KEIRSEY

this is not your momma's facebook quiz, this is a test that most employers give to potential employees to see their value and potential hardships in the workplace. this quiz, for me, was rather right on.

go to:
http://www.keirsey.com/

'then click the keirsey temperament sorter-II' on the right hand side of the page.

go through the motions (make sure you don't click the box to receive emails).

take the test and lets talk about your results in the comments!
my test was about 95% dead on!
-stephen

i got: IDEALIST

Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. Idealists strive to discover who they are and how they can become their best possible self -- always this quest for self-knowledge and self-improvement drives their imagination. And they want to help others make the journey. Idealists are naturally drawn to working with people, and whether in education or counseling, in social services or personnel work, in journalism or the ministry, they are gifted at helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potentials.

Idealists are sure that friendly cooperation is the best way for people to achieve their goals. Conflict and confrontation upset them because they seem to put up angry barriers between people. Idealists dream of creating harmonious, even caring personal relations, and they have a unique talent for helping people get along with each other and work together for the good of all. Such interpersonal harmony might be a romantic ideal, but then Idealists are incurable romantics who prefer to focus on what might be, rather than what is. The real, practical world is only a starting place for Idealists; they believe that life is filled with possibilities waiting to be realized, rich with meanings calling out to be understood. This idea of a mystical or spiritual dimension to life, the "not visible" or the "not yet" that can only be known through intuition or by a leap of faith, is far more important to Idealists than the world of material things.

Highly ethical in their actions, Idealists hold themselves to a strict standard of personal integrity. They must be true to themselves and to others, and they can be quite hard on themselves when they are dishonest, or when they are false or insincere. More often, however, Idealists are the very soul of kindness. Particularly in their personal relationships, Idealists are without question filled with love and good will. They believe in giving of themselves to help others; they cherish a few warm, sensitive friendships; they strive for a special rapport with their children; and in marriage they wish to find a "soulmate," someone with whom they can bond emotionally and spiritually, sharing their deepest feelings and their complex inner worlds.

Idealists are relatively rare, making up no more than 15 to 20 percent of the population. But their ability to inspire people with their enthusiasm and their idealism has given them influence far beyond their numbers.

Idealists at Work
Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. They are naturally drawn to working with people and are gifted with helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potential both on, and off, the job.

Conscience looms large for you; in almost any situation, you feel compelled to measure yourself, other people, and the conditions of the environment against your personal morality. You have a tendency to perceive questions of meaning in even trivial matters and to worry about far-flung consequences of your actions. In your ideal job, you are free to pursue depth rather than breadth and quality rather than quantity. You feel rewarded when your projects and daily tasks allow you to immerse yourself in your process as deeply as you "need to" in order to satisfy your inner standards of quality. You are uncomfortable with the notion of authority per se and may avoid leading, as well as being led, either consciously or unconsciously. As you experience them, adhering to fixed roles and rules amounts to an abdication of your responsibility to exercise your conscience.

Comments

Erin said…
I got Guardian. I remember taking this quiz for a class a few months back, and getting the same result.

Basically, I "believe in following the rules and cooperating with others" (very true), value tradition, and like to stick to a schedule. (both true as well.) However, I don't know how good I am at "managing goods and services--from supervision to maintenance and supply," although I've never had much opportunity to try.

I'd say this is probably about 90% true for me overall. Fascinating how this quiz can sum you up in a few short minutes!
nadya.e said…
i got Artisan,
"they believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren't fun or exciting is a waste of time.--They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must be enjoyed, for tomorrow may never come."

98% true in my case.
Rachel said…
My result: Rational.
seems to be mostly right.

"In your preferred environment, you work behind the scenes while someone else takes the active leadership role. Often, you are driven to step in as leader when you become impatient with the way a project is going."

This part here could have been written specifically about me.
Zack Attack! said…
Totally an Idealist. I knew that before I took the test though haha.

