Keirsey Temperament Sorter

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What is the Keirsey Temperament Sorter?

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter, also known as the Four Temperaments Test is a self-assessment quiz which helps people better understand themselves and others. The quiz results are divided into four Temperaments— a configuration of observable personality traits, such as habits of communication, patterns of action, and sets of characteristic attitudes, values, and talents.

What are the 4 Temperaments?

The 4 Temperaments in the Keirsey Temperament Sorter are:

  1. Artisan
  2. Guardian
  3. Idealist
  4. Rational

What is the Artisan in the Keirsey Temperament Sorter?

Consisting of 30% of the world’s population, Artisans tend to be fun-loving, optimistic, bold, spontaneous, excitable, playful, and have the natural ability to excel at Art or art-related industries such as music and dance. The Artisan temperament can be further divided into 4 subcategories— Promoter, Crafter, Performer, and Composer.

What is the Guardian in the Keirsey Temperament Sorter?

Making up 45% of the population, Guardians tend to be dutiful, responsible, dependable, hardworking, law-abiding, and security-seeking. The Guardian temperament can be further divided into 4 subcategories— Supervisors, Inspectors, Providers, and Protectors.

What is the Idealist in the Keirsey Temperament Sorter?

Idealists are giving, kind, trusting, intuitive, spiritual, loving, authentic people who believe that friendly, harmonious co-operation is the best way to achieve their goals. Making up 15-20% of the population, they are often true to themselves and find it difficult to be someone they are not. This category is further subdivided into 4 groups: Teachers, Counselors, Champions, and Healers.

What is the Rational in the Keirsey Temperament Sorter?

Rationals make up 10% of the population, and they tend to be pragmatic, problem-solving, independent, strong-wiled, logic-trusting strategic leaders. When solving problems, they care about finding solutions which are practical for the real-world, as well as the fundamental principles and natural laws underlying the particular case. They can be further divided into 4 subcategories— Fieldmarshalls, Masterminds, Inventors and Architects.

Is the Keirsey Temperament Sorter Free?

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter assessment is free to take.

How long is the Keirsey Temperament Sorter Test?

The test takes 10-15 minutes to be completed. It should be taken at one go and candidates should answer as truthfully as possible about how they currently are, not who they aspire to be.

Who should take the Keirsey Temperament Sorter?

The test is great for people who wants to gain clarity on who you are, what you do, who you love, and what difference you make. Professionally, it can be used to train high-performing teams for team dynamics, hiring, marketing, creative and strategic factors.

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