What's your temperment?

I just tested myself on the The Keirsey Temperament Sorter. According to this, I’m an Artisan under the sub-category of Composer.

The test is 70 questions, choose one of two answers to each question.

Thanks for the test Crunchy Frog, very enlightening.

*Portrait of the Champion (eNFp)
Copyrighted © 1996 Prometheus Nemesis Book Company.
The Champion Idealists are abstract in thought and speech, cooperative in accomplishing their aims, and informative and extraverted when relating with others. For Champions, nothing occurs which does not have some deep ethical significance, and this, coupled with their uncanny sense of the motivations of others, gives them a talent for seeing life as an exciting drama, pregnant with possibilities for both good and evil. This type is found in only about 3 percent of the general population, but they have great influence because of their extraordinary impact on others. Champions are inclined to go everywhere and look into everything that has to do with the advance of good and the retreat of evil in the world. They can’t bear to miss out on what is going on around them; they must experience, first hand, all the significant social events that affect our lives. And then they are eager to relate the stories they’ve uncovered, hoping to disclose the “truth” of people and issues, and to advocate causes. This strong drive to unveil current events can make them tireless in conversing with others, like fountains that bubble and splash, spilling over their own words to get it all out.

Champions consider intense emotional experiences as being vital to a full life, although they can never quite shake the feeling that a part of themselves is split off, uninvolved in the experience. Thus, while they strive for emotional congruency, they often see themselves in some danger of losing touch with their real feelings, which eNFps possess in a wide range and variety. In the same vein, eNFps strive toward a kind of spontaneous personal authenticity, and this intention always to “be themselves” is usually communicated nonverbally to others, who find it quite attractive. All too often, however, eNFps fall short in their efforts to be authentic, and they tend to heap coals of fire on themselves, berating themselves for the slightest self-conscious role-playing.*

I score the same thing every time. INFP, I believe.

I am a Guardian / Provider.

You can call me Georgette.
Georgette Washington.

I’m still an Idealist/Healer (iNFp). I get the same result each time I take this test.:slight_smile: Last time this topic came up in a thread, I learned that the SDMB is loaded with us iNFp types. We make up less than 1% of the general population, but something about this board draws us out.
Thanks, Crunchy. This is always an interesting topic.

I’m a Guardian/Supervisor…

So from now On I’ll perch my self on the podum and supervise the rest of this thread making sure every one is allright

:peers down at the rest of the dopers:

Let me fix that last statement

: peers down at the rest of the dopers:


A real guardian…
tubagirl even fixed her statement so we wouldnt get it wrong. Thank you for your guidance :wink:



I’m an Idealist/Healer.

Same thing as Lloyd. Hey Lloyd, how are those Decepticons?

Shuddup Magdalene…LOL :smiley:

Idealist Champion (eNFp)

and so are all three of my daughters.

So people, what do those descriptions mean when they’re at home? I guess Lloyd and I were the only ones who thought maybe no one else would understand what we’re talking about here.

An Idealist/Counselor (iNFj) here – just like Gandhi. :slight_smile:

Ok, for anyone who wants to know what these descriptions mean:

Guardians are at http://www.keirsey.com/personality/sj.html
from there you can link to Inspectors, Protectors, Supervisors, and Providers.

The Artisans are here: http://www.keirsey.com/personality/sp.html
from there you can see the Composers, Crafters, Performers, and Promoters.

The Idealists are at http://www.keirsey.com/personality/nf.html
link to Healers, Counselors, Champions, and Teachers.

And finally the Rationals are at http://www.keirsey.com/personality/nt.html
where you will find the Architects, the Masterminds, the Inventors, and the FieldMarshalls.

Idealist/Healer, INFP