"This idea of a mystical or spiritual dimension to life, the "not visible" or the "not yet" that can only be known through intuition or by a leap of faith, is far more important to Idealists than the world of material things."

that is everything I've been thinking about lately. Beautiful.
a snail race said…
I got Idealist as well. It sounds about right to me.
Renny said…
Stephen,
You and I are the same, idealist. I think its funny that in answering some of the questions I could be so opposite in thought, but I guess that is because we are "incurable romantics." I think this is about 98% correct for me.
More Than Alive said…
I got Rational.

To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of the way the survey was written. That may be because I'm a "rational" personality, may be because I write script logic 25% of the day at work, OR that I'm both of the options they listed in each question. :-)

One thing I definately agree with is "Rationals have an insatiable hunger to accomplish their goals and will work tirelessly on any project they have set their mind to." Yep, that's me.

I've decided that I'm all of these though...I think different situations and relationships bring the guardian, artisan, realist, etc out in me.

So, my conclusion is that I'm only 75% rational...the others fill up the remaining 25%. :-)
I didn't like the question wording, as it seemed far too absolute in a number of situations where both or neither really applied to me.

Idealist was a fairly accurate result for me, save for the second paragraph which was a bit off. When I investigated the four kinds of Idealists, I found no one of them fit me perfectly, but I seem to be a little bit of all of them.

The real question, though, is whether a test can truly understand who we are unless it understands the fundamental principles of life.
iwanttoplayguitarlikejoeymilligan said…
I wasn't able to take the quiz. It wasn't working for some reason. Stephen, help me!!! :P

But I did read the descriptions, and I think I best fit with...

Artisan.

Here are some things I agree with for myself:

1. "They seem right at home with tools, instruments, and vehicles of all kinds, and their actions are usually aimed at getting them where they want to go, and as quickly as possible."

2. "Above all, Artisans need to be free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow."

3. "Artisans are excitable, trust their impulses, want to make a splash, seek stimulation, prize freedom, and dream of mastering action skills."

After all, I DO want to play guitar like Joey Milligan... :P
iwanttoplayguitarlikejoeymilligan said…
But hmm...

Guardian sounds good too.
Rach said…
I got idealist... though I would never have considered myself that before...

This was dead on:
"You have a tendency to perceive questions of meaning in even trivial matters and to worry about far-flung consequences of your actions."

and so was this:
"You are uncomfortable with the notion of authority per se and may avoid leading, as well as being led, either consciously or unconsciously."

I really find this interesting... I know my Meyers-Briggs is INFP and this is pretty much the same thing.
There were also some things in there that I never noticed about myself.
The thing is though, I'm not always a nice person, which is how this makes it seem... I have that quick Latina temper that can get me into trouble sometimes...other than that this was pretty accurate.
Emy Augustus said…
I agree with the two people who didn't like the way the questionnaire was worded. Yes, too general, yes, often, I was both at the same time. Much too vague. And they only have like four basic categories!
ryanhartkopf said…
I got Guardian, which is perfect.

I love being social and being with friends, but I take pride in my work and can't handle it when people are disrespectful to authority.

I agree with you guys, a lot of things were too general, but it still hit the nail on the head for me.
I was an Idealist last year and this year I'm an Artisan, but, I think I'm drifting in between the two presently. Neither is really me right now. I suppose I really have lost my sense of self lately.
Anonymous said…
I got Idealist

Seems pretty close to me, but some of it is questionable...I dont really believe a simple quiz can determine ones personality.
D.N. said…
So, my result was guardian. And at the bottom of the results are some Meyer-Briggs Type Indicator letter codes for guardians. The list includes ISFJ. I find it funny that with every other personality test I take, my results are either ISFJ or INFJ. It makes me wonder which category INFJ is found under so that I can read that description too. I wonder which one sounds more like me.
Chris said…
I'm an idealist. Almost everything was pretty much me Here are some thoughts:

"Highly ethical in their actions, Idealists hold themselves to a strict standard of personal integrity. They must be true to themselves and to others, and they can be quite hard on themselves when they are dishonest, or when they are false or insincere"...I tend to take this one a step further and internally hold others highly accountable for their actions and struggle with this as I view it as too judgmental self-righteous!

