Choosing A Major

Consequences of College Majors

Attention high school seniors (and parents of those seniors). By now, you seniors have seen the results of your college applications. You probably have a handful of acceptances and maybe some disappoints too. Regardless, your life is about to take a dramatic developmental step: heading off to college on your own. You’ll be making a ...

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Must I choose a college major?

Believe it or not, most college freshmen really don't know what they want their major to be. Even if they have a particular major in mind...

What Is Temperament, Exactly?

Let’s talk about the chief component of your identity: temperament. You’ve all heard someone say something like, “Oh, yes! She’s got a great temperament for a nurse [accountant, scientist, stuntman, writer, or whatever].” Well, what is it that makes a person right for what they’re doing? It’s all about behavioral preferences. Now, before you run ...

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An Introduction to the Four Temperaments

Well, what are the four pairs? They are: NF, NT, SJ, and SP. There is no order of importance; they’re all equally important. We merely put them in alphabetical order. These four letter pairs represent the four main temperaments. NF stands for the Idealist, NT is the Rational, SJ is the Guardian, and SP is ...

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Interpreting the Results of Your Temperament Snapshot

“Hey! I’m an NT. What the heck does that mean?” It means you’re a Rational. Let us now explain the implications of temperament. Now that you’ve taken a Temperament Snapshot, you have one pair of letters to call your own. Do you recall those “trait words” we talked about a while ago? S = realism ...

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Connecting Temperament Type To College And Career

Once you know what temperament you are, you can find out which career fields are the most popular among many other people of your same temperament. This leads to finding out what types of work would most likely bring you success and/or happiness. The converse is true too. You can also see which fields attract ...

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Picking A Major: Finding Academic Programs As Unique As You!

“What should I major in?” This question dominates most students’ minds when thinking generally about “what to do” in college. Your attitude toward your interests, and selecting a college or university that is a good match for your learning style, abilities, and skills is as critical as the financial considerations of going to college! Today, ...

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Book Review: Please Understand Me

Please Understand Me: Character & Temperament Types, by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates Paperback – 208 pages, Prometheus Nemesis Books This book changed my life. Its introductory words tell the tale: “If I do not want what you want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong. Or if I believe other ...

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