Keirsey Temperaments

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Only the Educated are Free -- Epictetus
Only the Self-Educated are Free -- Keirsey's Hack

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. -Henry David Thoreau

Different Drums, Different Drummers.

If I do not want what you want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong.

Or if I believe other than you, at least pause before you correct my view.

Or if my emotion is less than yours, or more, given the same circumstances, try not to ask me to feel more strongly or weakly.

Or yet if I act, or fail to act, in the manner of your design for action, let me be.

I do not, for the moment at least, ask you to understand me. That will come only when you are willing to give up changing me into a copy of you.

I may be your spouse, your parent, your offspring, your friend, or your colleague. If you will allow me any of my own wants, or emotions, or beliefs, or actions, then you open yourself, so that some day these ways of mine might not seem so wrong, and might finally appear to you as right -- for me. To put up with me is the first step to understanding me. Not that you embrace my ways as right for you, but that you are no longer irritated or disappointed with me for my seeming waywardness. And in understanding me you might come to prize my differences from you, and, far from seeking to change me, preserve and even nurture those differences. -- David Keirsey, Please Understand Me II

The Point is:

Let the Revolution Begin


What are the different natural inborn talents?

Example Video  Idealist

Example Video  Artisan

Example Video  Rational

Example Video  Guardian

What is your Inborn Talent?

Go Ask Alice

go ask alice

Where do you go now?

Teach your children (parents!?) Well?

What is intelligence?

What does it mean to Learn?

Only the Self-educated are Free (in other words, Learn Baby Learn!)

The only person who can stop you now is Yourself.

Rationals: most of the time, have an interest in Science, Technology, at the least: Systems

Physics,  Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Calculus, Astronomy and Cosmology, Computer Science

Guardians: Can have a talent and interest in Commerce and Finance (particularly Administrators)

Finance,   Banking and Money, Investing, History, Statistics

Idealists: Can have an interest in many things, Humanities and Nature is the most attractive.

History, Biology

Artisans: Most often have an interest in the Arts, Sports, and Entertainment, but can be interested in Investing.

Programming, Investing, Venture Capital, Probability   |   |  |  |

The Temperaments   |   Artisan   |   Guardian  |   Idealist  |   Rational   |   Drummers   |    Keirsey Temperament Sorter II   

Comparative Complexity  |  Mathematics Itself  | Existence Itself  | Bibliography | Involution&Envolution

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