get bugged with emails from Keirsey, except for the test results.
Share your results and what you think of those results. Were they fairly accurate for you?