"They believe in giving of themselves to help others; they cherish a few warm, sensitive friendships; they strive for a special rapport with their children; and in marriage they wish to find a "soulmate," someone with whom they can bond emotionally and spiritually, sharing their deepest feelings and their complex inner worlds"...This one was so true of me too. If the emotional and spiritual bond is missing, I long for it.

"You are uncomfortable with the notion of authority per se and may avoid leading, as well as being led, either consciously or unconsciously. As you experience them, adhering to fixed roles and rules amounts to an abdication of your responsibility to exercise your conscience"...
I've been considering moving up to a management/leadership position, but feel that my high standards for self and others could sabotage my efforts!?!

Thanks for sharing this Stephen! Have a great weekend!

Chris
Mich said…
I'm an Idealist too, and for the most part, it was quite accurate. i too agree with what most has been said about the question wording - i found myself either in between or being both! it was hard to choose one.

Interestingly enough though, the second paragraph in my 'Idealists at Work' differ from yours, Stephen:

'Because you live in anticipation of an exciting future, in your ideal job you will be asked to stretch your imagination on a continual basis. Existing ideas, individuals and groups of people, products, services, and the relationships between these things can trigger flashes of insight about how "what is" might unfold into "what might be." You feel rewarded where you feel free to share your insights with people who encourage your creativity and who support the unpredictable process by which you narrow down the stream of ideas into innovations that are meaningful within the scheme of your personal values. You are likely to be comfortable taking on a leadership role, so long as it doesn’t place you in an arbitrary hierarchy.'

i guess they've got diff descriptions for the diff Idealist types. :)
Janelle said…
I love things like this.

I got idealist, too. I kind of was expecting that. I think it's pretty accurate, especially the mention of journalism in the beginning - that's what I'm studying, & I love it.
Chris said…
posting an addendum --Just found this on-line

What is an Idealist?

Humankind’s greatest advances in science, medicine, technology, philosophy and civilization are mainly the result of the dreams and aspirations of idealists. History is full of examples of brave and brilliant men and women who have challenged the injustice, inconsistency and narrow constraints of conventional wisdom and who defied tyrants and oppressors. These were men and women of ideals. They were not content to defend a flawed system when they knew something better was attainable. They refused to limit themselves to what their contemporaries considered "practical," but instead sought to prove the possibility of what was commonly believed to be impossible.

This is what we should mean when we use the term "idealist." It is to hold in one’s mind certain ideals that one believes are achievable standards of perfection. It is to be an advocate of something better; something more just and humane than what currently exists. It constitutes a never-ending search for improvement. It is the relentless pursuit of new and better ways of thinking, living, cooperating and organizing. In short, it means to be principled, and such principles must be grounded in a correct understanding of human nature.
amanda said…
i'd forgotten, but i took this almost exactly a year ago according the webpage. i was a rational, then, which i heartily disagree with. but, this time i got artisan, which is much more realistic.

"-They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must be enjoyed, for tomorrow may never come."

exactly.
amanda said…
to those protesting the way this test was designed, there is no quiz that can possibly define the depth of a human's personality. we are all intricate, prone to contradict ourselves, and our personalities change, even ever so slightly, over time. these tests and others like it only give you a general idea based on a certain number of categories of what you are mostly like most of the time. it's pretty much impossible for them to be 100% accurate, the test would have to be as complex as people are
Brittney said…
I also received idealist.
Lianne said…
I think the percentage of Idealists among the ones who read your blog is a liiittle higher than, say, the percentage of Idealists in the world in general. I'd say Idealists would be more drawn to the themes you write and quote about. (Got "idealist" too.)
amanda said…
...so my personality changed overnight, since this morning i'm apparently an idealist.
ted said…
i got guardian...i'd say it was about 80% true (we've got a trend going here with the percents haha).

pretty much said i'm a very structured, factual person that values hard worker who keeps institutions running freely (somewhat disagree with because i think a lot of institutions are focused on the wrong things-money & power)

also said i'm a very down to earth person, which seems to be true people always say i'm "likable".

