What’s your temperament?

Ah, tests abound, don’t they? IQ tests, communication style tests, personality tests, and of course all those tests in your classes! Well, here is a “free” personality/temperament test you can take for Friday fun:

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter®-IIKeirsey.com web page excerpt

Answer a few questions (be honest about yourself) and learn if you are a “guardian,” “artisan,” “idealist,” or “rational.” A brief report is free, but more detailed reports cost money. Good luck.

Oh, and if you’re into this sort of thing, there are more resources in Andersen Library’s collections. Search the HALCat library catalog (try the keyword search “typology psychology”) to find titles such as Please understand me: Character & temperament types by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates (3rd Floor Main Collection, BF698 .K357 1984) and Gifts differing: Understanding personality type by the late Isabel Briggs Myers (3rd Floor Main Collection, BF698.3 .M94 1995).

Search article databases to find articles such as “The Influence of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Profiles on Team Development Processes: An Empirical Study in the Manufacturing Industry” (Small Group Research, 2009, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 436-464).

Please ask a librarian if you’d like assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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One Response to What’s your temperament?

  1. DJ says:

    Taking tests like this have helped me in the past to learn more about myself and those around me. Learning about someone’s type can definately help you get along better and be more understanding of why they do what they do. It can help those annoying habbits someone else has to be less annoying to you. A must for those looking to begin a more serious relationship with a significant other. These test can also help in deciding what career choice to follow. I highly recommend these tests to everyone.

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