Using the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to Determine Communication Styles
A personality inventory was completed online by each student to determine their personality and communication styles. the survey categorizes individuals into 4 types of temperaments: Guardian, Idealist, Rational, Artisan.
Type of Task:
communication style, personality style, individual difference
1. understand personal communication styles 2. appreciate personality commonalities and differences
Text of Learning Exercise:
Please complete the Keirsey Temperament Sorter and prepare a short speech summarizing your personality characteristics.
The instructor needs to explain that individuals have different communication styles, to provide the URL for the Personality Inventory, and answer vocabulary questions as students complete the inventory.
The students need to answer all questions in the inventory, to understand and interpret the results.
A supplemental activity required students to share their interpretation with the class in a short speech.
Class discussion after the speeches enhanced understanding of the results of the inventory and their appreciation of commonalities and differences.