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Learning Exercise

Material: Using the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to Determine Communication Styles
Submitted by: Maureen Murphy on Mar 28, 2006
Date Last Modified: Mar 28, 2006
Title: Using the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to Determine Communication Styles
Description: 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: Supplemental activity
Time Required 72 minutes
Topics: communication style, personality style, individual difference
Course: 9th Grade Speech
Audience: Middle School
Prerequisites Skills: college-level vocabulary; basic computer skills
Learning Objectives: 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.
Additional Information URL: NA
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