Keirsey Bates Character & Temperament Quiz

David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates created temperament test.

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  1. At a party do you*
    a) interact with many, including strangers
    b) interact with a few, known to you

  1. Are you more*
    a) realistic
    b) philosophically inclined

  1. Are you more intrigued by*
    a) facts
    b) similies

  1. Are you usually more*
    a) fair minded
    b) kind hearted

  1. Do you tend to be more*
    a) dispassionate
    b) sympathetic

  1. Do you prefer to work*
    a) tod deadlines
    b) just "whenever"

  1. Do you tend to choose*
    a) rather carefully
    b) somewhat impulsively

  1. At parties do you *
    a) stay late, with increasing energy
    b) leave early, with decreased energy

  1. Are you a more*
    a) sensible person
    b) reflective person

  1. Are you more drawn to *
    a) hard data
    b) abstrues ideas

  1. Is it more natural for you to be*
    a) Fair to others
    b) nice to others

  1. In first approaching others are you more*
    a) impersonal and detached
    b) personal and engaging

  1. Are you usually more*
    a) punctual
    b) leisurely

  1. Does it bother you more having things*
    a) incomplete
    b) completed

  1. In your social groups do you*
    a) keep abreast of others' happenings
    b) get behind on the news

  1. Are you usually more intersted in *
    a) specifics
    b) concepts

  1. Do you prefer writers who*
    a) say what they mean
    b) use lots of analogies

  1. Are you more naturally*
    a) impartial
    b) compassionate

  1. In judging are you more likely to be*
    a) impersonal
    b) sentimental

  1. Do you usually *
    a) settle things
    b) keep options open

  1. Are you usually rather*
    a) quick to agree to a time
    b) reluctant to agree to a time

  1. In phoning do you*
    a) just start talking
    b) rehearse what you'll say

  1. Facts*
    a) speak for themselves
    b) usually require interpretation

  1. Do you prefer to work with*
    a) practical information
    b) abstract ideas

  1. Are you inclined to be more*
    a) cool headed
    b) warm hearted

  1. Would you rather be*
    a) more just than merciful
    b) more merciful than just

  1. Are you more comfortable*
    a) setting a schedule
    b) putting things off

  1. Are you more cofortable with*
    a) written agreements
    b) handshake agreements

  1. In company do you*
    a) start conversations
    b) wait to be approached

  1. Traditional common sense is *
    a) usually trustworthy
    b) often misleading

  1. Children often do not*
    a) make thenselves useful enough
    b) daydream enough

  1. Are you usually more*
    a) tough minded
    b) tender hearted

  1. Are you more*
    a) firm than gentle
    b) gentle than firm

  1. Are you more prone to keep things*
    a) well organized
    b) open-ended

  1. Do you put more value on the *
    a) definite
    b) variable

  1. Does new interaction with others*
    a) stimulate and energize you
    b) tax your reserves

  1. Are you more frequently*
    a) a practical sort of person
    b) an abstract sort of person

  1. Which are you drawn to*
    a) accurate perception
    b) concept formation

  1. Which is more satisfying*
    a) to discuss an issue thoroughly
    b) to arrive at agreement on an issue

  1. Which rules you more*
    a) your head
    b) your heart

  1. Are you more comfortable with work*
    a) contracted
    b) done on a casual basis

  1. Do you prefer things to be*
    a) neat and orderly
    b) optional

  1. Do you prefer *
    a) many friends with brief contact
    b) a few friends with longer contact

  1. Are you more drawn to *
    a) many friends with brief contact
    b) a few friends with longer contact

  1. Are you more interested in *
    a) production
    b) research

  1. Are you more comfortable when you are *
    a) objective
    b) personal

  1. Do you value in yourself more that you are*
    a) unwavering
    b) devoted

  1. Are you more comfortable with*
    a) final statements
    b) tentative statements

  1. Are you more comfortable *
    a) after a decision
    b) before a decision

  1. Do you*
    a) speak easily and at length with strangers
    b) find little to say to strangers

  1. Are you usually more intersted in the *
    a) particulary instance
    b) general case

  1. Do you feel*
    a) more practical than ingenious
    b) more ingenious than practical

  1. Are you typically more a person of*
    a) clear reason
    b) strong feeling

  1. Are you inclined more to be *
    a) fair-minded
    b) sympathetic

  1. Is it preferable mostly to*
    a) make sure things are arranged
    b) just let things happen

  1. Is it your way more to *
    a) get things settled
    b) put off settlement

  1. When the phone rings do you*
    a) hasten to get to it first
    b) hope someone else will answer

  1. Do you prize more in yourself a*
    a) good sense of reality
    b) good imagination

  1. Are you drawn more to*
    a) fundamentals
    b) overtones

  1. In judging are you usually more*
    a) neutral
    b) charitable

  1. Do you consider yourself more*
    a) clear headed
    b) good willed

  1. Are you more prone to*
    a) schedule events
    b) take things as they come

  1. Are you a person that is more *
    a) routinized
    b) whimsical

  1. Are you more inclined to be*
    a) easy to approach
    b) somewhat reserved

  1. Do you have more fun with*
    a) hands-on experience
    b) blue-sky fantasy

  1. In writings do you prefer*
    a) the more literal
    b) the more figurative

  1. Are you usually more *
    a) unbiased
    b) compassionate

  1. Are you typically more*
    a) just than lenient
    b) lenient than just

  1. Is it more like you to*
    a) make snap judgements
    b) delay making judgements

  1. Do you tend to be more *
    a) deliberate than sponteneous
    b) spontaneous than deliberate