i don't know though, it made me seem very normal. which is true but i've got a lot of the altruism of an idealist. i just think people need to pull their weight to help those in need but to do that they need to be passionate about what they're doing and then stop talking the talk and start walking the walk. guess i'm a little hard nosed.
kaulie janae said…
lo and behold, another idealist, though i only agree with half of what was said about me - i'd like to be entirely one thing or another, for better or worse, but i'm a fatally realistic romantic, i'm somewhere inbetween.
linds4lif said…
I got Idealist, that was like 99% true to me...cool
Raechel said…
I got Artisan. Pretty dead on for me. I also find it curious that the descriptions of an individual under the sign of Scorpio and the Snake (in the Chinese zodiac) are also fitting for me (although, I don't really believe in things like this). Both of these match my major for undergrad and my goals to get an MBA, so maybe that path really does suit me.
Latrina said…
Mine was wrong, hmph. I figure I would have gotten IDEALIST which describes me to the tee, but I got Guardian. :| I am more of the Guardian when I am working on a project or doing a job, but more of an Idealist in life and in general.

"Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. Idealists strive to discover who they are and how they can become their best possible self -- always this quest for self-knowledge and self-improvement drives their imagination. (Dedicated the past couple of years of my life, during my early 20's, to discover who I really am. What a brilliantly inspiring journey!) And they want to help others make the journey. Idealists are naturally drawn to working with people, and whether in education (I'm wanting to be an elementary teacher) or counseling, in social services (also a volunteer and humanitarian) or personnel work, in journalism or the ministry, they are gifted at helping others find their way in life, often inspiring them to grow as individuals and to fulfill their potentials. (something I strive to do daily!)"
michael said…
i saw your name up on fastdarfur.org for one of those soon to fast. i found out about it because of jon foreman. i was also contemplating doing it myself. but thank you so much in advance for doing that and all the awareness for darfur you will raise.
Jen said…
Another idealist here! *high five* But I kind of already knew that... I'm pretty sure I've taken this before. And every Myers-Briggs I ever took places me as INFJ (Counselor-Idealist) which I definitely agree with.

I'd say it was mostly right on for me. I've always been told that I'm cooperative and easy to work with (once I was called "the hippie child that wants everyone to get along." :)). And I do agree with the part about cherishing "a few warm, sensitive friendships." That's so me.

I also agree that tests like these can't be 100% accurate all the time... some of the questions I could have swung either way on and seem to contradict each other. Example: I like structure and deadlines when it comes to work, but I'm easy-going and not a detail person (then again... maybe that's to reign in the Idealist head-in-the-clouds! :)) But personality tests always give me useful insights. I kind of like knowing that I'm in the bottom 15-20% of personalities. I feel special. :P

Thanks for sharing!
theogdog said…
idealists unite!!! lets go change the world
goodnightpunk said…
Mine was scary accurate!

Your Keirsey Temperament Sorter Results indicates that your personality type is that of the

Guardians are the cornerstone of society, for they are the temperament given to serving and preserving our most important social institutions. Guardians have natural talent in managing goods and services--from supervision to maintenance and supply -- and they use all their skills to keep things running smoothly in their families, communities, schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses.

Guardians can have a lot of fun with their friends, but they are quite serious about their duties and responsibilities. Guardians take pride in being dependable and trustworthy; if there's a job to be done, they can be counted on to put their shoulder to the wheel. Guardians also believe in law and order, and sometimes worry that respect for authority, even a fundamental sense of right and wrong, is being lost. Perhaps this is why Guardians honor customs and traditions so strongly -- they are familiar patterns that help bring stability to our modern, fast-paced world.

Practical and down-to-earth, Guardians believe in following the rules and cooperating with others. They are not very comfortable winging it or blazing new trails; working steadily within the system is the Guardian way, for in the long run loyalty, discipline, and teamwork get the job done right. Guardians are meticulous about schedules and have a sharp eye for proper procedures. They are cautious about change, even though they know that change can be healthy for an institution. Better to go slowly, they say, and look before you leap.

Guardians make up as much as 40 to 45 percent of the population, and a good thing, because they usually end up doing all the indispensable but thankless jobs everyone else takes for granted.

