kiersey temperament sorter questionnaire
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1. At a party do you
(a) interact with many, including strangers
(b) interact with a few, known to you
2. Are you more
(a) realistic than speculative
(b) speculative than realistic
3. Is it worse to
(a) have your "head in the clouds"
(b) be "in a rut"
4. Are you more impressed by
(a) principles
(b) emotions
5. Are you more drawn towards the
(a) convincing
(b) touching
6. Do you prefer to work
(a) to deadlines
(b) just "whenever"
7. Do you tend to choose
(a) rather carefully
(b) somewhat impulsively
8. At parties do you
(a) stay late, with increasing energy
(b) leave early, with decreased energy
9. Are you more attracted to
(a) sensible people
(b) imaginitive people
10. Are you more interested in
(a) what is actual
(b) what is possible
11. In judging others are you more swayed by
(a) laws than circumstances
(b) circumstances than laws
12. In approaching others is your inclination to be somewhat
(a) objective
(b) personal
13. Are you more
(a) punctual
(b) leisurely
14. Does it bother you more having things
(a) incomplete
(b) completed
15. In your social groups do you
(a) keep abreast of other's happenings
(b) get behind on the news
16. In doing ordinary things are you more likely to
(a) do it the usual way
(b) do it your own way
17. Writers should
(a) "say what they mean and mean what they say"
(b) express things more by use of analogy
18. Which appeals to you more
(a) consistency of thought
(b) harmonious human relationships
19. Are you more comfortable in making
(a) logical judgements
(b) value judgements
20. Do you want things
(a) settled and decided
(b) unsettled and undecided
21. Would you say you are more
(a) serious and determined
(b) easy-going
22. In phoning do you
(a) rarely question that it will all be said
(b) rehearse what you'll say
23. Facts
(a) "speak for themselves"
(b) illustrate principles
24. Are visionaries
(a) somewhat annoying
(b) rather fascinating
25. Are you more often
(a) a cool-headed person
(b) a warm-hearted person
26. Is it worse to be
(a) unjust
(b) merciless
27. Should one usually let events occur
(a) by careful selection and choice
(b) randomly and by chance
28. Do you feel better about
(a) having purchased
(b) having the option to buy
29. In company do you
(a) initiate conversation
(b) wait to be approached
30. Common sense is
(a) rarely questionable
(b) frequently questionable
31.Children often do not
(a) make themselves useful enough
(b) exercise their fantasy enough
32. In making decisions do you feel more comfortable with
(a) standards
(b) feelings
33. Are you more
(a) firm than gentle
(b) gentle than firm
34. Which is more admirable
(a) the ability to organise and be methodical
(b) the ability to adapt and make do
35. Do you put more value on the
(a) definite
(b) open-ended
36. Does new and non-routine interaction with others
(a) stimulate and energise you
(b) tax your reserves
37. Are you more frequently
(a) a practical sort of person
(b) a fanciful sort of person
38. Are you more likely to
(a) see how others are useful
(b) see how others see
39. Which is more satisfying:
(a) to discuss an issue thoroughly
(b) to arrive at agreement on an issue
40.Which rules you more:
(a) your head
(b) your heart
41. Are you more comfortable with work that is
(a) contracted
(b) done on a casual basis
42. Do you tend to look for
(a) the orderly
(b) whatever turns up
43. Do you prefer
(a) many friends with brief contact
(b) a few friends with more lengthy contact
44. Do you go more by
(a) facts
(b) principles
45. Are you more interested in
(a) production and distribution
(b) design and research
46. Which is more of a compliment
(a) "There is a very logical person."
(b) "There is a very sentimental person."
47. Do you value in yourself more that you are
(a) unwavering
(b) devoted
48. Do you more often prefer the
(a) final and unalterable statement
(b) tentative and preliminary statement
49. Are you more comfortable
(a) after a decision
(b) before a decision
50. Do you
(a) speak easily and at length with strangers
(b) find little to say to strangers
51. Are you more likely to trust your
(a) experience
(b) hunch
52. Do you feel
(a) more practical than ingenious
(b) more ingenious than practical
53. Which person is more to be complimented: one of
(a) clear reason
(b) strong feeling
54. Are you inclined more to be
(a) fair-minded
(b) sympathetic
55. Is it preferable mostly to
(a) make sure things are arranged
(b) just let things happen
56. In relationships should most things be
(a) renegotiable
(b) random and circumstantial
57. When the phone rings do you
(a) hasten to get it first
(b) hope someone else will answer it
58. Do you prize more in yourself
(a) a strong sense of reality
(b) a vivid imagination
59. Are you drawn more to
(a) fundamentals
(b) overtones
60. Which seems the greater error:
(a) to be too passionate
(b) to be too objective
61. Do you see yourself as basically
(a) hard-headed
(b) soft-hearted
62. Which situation appeals to you more
(a) the structured and scheduled
(b) the unstructured and unscheduled
63. Are you a person that is more
(a) routinised than whimsical
(b) whimsical than routinised
64. Are you inclined to be
(a) easy to approach
(b) somewhat reserved
65. In writings do you prefer
(a) the more literal
(b) the more figurative
66. Is it harder for you to
(a) identify with others
(b) utilise others
67. Which do you wish more for yourself:
(a) clarity of reason
(b) strength of compassion
68. Which is the greater fault:
(a) being indiscriminate
(b) being critical
69. Do you prefer the
(a) planned event
(b) unplanned event
70. Do you tend to be more
(a) deliberate than spontaneous
(b) spontaneous than deliberate




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An X in the T and F boxes defaults to an ‘F’

An X in the J and P boxes defaults to a ‘P’

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