Keirsey Temperament

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In colleges and businesses across the nation, students and workers are subjected to assessments developed by psychologists to determine their suitability for certain vocations. It is believed that through a battery of questions, one’s aptitude for a specific type of employment can be determined; however, due to the fact that personalities are fluid and not static, it is impossible to gauge one’s career potential through a personality test. One popular personality test used is the Keirsey Temperament Sorter. This test was designed to measure a person’s temperament through a series of questions. A person’s temperament refers to the combination of mental, physical, and emotional traits of themselves. In the test, each question has two answers and the person choses the one that relates …show more content…

At the end of the test the person’s temperament will be determined and put into one of the four categories. The test is designed to measure the different elements of personality. One element of personality it measures is if the person is an introvert or an extrovert. If they are an introvert, they tend to keep to themselves. If they are an extrovert, they are more willing to go to social events and spend time with others. The second element of personality that is measured is agreeableness. This measures if people work well with others. This shows if people are considerate, friendly, generous, and helpful. The third element of personality that is measured is if a person is conscientious. A conscientious person is someone who is well organized, and tend to do what is right. One question from the Keirsey Test that helps determine this is, do you prefer to work to deadlines or just

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