Guardians at Work
As a Guardian, you enjoy working as a valued member of a team, whether you are leading it or following a credible leader. You like to work with people who carry their weight. You appreciate having clear-cut responsibilities and being recognized for your dedication and achievements. Your natural traits are those that employers have traditionally valued - and that successful companies still respect. You are responsible and loyal to an organization once you've signed on.

You are most comfortable when your life is structured. As a result you usually prefer a workplace that lets you create a routine you can settle into. Because you are dependable and exacting, your colleagues and customers rely on your work. Your ideal job offers you a clear chain of command, and lets you progress through a hierarchy based on your meeting expectations.
Eve said…
I totally expected to get Artisan:

But I got Idealist. I was about to dismiss it as a failure when I looked at the authors, politicians, and public figures that are Idealists and it might as well have been my all time favorite list in ALL areas. I own the books, I have posters to inspire, and seek the wisdom of the identified group the report chose as the ultimate Idealists.

My misconception was that Idealists are leaders. I avoid this so therefore believed I was NOT in that category. I am frighten by the influence I accidentally exert on others. People follow me and I want them to think through choices for themselves. I want to encourage without controlling. I LOVE the thought of opposing ideals. I don't want individuals to take my word for it and call it a day! So finding out that being "uncomfortable" is natural was a new peek into myself. I sometimes find people go glassy-eyed when I speak and intently stare at me all slack jawed like they have never heard such a thing come out of someones mouth....I start thinking about how sad it is that we don't spend more time forming our ideals...so some people blow in the wind looking for someone to tell them what they should believe in...FRIGHTENING! I adore counseling but hate control...I want to wind them up and send them on their way energized!

I Do think I should order the book on the site, on how NOT to annoy your mate :) It could turn out to be very helpful.
The Vest Nest said…
I was an idealist as well, but knew it before taking it. Great to read and crazy how it fits to a tee. I am also back in school to hopefully achieve my psychology degree for counseling. Long road ahead for a 33 yr old mom of 3 but when you know you are supposed to do something, you do it! Thanks for the link!
Anonymous said…
I also got idealist.

-Sarah
mel. said…
i got idealist too, but i wasn't really expecting it. nice surprise though.
breaking-hymn said…
I got idealist too, and I'd say although it wasn't exact 100% spot on it did have a lot of points to think about.

Thanks for sharing this Stephen, it's a good tool to help look into our minds.
I got guardian. For the most part it was right. Not exactly what I would consider myself. I like to corporate with others just because I try to avoid confrontation. But what it said about getting things done when they need to be done, I have to disagree. I am probably the biggest procrastinator out there. However, I care for others more than I care for myself. So it was about 90% true for me.


:)
Angela said…
I got Idealist, which I thought fit me almost exactly. I read it to my fiance, who also believed it was overwhelmingly accurate.

He was a guardian when he took the quiz (and that was also very accurate)- still very caring, but far more practical, and far less whimsical.

I wonder if anyone has thought about horoscopes with this? I find them fascinating and stunningly accurate much of the time.

It may sound far fetched-but I bet they line up. For instance, I'm a Cancer. I have nearly every characteristic of a cancer, and many of these traits line up directly with those of an idealist.

I wonder if you knew what your sign was, if you could try and then determine what you would get on the quiz.

Something to think about anyways.
Rhi said…
Idealist.

It's funny because I took another form of this test my first year in college. A "NF" too, idealist.

Didnt fit in, not used to learning like the other kids then.

