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Keirsey Temperament Sorter II
DIRECTIONS: Answer the following questions by choosing and circling the letter of one of the two answers available that best describes your personality. Do not answer questions according to what you would like to be or how you act. Please answer only in relation to how you feel and think in a daily setting. Directions for scoring your test are included on your score sheet,
1. When the phone rings, do you A. hurry to get it first B. hope someone else will answer 2. Are you more A. observant than introspective B. introspective than observant 3. Is it worse to A. have your head in the clouds B. be in a rut 4. With people you are usually more A. firm than gentle B. gentle than firm 5. Are you more comfortable in making A. critical judgments B. value judgments 6. Is clutter in the workplace something you A. take time to straighten up B. tolerate pretty well 7. Is it your way to A. make up your mind quickly B. pick and choose at some length 8. Waiting in line, do you often A. chat with others B. stick to business 9. Are you more A. sensible than ideational B. ideational than sensational
consistency of thought B. what is actual B. Are you more satisfied having A. data B. interact with many. frank and straightforward B. a finished product B. In sizing up others do you tend to be A. Do you like writers who A. interact with a few friends 16. use metaphors and symbolism 18. even strangers B. desires 12. sealed and delivered B. unscheduled . Do you prefer contracts to be A. scheduled B. In making up your mind are you more likely to go by A. At a party. say what they mean B. a work in progress 15. warm and considerate 20. Do you tend to be more A. signed. friendly and personal 13. what is possible 11. Are you more interested in A. settle on a handshake 14. Which appeals to you more? A. factual than speculative B. On the job do you want your activities A. objective and impersonal B. If you disappoint someone are you usually A. harmonious relationships 19. speculative than factual 17.10. do you A.
tax your reserves 23. Do you more often prefer A. frequently questionable 31. Common sense is A. after a decision B. At work/school. speak for themselves B. stick to your guns B. make themselves useful enough B. tentative preliminary statements 22. rather fascinating 25. Children often do not A. keep your ears open 30. is it more natural for you to A. somewhat annoying B. just B. Do you tend to A. unalterable statements B.21. usually reliable B. energize you B. final. Are you more comfortable A. say right out what’s on your mind B. merciful 27. Facts A. look for common ground 26. try to please others 28. do you A. Do you find visionaries and theorists A. Is it better to be A. In a heated discussion. illustrate principles 24. Does interacting with strangers A. exercise their fantasy enough . before a decision 29. point out mistakes B.
Which rules you more? A. a practical sort of person B. a cool-headed person B. generalities than particulars 39. “There’s a sentimental person” 40. exploring the possibilities 35. firm and unbending B. tie up all loose ends B. a warm-hearted person 34. doesn’t miss much . a fanciful sort of person 38. spontaneous than deliberate 37.32. to deadlines B. is rather talkative B. just whenever 43. move on to something else 42. When in charge of other do you tend to be A. particulars than generalities B. In most situations are you more A. Do you speak more in A. Are you more often A. When finishing a job. Do you prefer to work A. deliberate than spontaneous B. “There’s a logical person” B. your thoughts B. your feelings 41. nailing things down B. Are you prone to A. Which is more of a compliment? A. Are you more frequently A. forgiving and lenient 33. Are you the kind of person who A. do you like to A.
a softy B. tender-hearted person 54. leisurely than hurried 50. devoted . too unsympathetic B. somewhat impulsively 49. Are you more inclined to feel A. Are you inclined to be more A. Do you more often see A. too sympathetic 48. rather carefully B. At work/school do you tend to A. keep more to yourself 51. Do you tend to choose A. your experiences B. hard-nosed 47.44. Do you think of yourself as a A. reasonable B. be sociable with your colleagues/classmates B. Are you more likely to trust A. what’s right in front of you B. In trying circumstances are you sometimes A. tough-minded person B. Is it worst to be A. more literally B. your conceptions 52. hurried than leisurely B. Do you value in yourself more that you are A. what can only be imagined 46. more figuratively 45. down to earth B. somewhat removed 53. Are you inclined to take what is said A.
a strong hold on reality B. overtones 60. fundamentals D. easy to approach B. easy-going 57. coming to closure B. to be too dispassionate 61. listener than talker 58. to be too compassionate B. action and adventure B. keeping your options open 63. Do you prize in yourself A. Are you inclined to be more A. In stories do you prefer A. Do you usually want things A. just penciled in 56. Do you consider yourself a better A. talker than listener B. Are you drawn more to C. Which seems the greater fault? A. Would you say you are more A. convincing evidence B. a touching appeal 62. settled and decided B. Do you feel better about A. Is it preferable mostly to A. somewhat reserved 65. a vivid imagination 59. Are you swayed more by A. just let things happen naturally 64. serious and determined B. fantasy and heroism . make sure things are arranged B.55.
identify with others 67. thick-skinned B. Do you tend to notice A.66. strength of will B. Which do you wish more for yourself? A. routinized than whimsical B. Is it easier for you to A. Are you more A. disorderliness B. thin-skinned 69. put others to good use B. strength of emotion 68. whimsical than routinized . Do you see yourself as basically A. opportunities for change 70.