Which Keirsey Personality Type Are You?

Professor David Keirsey divided all of humanity into four key temperamental groups. His personality groups represent key human archetypes found throughout history and his test is the most widely used assessment test in the world. Are you ready to find out which type you are?

Josephine Mayfield
On Aug 25, 2016

In most situations I am more....

With close friends and loved ones, I'm.....

I find important visionaries and theorists....

Which of the following phrases best describes you?

If I must choose between the two, I'm inclined to understand things...

What is your first instinct when your phone rings?

In a heated discussion or argument...

Which genre appeals to you most?

How do you feel about meeting a bunch of strangers?

What's worse?

You are a Rational

You are a Rational

You're a Rational just like Albert Einstein!
Rationals are abstract and objective thinkers that seek knowledge. You strive to learn as many subjects as possible and you have an incredible knack for strategic thinking. You're most likely tech savvy, down to earth, and very reliable. As a rational, you also excel in any kind of logical investigation. This makes you perfect for anything that involves a deep level of thinking or strategizing. You either tend to be an attentive mastermind and use your intelligence for coordinating people and things or you're a true architect at heart with incredible intellectual potential.

You are an Idealist

You are an Idealist

You're an Idealist just like Princess Diana!
Idealists are abstract and compassionate day dreamers, activists, writers, diplomats, counsellors and healers. You're the magician or medicine man of all the personality types. You're a deeply emotional and abstract thinker with cooperative and communitarian goals. You long for deep, meaningful relationships and you constantly contemplate how you can help the common good. You're guided by strong personal ethics, and you often have an ideology, cause, or way of viewing the world that you take very seriously. You're easy going until someone challenges your values, at which point you can be the fiercest of opponents. At heart, you're a natural healer with a great depth of empathy for those around you.

You are a Guardian

You are a Guardian

You're a Guardian! Guardians are concrete, organized, caring, and have a deep longing for security and belonging. As a Guardian, you have strong organizational and analytical thinking skills. You're the mama goose of the personality types. You crave order and you instinctively know how to care for and motivate others. You have a strong work ethic and you have very high standards for institutions and authority figures, which you tend to respect. You have a frugal streak and you tend to be financially responsible. You pride yourself on being reliable and there's nothing more important to you than being dependable. If someone needs something, you're the first to be there. In relationships you often play the same role of a helper, seeing you and your partner as a "team" with goals to accomplish. You have some impressive fellow Guardians to look up to.

You are an Artisan

You are an Artisan

You're an Artisan just like Elizabeth Taylor!
Artisans are adaptable, tactile, creative, and playful. As an artisan, you pride yourself on your grace, creativity and ability to learn new techniques or systems easily. You're a master improviser and you have a natural gut instinct that you can always trust. You live life a day at a time, and tend to avoid long term goals and planning. YOLO has always been your motto! At heart you're a true performer, with a deep need to channel your creativity and natural playfulness through a medium in which others can view and appreciate. Either way, you're unique and truly a breath of fresh air.