I took this test then and thought to myself, maybe I'm not so weird afterll.

xo
Debbie said…
I got Guardian, which I would say is true because I like structure in my life and workplace, and everyone says that I am very much the "mother" of my group of friends.
Apriline said…
At first I was put off by the structure of the questions. Sometimes I thought both answers could apply to me, depending on the situation. So I went with my gut instinct when I felt indecisive. My result was Guardian. The name itself felt unfitting but the description was 100% spot on. As much as my answers to similar questions varied, I still got a result that was not only unexpected, but was incredibly accurate. I wish I could use the description as my resume. Perhaps then I'll find the perfect job!
Anonymous said…
I got Idealist. . .It's kinda cool, knowing I have the same personality type as someone who really inspires me. ^_^ But anyway, it totally applies, too. . . but I noticed something. I have changed a lot lately.
mush potato said…
idealist me!
shanrocks777 said…
All those questions to find results I already knew? :p Sigh, I looove personality quizzes, but I always take them in hopes of learning something new about myself or getting a result that reveals a more hidden aspect of myself that I'm unaware of or to confirm what I think is true, but I'm not sure. I guess I know myself too well, because this description fits me pretty much spot on.

Anyways, I got THE IDEALIST, which makes sense because according to the description: "Idealists, as a temperament, are passionately concerned with personal growth and development. Idealists strive to discover who they are and how they can become their best possible self -- always this quest for self-knowledge and self-improvement drives their imagination." And: "They must be true to themselves and to others, and they can be quite hard on themselves when they are dishonest, or when they are false or insincere", falls inline with knowing myself intimately and honestly.

Now, if only I could narrow it down to which branch of Idealist I am: Champion, Councelor, Healer, or Teacher? That's costs moolah though. :o)
Anonymous said…
I got the exact same results that you did. I went with my gut instincts on every question. My grandmother had always penned me down as being this way, but I never was really sure about the whole "idealist" thing. My results were overwhelming true however when I really stepped back and thought about it.
_Tracy
miss lynn said…
WOW! I got idealist, too. It seemed to fit me really well. I tried to be as honest as possible.
amy said…
My result was Idealist too. I would say its about 95% acurate.

"Idealists dream of creating harmonious, even caring personal relations, and they have a unique talent for helping people get along with each other and work together for the good of all. Such interpersonal harmony might be a romantic ideal, but then Idealists are incurable romantics who prefer to focus on what might be, rather than what is."

This is a good description of me. Espeically 'what might be, rather that what is.'
andrya said…
i got artisan. the 3rd paragraph pretty much sums me up!

"Artisans want to be where the action is; they seek out adventure and show a constant hunger for pleasure and stimulation. They believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren't fun or exciting is a waste of time. Artisans are impulsive, adaptable, competitive, and believe the next throw of the dice will be the lucky one. They can also be generous to a fault, always ready to share with their friends from the bounty of life. Above all, Artisans need to be free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must be enjoyed, for tomorrow may never come."

Recalling lyrics from one of my favorite songs..."live for today, we'll dream tomorrow".

Thanks Stephen, that was fun!
Olya said…
I got Idealist, I think it's surprisingly accurate. So cool how it actually pinpointed me, unlike random facebook quizzes or whatever.

I think the lines in the description that most applies to me would be:
"Conflict and confrontation upset them because they seem to put up angry barriers between people."
and
"They must be true to themselves and to others, and they can be quite hard on themselves when they are dishonest, or when they are false or insincere."

Thanks for sharing the link! [:
aimee said…
I am also an Idealist, and I agree one hundred percent. I'm very emotional, totally romantic, and extremely focused on spirituality and personal relationships. :) Interesting website, thanks for the link!
Dids said…
I like how the result said that only 15-20% of the population is Idealist...

Because I'm another one of them...

And honestly, I'm surprised to a degree. But a lot of it fit me well enough...

I just wonder if I am perceived as such through my actions... I don't always feel I'm altruistic in the "Idealist's sense"...
Yep. An idealist. Kinda saw it coming. I love quizzes. Anyway, I already knew I was an INFJ (the counselor) but I wasn't sure where that fit in the grand scheme of things. Very interesting and almost dead on. Thanks for sharing! Now I see why I do some of the things I do. Very in depth summary.
Firedrake said…
i got idealist
it was pretty spot on for me, my personality being INFJ..

