1. First complete the self assessment on this website. https://www.keirsey.com/
Click the ‘start’ circle on what is your temperament on the landing page when you visit the site. Answer the questions about yourself. There are about 70 questions presented one at a time. It should take about 10-15 minutes to answer them. At the end it will prompt you to create an account to get your free results emailed to you. The result will only tell you what TYPE you are (guardian, idealist, rational or artisan) and give you a description of that type.
You will be given the TYPE in the results. You will need to read the subtype descriptions under that type and make your best guess for subtype. You do not need to pay for any additional results!
2. After you have your results, answer the following questions.
20 points. Question 1. Which of the four temperaments and subtype was identified for you in your mini-report. Then, after reading all four temperament types, explain why the temperament on your mini-report is (or is not) the best match of the four. Using comparison/contrast, explain why (or why not). Show that you read the four types and understand the similarities and differences.
30 points. Question 2. Read and reflect on the description of your temperament type from the website and the mini-report
Choose TWO of the descriptive words or phrases for which you can give real life examples of your behavior that illustrate each of these traits. In your answer use a specific example of a situation in which you displayed (or did not display) EACH of these behaviors. Use a different example for each word or phrase. Be careful not to use a circular argument. Don’t say, “I agree with the description of ‘dependable’ because people can always count on me.” This is saying the same thing and does not describe a behavior. Instead, describe a specific situation in your life and discuss the BEHAVIORS that demonstrate you are “dependable”. Show, don’t just tell. Use specific rather than general words. .
[Example. As an Idealist-Healer, one description in my mini-report says idealists are “gifted at helping others find their way in life”. An example of how I exhibit this trait in my behavior is when I counseled a student who was not sure which program he wanted to be in. Through listening and asking questions, I helped him identify his strengths and interests and clarify the direction he wanted to go in life. I followed up by giving him information about the career services. He expressed that the conversation was helpful and he had greater clarity in what he wanted to do in life.– Note how I focused on a specific instance (student) and described behaviors (what I did) that illustrate the descriptive phrase I selected. I illustrated not only how I was “helpful”, but also related it to “others finding their way in life”. ]
20 points. Question 3. Choose one descriptive word or phrase and explain in detail how it has been part of your personality over time. This means you should be able to give a concrete example of that characteristic from childhood and another examples as an adult for that same characteristic.
20 points Grammar. Use standard written English with complete sentences. There should be no run-ons or fragments. 10 point deduction for each error.
10 points Mechanics. Use correct punctuation, spelling, and capitalization. 1 point deduction per error.
Plagiarism will result in automatic zero on assignment. Do not copy more than a word or phrase from the Keirsey site unless you put it in quotation marks and cite it.