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Old 11-11-2009, 03:50 AM
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Default COPIED from internet

http://keirsey.com/default.aspx

It looks like you MIGHT be able to do the test online at that link. Not sure.
Here's a brief summary of the book I copied.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND ME
Temperament Character Intelligence
David Keirsey

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummerLet him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away ~ Henry David Thoreau

Price $15.95 To order call (800) 754-0039 or (858) 509-7728
An International bestseller!
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Phenomenon: Keirsey and Bates's Please Understand Me, first published in 1978, sold nearly 2 million copies in its first 20 years, becoming a perennial best seller all over the worldAdvertised only by word of mouth, the book became a favorite training and counseling guide in many institutions -- government, church, business -- and colleges across the nation adopted it as an auxiliary text in a dozen different departmentsWhy? Perhaps it was the user-friendly way that Please Understand Me helped people find their personality stylePerhaps it was the simple accuracy of Keirsey's portraits of temperament and character typesOr perhaps it was the book's essential message: that members of families and institutions are OK, even though they are fundamentally different from each other, and that they would all do well to appreciate their differences and give up trying to change others into copies of themselves

Now: Please Understand Me II

For the past twenty years Keirsey has continued to investigate personality differences -- to refine his theory of the four temperaments and to define the facets of character that distinguish one from another His findings form the basis of Please Understand Me II, an updated and greatly expanded edition of the book, far more comprehensive and coherent than the original, and yet with much of the same easy accessibilityOne major addition is Keirsey's view of how the temperaments differ in the intelligent roles they are most likely to developEach of us, he says, has four kinds of intelligence -- tactical, logistical, diplomatic, strategic -- though one of the four interests us far more than the others, and thus gets far more practice than the restLike four suits in a hand of cards, we each have a long suit and a short suit in what interests us and what we do well, and fortunate indeed are those whose work matches their skillsAs in the original book, Please Understand Me II begins with The Keirsey Temperament Sorter, the most used personality inventory in the worldBut also included is The Keirsey Four-Types Sorter, a new short questionnaire that identifies one's basic temperament and then ranks one's second, third, and fourth choicesShare this new sorter with friends and family, and get set for a lively and fascinating discussion of personal styles
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