"Particularly in their personal relationships, Idealists are without question filled with love and good will. They believe in giving of themselves to help others; they cherish a few warm, sensitive friendships; they strive for a special rapport with their children; and in marriage they wish to find a "soulmate," someone with whom they can bond emotionally and spiritually, sharing their deepest feelings and their complex inner worlds."
loula. said…
They seem right at home with tools, instruments.their actions are usually aimed at getting them where they want to go, and as quickly as possible.Thus Artisans will strike off boldly down roads that others might consider risky or impossible, doing whatever it takes, rules or no rules.They believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren't fun or exciting is a waste of time...believe the next throw of the dice will be the lucky one.They can also be generous to a fault.Artisans need to be free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow.

i really liked this sort, its interesting to find out more about yourself. i thought it was written well too, because the questions were quick and there were only two options to choose from it helped you choose quickly and honestly.
and i would say artisan is pretty much correct, but i dont think anyone is just one personality, id say im an artisan, maybe alot of me is but i think its hard to class yourself as one thing when the human mind is made up of so many things, i would rather say im partly this.. and partly that. and now im just ranting on!
I am an Idealist, being sixteen years old, and I already want this:

"and in marriage they wish to find a "soulmate," someone with whom they can bond emotionally and spiritually, sharing their deepest feelings and their complex inner worlds."

It's uncanny how spot on this was.. and I thought I didnt know much about myself.

"they believe that life is filled with possibilities waiting to be realized, rich with meanings calling out to be understood."

That is absolutely what has been on my mind in the last few weeks. thanks for this!
Hannah said…
Another idealist, but nothing I didn't know yet.. the downside is that it is incredibly hard to find a fulfilling job that way, in the Netherlands (where I'm from) its like there is a golden cage around the NGO world.. there is always someone with more experience and ONLY volunteering doesn't cut it for me..
sometimes I in fact wished I cared less!!
ps great blog, I'm writing a column myself and its very inspiring
Hannah said…
Another idealist, but nothing I didn't know yet.. the downside is that it is incredibly hard to find a fulfilling job that way, in the Netherlands (where I'm from) its like there is a golden cage around the NGO world.. there is always someone with more experience and ONLY volunteering doesn't cut it for me..
sometimes I in fact wished I cared less!!
ps great blog, I'm writing a column myself and I find yours very inspiring
Sonia said…
I got the Idealist too.
For making up only 15 - 20% of the total population, there seem to be a lot of idealists here (as in the people who commented on this post after doing the test). I think the website does give am accurate analysis of the "Idealist".
Alicia Wroblewski said…
I got Artisan.

Seems about right,
but I expected to get Rational.
Gwendolyn said…
I got Idealist, too, which is pretty much spot on.
tracy said…
i got idealist, pretty much completely right.
Little Rocket said…
Why didn't I start following this blog earlier? I love the Keirsey test, and the one offered by www.mypersonality.info. I spent the last year in Japan; before I went, I had received the result INFP, or the Dreamer / Healer. When I came back, I had somehow changed to INTP, or the Architect / Engineer. It took me a while to become accustomed to this change, as I had believed strongly in the last and thought I had become 'colder' and more 'clinical' in my assessments of situations and people, instead of 'passionate' and 'idealised'. Now I've accepted it, and have decided to see this logical way of looking at things as a strength more than a weakness. Just because I now see the world in a more logical mindset doesn't mean I've compromised my ideals or don't use my heart when assessing something.

I haven't actually looked at this test in terms of how accurate it was by percentage; it is impossible for one broad description to fit everyone perfectly. However, I did find it uncannily accurate, and I think the test has actually helped me pinpoint my weaknesses and strengths.

I think you should do the Multiple Intelligences test offered by MyPersonality too. =] It would be fascinating to see what results you got for those. http://www.mypersonality.info/multiple-intelligences/ - my highest three were Verbal/Linguistic, Musical and Intrapersonal.
RaquelKC said…
I got Idealist, as well.
I loved this.
So much in what you shared about idealists just hit home for me. Especially, "Idealists are incurable romantics who prefer to focus on what might be, rather than what is," and "Particularly in their personal relationships, Idealists are without question filled with love and good will. They believe in giving of themselves to help others..."
CARMI said…
I got Idealist too. its crazy how exact it seem to get me for the most part.

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