Abundance LoveGod Audio Personality Quoter
 

4 Temperaments

ESTJ

Guardian (SJ) - Security

ESTP

Artisan (SP) - Sensation

ESFJ

Guardian (SJ) - Security

ESFP

Artisan (SP) - Sensation

 

 

ENTJ

Rational (NT) - Knowledge

ENTP

Rational (NT) - Knowledge

ENFJ

Idealist (NF) - Identity

ENFP

Idealist (NF) - Identity

 

 

ISTJ

Guardian (SJ) - Security

ISTP

Artisan (SP) - Sensation

ISFJ

Guardian (SJ) - Security

ISFP

Artisan (SP) - Sensation

 

 

INTJ

Rational (NT) - Knowledge

INTP

Rational (NT) - Knowledge

INFJ

Idealist (NF) - Identity

INFP

Idealist (NF) - Identity

 
Observing similar temperaments, psychologist David Keirsey grouped the 16 types into 4 categories: Guardian (SJ), Rational (NT), Artisan (SP), Idealist (NF).

Temperament is the set of natural "first choice" inclinations we are born with (literally "a mixture or complexion"); wheras character is the set of habits we acquire and (literally "engrave or distinguish") as we grow and mature over a lifetime.

Temperament is predisposition, character is disposition.
 

Temperament Comparisons

  Guardian Rational Artisan Idealist
Temperament

SJ

NT SP NF
Percentage 46% 15% 22% 17%
Spirituality Ignatius Aquinas Francis of Assisi Augustine
Humour Melancholic Choleric Sanguine Phlegmatic
Transcendental Goodness Truth Beauty Harmony/Oneness
Greek Epimetheus Prometheus Dionysius Apollo
Description Hindsight Foresight Drink Wine Reach for the Sky
Time Past Future Present All time (eternity)
Management Stabilizer Visionary Fire Fighter Energizer
Chemical Serotonin Testosterone Dopamine Estrogen
Salutation Help Yer welcome Please Sorry
Outlook Pessimist Realist Optimist Idealist
Disorder OCD ADD ADHD Perfectionism
Reactions Slow Fast Fast Slow
Responses

Lasting

Lasting Fades Fades
Presence

Background

Foreground Foreground Background
People/Tasks Tasks Tasks People People
Season Autumn Summer Spring Winter
Humour Cold/dry Hot/dry Warm/moist Cool/moist
Greek fluid Black Bile Yellow Bile Blood Phlegm
Element Earth Fire Air Water
Beatle George John Paul Ringo
Star Trek Kirk Spock McCoy Enterprise
LOTR Aragorn Gandolf Frodo Fellowship
Gary Smalley

Beaver

Lion Otter Golden Retriever
DISC vid/audio Steadfast Dominance Influencer Concientious
Divine office Priest Kng Prophet Messiah (all)
Gospel Luke Mark Matthew John
Gospel symbol Ox Lion Man Eagle
Godhead Son Father Spirit Trinity


Note:
The 16 types are divided by Myers-Briggs into 4 temperaments (shown above).
The 16 types are divided by Jung into 4 functions.

Myers Briggs studies a type's being (what one likes doing);
vs. Jung who studies a type's doing (what one is good at doing).

Myers Briggs studies the why  (motivation and goal); input/output
vs. Jung who studies thw how (function); processing.

Jung's version is more complicated, but if inclined, see Jungian Functions