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Using the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to Determine Communication Styles


Using the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to Determine Communication Styles

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The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is found on a commercial site that categorizes individuals into four types of temperaments labeled Guardian, Idealist, Rational, and Artisan, each of which has four Characters, based on the Meyers-Briggs typology. These temperaments differ somewhat from the Communication Styles used in most Personal Selling textbooks (Amiable, Expressive, Analytical, and Driver). However, the Keirsey Temperament Sorter allows students to determine their own temperaments through a... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 03, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 02, 2014
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Submitter: Cathy Swift



Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Carolina Ayala
2 years ago

Carolina Ayala (Teacher (K-12))

El dato es bueno sin emabrgo, no encontré la dirección en que este material está disponible. me parece que si el autor cobra por esto no es tan bueno el dato.

Avatar for Jessica Dreistadt
3 years ago

Jessica Dreistadt (Student)

This is an excellent tool for groups to explore their own temperament as well as that of others in the group. The site provides guidance for how each type succeeds in school and at work in addition to basic background information. The test results using this site were the same as I have received using similar assessments i.e. MBTI.

Technical Remarks:

The site requires a bit of exploration but with persistence many resources can be located.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes

Avatar for Jill Stearns
11 years ago

Jill Stearns (Staff)

I spent 45 minutes reviewing the site, the documentation and completing the
instrument. In completing my master's degree, I used the site for a course in
adult learning theory.

The temperament sorter provides a generalized guideline that is most helpful
when supplemented with class discussion and supporting materials.

Technical Remarks:

The instrument is intuitive, very easy to use. It may be difficult for the
novice to locate the instrument on the site, so specific directions are in
Used in course