Keirsey Temperament Sorter-II (KTS®-II)

1. Do you tend to notice
a)    disorderliness
b)   opportunities for change
2. Are you swayed more by
a)    convincing evidence
b)   a touching appeal
3. In stories‚ do you prefer
a)    action and adventure
b)   fantasy and heroism
4. Are you inclined to be
a)    somewhat reserved
b)   easy to approach
5. In most situations are you more
a)    deliberate than spontaneous
b)   spontaneous than deliberate
6. When in ch‎arge of others do you tend to be
a)    firm and unbending
b)   forgiving and lenient
7. Children often do not
a)    exercise their fantasy enough
b)   make themselves useful enough
8. When the phone rings‚ do you
a)    hurry to get to it first
b)   hope someone else will answer it
9. Are you more
a)    routinized than whimsical
b)   whimsical than routinized
10. Which do you wish more for yourself
a)    strength of emotion
b)   strength of will
11. Is it easier for you to
a)    put others to good use
b)   identify with others
12. Are you more
a)    observant than introspective
b)   introspective than observant
13. When finishing a job‚ do you like to
a)    move on to something else
b)   tie up all loose ends
14. Are you more often
a)    a cool-headed person
b)   a warm-hearted person
15. Are you more frequently
a)    a practical sort of person
b)   a fanciful sort of person
16. Waiting in line‚ do you often
a)    chat with others
b)   stick to business
17. Are you more comfortable
a)    before a decision
b)   after a decision
18. Do you see yourself as basically
a)    thick-skinned
b)   thin-skinned
19. With people are you usually more
a)    firm than gentle
b)   gentle than firm
20. Is it worse to
a)    be in a rut
b)   have your head in the clouds
21. Do you prefer to work
a)    to deadlines
b)   just whenever
22. Which is more of a compliment
a)    “There’s a logical person”
b)   “There’s a sentimental person”
23. Do you speak more in
a)    generalities than particulars
b)   particulars than generalities
24. At a party‚ do you
a)    interact with a few friends
b)   interact with many‚ even strangers
25. At work‚ is it more natural for you to
a)    point out mistakes
b)   try to please others
26. Is clutter in the work place something you
a)    take time to straighten up
b)   tolerate pretty well
27. Are you more comfortable in making
a)    value judgments
b)   critical judgments
28. Are you more
a)    ideational than sensible
b)   sensible than ideational
29. Do you tend to choose
a)    rather carefully
b)   somewhat impulsively
30. Which rules you more
a)    your thoughts
b)   your feelings
31. Are you inclined to take what is said
a)    more literally
b)   more figuratively
32. Does interacting with strangers
a)    energize you
b)   tax your reserves
33. Is it your way to
a)    pick and choose at some length
b)   make up your mind quickly
34. In making up your mind are you more likely to go by
a)    desires
b)   data
35. Are you more interested in
a)    what is actual
b)   what is possible
36. Are you inclined to be more
a)    hurried than leisurely
b)   leisurely than hurried
37. It is worse to be
a)    a softy
b)   hard-nosed
38. Do you more often see
a)    what can only be imagined
b)   what’s right in front of you
39. Do you tend to
a)    say right out what’s on your mind
b)   keep your ears open
40. Do you prefer contracts to be
a)    signed‚ sealed‚ and delivered
b)   settled on a handshake
41. In sizing up others‚ do you tend to be
a)    friendly and personal
b)   objective and impersonal
42. Do you tend to be more
a)    factual than speculative
b)   speculative than factual
43. Do you usually want things
a)    just penciled in
b)   settled and decided
44. In hard circumstances‚ are you sometimes
a)    too sympathetic
b)   too unsympathetic
45. Are you more likely to trust
a)    your conceptions
b)   your experiences
46. Do you think of yourself as
a)    a private person
b)   an outgoing person
47. Are you more satisfied ha‎ving
a)    work in progress
b)   a finished product
48. Which appeals to you more
a)    harmonious relationships
b)   consistency of thought
49. Do you like writers who
a)    use metaphors and symbolism
b)   say what they mean
50. Would you say you are more
a)    serious and determined
b)   easy going
51. Do you think of yourself as a
a)    tender-hearted person
b)   tough-minded person
52. Are you more inclined to feel
a)    somewhat removed
b)   down to earth
53. Are you the kind of person who
a)    is rather talkative
b)   doesn’t miss much
54. On the job‚ do you want your activities
a)    unscheduled
b)   scheduled
55. If you must disappoint someone are you usually
a)    frank and straightforward
b)   warm and considerate
56. Facts
a)    speak for themselves
b)   illustrate principles
57. Do you feel better about
a)    coming to closure
b)   keeping your options open
58. Do you value in yourself more that you are
a)    devoted
b)   reasonable
59. Do you prize in yourself
a)    a vivid imagination
b)   a strong hold on reality
60. At work do you tend to
a)    keep more to yourself
b)   be sociable with your colleagues
61. Do you more often prefer
a)    tentative preliminary statements
b)   final unalterable statements
62. In a heated discussion do you
a)    stick to your guns
b)   look for common ground
63. Do you find visionaries and theorists
a)    rather fascinating
b)   somewhat annoying
64. Is it preferable mostly to
a)    make sure things are arranged
b)   just let things happen naturally
65. Which seems the greater fault
a)    to be too dispassionate
b)   to be too compassionate
66. Are you drawn more to
a)    overtones
b)   fundamentals
67. Do you consider yourself
a)    a good conversationalist
b)   a good listener
68. Are you prone to
a)    nailing things down
b)   exploring the possibilities
69. Is it better to be
a)    merciful
b)   just
70. Common sense is
a)    frequently questionable
b)   usually reliable
71. Your gender is:
a)    Female
b)   Male
 
SJ – “The Guardians”
Keirsey describes the SJ group’s primary objective as “Security Seeking”. The SJ grouping includes the types:
ESTJ – “The Supervisors”
ISTJ – “The Inspectors”
ESFJ – “The Providers”
ISFJ – “The Protectors”
SP – “The Artisans”
Keirsey describes the SP group’s primary objective as “Sensation Seeking”. The SP grouping includes the types:
ESTP – “The Promoters”
ISTP – “The Crafters”
ESFP – “The Performers”
ISFP – “The Composers”
NT – “The Rationals”
Keirsey describes the NT group’s primary objective as “Knowledge Seeking”. The NT grouping includes the types:
ENTJ – “The Fieldmarshals”
INTJ – “The ma‎sterminds”
ENTP – “The Inventors”
INTP – “The Architects”
NF – “The Idealists”
Keirsey describes the NF group’s primary objective as “Identity Seeking”. The NF grouping includes the types:
ENFJ – “The Teachers”
INFJ – “The Counselors”
ENFP – “The Champions”
INFP – “The Healers”
 
 
 

Keirsey‚ David & Bates‚ Marilyn. (1987). Please Understand Me II: ch‎aracter & Temperament type. Prometheus Nemesis Book Company

Keirsey‚ David (1998) [1978]. Please Understand Me II: Temperament‚ ch‎aracter‚ Intelligence (1st ed.). Prometheus Nemesis Book Co.

Montgomery‚ Stephen (2002). People Patterns: A Modern Guide to the Four Temperaments (1st ed.). Archer Publications. p. 20