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Drawn from the book by David Keirsey

David Keirsey has provided a very useful framework for analysing personality types. This framework is a good complement to MBTI. He divides personality types into 4 major categories: a) Artisans b) Guardians a) Idealists b) Rationals
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The 16 Combinations- Artisans and Guardians

The 16 Combinations- Idealists and Rationals

Personality : Some historical perspectives

Usage of words- Abstract & Concrete

analogical indicative figurative literal symbolic signal categorical elemental fictional factual

ABSTRACT CONCRETE

schematic detailed theoretical empirical

general specific

Usage of Words and Tools


Words Abstract
Abstract

Concrete
Concrete

Cooperative Tools

NF
Cooperator

SJ
Cooperator

Abstract

Concrete

Utilitarian

NT
Utilitarian

SP
Utilitarian

Logistics Tactics

SJ

Diplomacy Strategy Logistics

NT

Tactics Diplomacy

The four groups at a glance

Strategy Diplomacy

NF

Strategy Logistics Tactics

Diplomacy

SP

Strategy Logistics Tactics

Interests

Interests Education

Guardians Commerce

Artisans Art crafts

Idealists

Rationals

Humanities Sciences

Preoccupation
Vocation

Morality
Material

Techniques
Equipments

Morale
Personnel

Technology
Systems

Orientation

Orientation Present

Artisans Hedonistic

Guardians Stoical

Idealists Altruistic

Rationals Pragmatic

Future
Past Place Time

Optimistic
Cynical Here Now

Pessimistic
Fatalistic Gateways Yesterday

Credulous
Mystical Pathways Tomorrow

Skeptical
Relativistic Intersections Intervals

Self-Image

Self-Image Self-Esteem

Artisans Artistic

Guardians Dependable

Idealists Empathic

Rationals Ingenious

Self-Respect
SelfConfidence

Audacious
Adaptable

Beneficent

Benevolent Autonomous
Resolute

Respectable Authentic

Values

Value Being

Artisans Excited

Guardians Concerned

Idealists

Rationals

Enthusiastic Calm

Trusting
Yearning Seeking Prizing Aspiring

Impulse
Impact Stimulation Generosity Virtuoso

Authority
Belonging Security Gratitude Executive

Intuition
Romance Identity Recognition Sage

Reason
Achievement Knowledge Deference Wizard

Social Roles

Social Roles Mating

Artisans Playmate

Guardians Helpmate

Idealists Soulmate

Rationals Mindmate

Parenting
Leading

Liberator
Negotiator

Socializer
Stabilizer

Harmonizer
Catalyst

Individuator
Visionary

The Traits of Temperament and Character


Communication Implementation Character Language Referential Syntactical Rhetorical Intellect Directive Expressive Role Reserved Role Informative Role Expressive Role Reserved Role Interest Education Preoccupation Vocation Orientation Present Future Past Place Time Utilitarian Artisan Harmonic Indicative Descriptive Heterodox Tactical Operator Promoter Crafter Entertainer Performer Composer Artcraft Technique Equipment Hedonism Optimism Cynicism Here Now Concrete Cooperative Guardian Associative Imperative Comparative Orthodox Logistical Administrator Supervisor Inspector Conservator Provider Protector Commerce Morality Material Stoicism Pessimism Fatalism Gateways Yesterday Cooperative Idealist Inductive Interpretive Metaphoric Hyperbolic Diplomatic Mentor Teacher Counselor Advocate Champion Healer Humanities Morale Personnel Altruism Credulism Mysticism Pathways Tomorrow Concrete Utilitarian Rational Deductive Categorical Subjunctive Technical Strategic Coordinator Fieldmarshal Mastermind Engineer Inventor Architect Sciences Technology Systems Pragmatism Skepticism Relativism Intersections Intervals

The Traits of Temperament and Character cont

Communication Implementation Character Self-Image Self-Esteem Self-Respect Self-Confidence Value Being Trusting Yearning Seeking Prizing Aspiring Social role Mating Parenting Leading

Concrete Utilitarian Cooperative Artisan Guardian Artistic Audacious Adaptable Excited Impulse Impact Stimulation Generosity Virtuoso Playmate Liberator Negotiator Dependable Beneficent Respectable Concerned Authority Belonging Security Gratitude Executive Helpmate Socializer Stabilizer

Concrete Cooperative Utilitarian Idealist Rational Empathic Benevolent Authentic Enthusiastic Intuition Romance Identity Recognition Sage Soulmate Harmonizer Catalyst Ingenious Autonomous Resolute Calm Reason Achievement Knowledge Deference Wizard Mindmate Individuator Visionary

Performer Composer Promoter Crafter Crafter ISTP Promoter ESTP Composer Performer Crafter Promoter Composer ISFP Performer Crafter Promoter Performer Composer Promoter

Role variants of Artisans (SP)

Crafter Composer

Performer ESFP

Provider Protector Supervisor Inspector Provider Protector Inspector ISTJ Supervisor ESTJ Provider Inspector Supervisor Protector ISFJ Inspector Supervisor Protector

Role variants of Guardians (SJ)

Supervsor Inspector Protector Provider

Provider ESFJ

Champion Healer Teacher Counselor Champion Healer Teacher Counselor INFJ Teacher ENFJ Champion Counselor Teacher Healer INFP Counselor Teacher Healer

Role variants of Idealists (NF)

Counselor Healer Champion

Champion ENFP

Inventor Architect Fieldmarshal Mastermind Mastermind INTJ Fieldmarshal ENTJ Inventor Mastermind Fieldmarshal Architect INTP Mastermind Fieldmarshal Architect Inventor Architect

Role variants of Rationals (NT)

Fieldmarshal Mastermind Architect Inventor

Inventor ENTP

Thank You

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