1 WHAT'S YOUR TYPE? ISTJ INTJ. ISFJ INFJ. DOING WHAT EVERYTHING. A HIGH SENSE AN INSPIRATION. SHOULD BE HAS ROOM FOR. OF DUTY TO OTHERS . DONE IMPROVEMENT . ISTP INFP INTP. ISFP. READY TO TRY A LOVE OF. SEES MUCH BUT PERFORMING. ANYTHING PROBLEM- SHARES LITTLE NOBLE SERVICE. ONCE SOLVING . TO AID SOCIETY . ESFP ENFP ENTP. ESTP. YOU ONLY GO GIVING LIFE ONE EXCITING. THE ULTIMATE. AROUND ONCE AN EXTRA CHALLENGE. REALISTS . IN LIFE SQUEEZE AFTER ANOTHER . ESFJ ENFJ ENTJ. ESTJ. HOSTS AND SMOOTH LIFE'S. LIFE'S. HOSTESSES OF TALKING NATURAL. ADMINISTRATORS . THE WORLD PERSUADERS LEADERS . Based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator sm Where are you on the diagram above? Are you an ENFJ someone who spends his or her time involved with the things around them ( E for Extravert), sees the world in terms of possibilities ( N.)
2 For iNtuitive), makes decisions based on subjective judgment ( F for Feeler), and lives life in a decisive, orderly manner ( J for Judger)? Are you an ISTP someone who spends his or her time in reflection ( I for Introvert), see the world in terms of practical facts ( S for Sensor), makes decisions based on objective analysis ( T for Thinker), and lives life in a spontaneous, flexible way ( P for Perceiver)? Or are you one of the fourteen other combinations? In Type Talk, Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Thuesan show you exactly how to determine your personality type, using a scientifically validated method based on the work of C. G. Jung. Type Talk offers insight into why others behave the way they do, and why you are the person you are on the job, as a parent, in relationships, and in all aspects of daily life.
3 16 PERSONALITY TYPES. WITH. SELECTED BRIEF EXPLANATIONS. AND. EXPOSITIONS. Page 2 of 9. THE KEIRSEY TEMPERAMENT SORTER*. For my patients and those who would benefit from gaining insight and a fuller understanding into and about your personality traits and those elusive influences that steer many of your life choices; that you may further enrich your life, increase more of what Works for you and decrease what does not; deepen rapport and your connection with loved- ones and friends; maintain good health and high spirits and reduce stress; and last, but not finally, make your way in the world and enhance creative and business endeavors and your service to others. I have taken the liberty of offering up David Keirsey's temperament sorter with information and references from both Keirsey and Myers-Briggs all of whom have written books and offer questionnaires for elucidating and organizing feedback about your personality and assisting in making life choices.
4 You have my best wishes for an interesting and informative exercise which is not the end but merely a new beginning. Follow-through and discover your rewards. Marie Margenau-Spatz, *The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is copyrighted by David Keirsey from the book Please Understand Me and Please Understand Me II Copyrighted 1978 David Keirsey. Page 3 of 9. THE KEIRSEY TEMPERAMENT SORTER*. CHARACTERISTICS FREQUENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH EACH TYPE. SENSING TYPES INTUITIVE TYPES. ISTJ ISFJ INFJ INTJ. Serious, quiet, earn success Quiet, friendly, responsible Succeed by perseverance, Usually have original minds by concentration and and conscientious. Work originality and desire to do and great drive for their own thoroughness. Practical, devotedly to meet their whatever is needed or ideas and purposes.
5 In fields orderly, matter-of-fact, obligations and serve their wanted. Put their best efforts that appeal to them, they logical, realistic and friends and school. into their work. Quietly have a fine power to dependable. See to it that Thorough, painstaking, forceful, conscientious, organize a job and carry it everything is well organized. accurate. May need time to concerned for others. through with or without help. Take responsibility. Make up master technical subjects, as Respected for their firm Skeptical, critical, their own minds as to what their interests are usually not principles. Likely to be independent, determined, INTROVERTS. should be accomplished and technical. Patient with detail honored and followed for often stubborn. Must learn to work toward it steadily, and routine.
6 Loyal, their clear convictions as to yield less important points in INTROVERTS. regardless of protests or considerate, concerned with how best to serve the order to win the most distractions. how other people feel. common good. important. ISFP INFP. ISTP INTP. Retiring, quietly friendly, Full of enthusiasms and Cool onlookers quiet, sensitive, kind, modest about loyalties, but seldom talk of Quiet, reserved, brilliant in reserved, observing and their abilities. Shun these until they know you exams, especially in analyzing life with detached disagreements, do not force well. Care about learning, theoretical or scientific curiosity and unexpected their opinions or values on ideas, language, and subjects. Logical to the point flashes of original humor.
7 Others. Usually do not care to independent projects of their of hair-splitting. Usually Usually interested in lead but are often loyal own. Tend to undertake too interested mainly in ideas, impersonal principles, cause followers. Often relaxed much, then somehow get it with little liking for parties or and effect, how and why about getting things done, done. Friendly, but often too small talk. Tend to have mechanical things work. because they enjoy the absorbed in what they are sharply defined interests. Exert themselves no more present moment and do not doing to be sociable. Little Need to choose careers than they think necessary, want to spoil it by undue concerned with possessions where some strong interest because any waste of energy haste or exertion.
8 Or physical surroundings. can be used and useful. would be inefficient. ESTP ESFP ENFP ENTP. Outgoing, easygoing, Matter-of-fact, do not worry Warmly enthusiastic, high- Quick, ingenious, good at accepting, friendly, enjoy or hurry, enjoy whatever spirited, ingenious, many things. Stimulating everything and make things comes along. Tend to like imaginative. Able to do company, alert and more fun for others by their mechanical things and almost anything that interests outspoken. May argue for enjoyment. Like sports and sports, with friends on the them. Quick with a solution fun on either side of a making things. Know what's side. May be a bit blunt or for any difficulty and ready to question. Resourceful in going on and join in eagerly. insensitive.
9 Can do math or help anyone with a problem. solving new and challenging Find remembering facts science when they see the Often rely on their ability to problems, but may neglect easier than mastering need. Dislike long improvise instead of routine assignments. Apt to theories. Are best in explanations. Are best with preparing in advance. Can turn to one new interest after situations that need sound EXTRAVERTS. EXTRAVERTS. real things that can be usually find compelling another. Skillful in finding common sense and practical worked, handled, taken apart reasons for whatever they logical reasons for what they ability with people as well as or put together. want. want. with things. ESFJ ENTJ. ESTJ Warm-hearted, talkative, ENFJ. Hearty, frank, able in Practical, realistic, matter-of- popular, conscientious, born Responsive and responsible.
10 Studies, leaders in activities. fact, with a natural head for cooperators, active Generally feel real concern Usually good in anything that business or mechanics. Not committee members. Need for what others think or want, requires reasoning and interested in subjects they harmony and may be good at and try to handle things with intelligent talk, such as see no use for, but can apply creating it. Always doing due regard for other people's public speaking. Are usually themselves when necessary. something nice for someone. feelings. Can present a well-informed and enjoy Like to organize and run Work best with proposal or lead a group adding to their fund of activities. May make good encouragement and praise. discussion with ease and knowledge. May sometimes administrators, especially if Little interest in abstract tact.