Learning Exercise

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.
Course: 9th Grade Speech

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is found on a commercial site that categorizes individuals into four types of... see more


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: NA



college-level vocabulary; basic computer skills


communication style, personality style, individual difference

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

1. understand personal communication styles
2. appreciate personality commonalities and differences