Temperament

Is Who You Are What You’ll Be?

One of the more stressing questions teenagers ask themselves, especially those more introspective than others, is, “Who am I?” Maybe some of you middle-agers out there have also asked this question of yourself. One of my favorite places for self-interrogation is in the bathroom mirror (while making sure to keep the lighting level low!). Inquiring ...

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Who Are You?

So, you’re applying to college. Great! Do you have a plan for what you want to get out of your “higher” education? Do you know what your intended major will be? Have you thought about the direction of your life’s work? More importantly, perhaps, is another question: Who are you? I’m talking about personality type ...

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Understand Yourself Better: Know Your Temperament Type

Assessing Your Temperament: Just Who in the World Do You Think You Are? You’re unique. Shouldn’t your college be unique too? Yes, you are unique, but who are you really? If you’re like most high schoolers (or even like most parents), you probably don’t know. In fact, sometimes you may feel as though the life ...

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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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Temperament Snapshot Answer Sheet

For each question on the Temperament Snapshot please place a check in the appropriate box to indicate your answer. a b a b a b 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. A. Totals from each column S N T F ...

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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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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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Can Your Temperament Type Influence Your Career Choice?

There are billions of people in the world. Even so, there are amazing similarities among us. Modern psychological research has produced a classification system that assigns all of us into one of four basic temperaments which leads to one of 16 personality types. So what does this mean to you? As the parent of a ...

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