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Portraits of Temperament

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 124 pages
Published August 25th 2004 by Prometheus Nemesis Book Company (first published August 1st 1987)
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Tom Hartung
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! I disagree with a few of his calls - most obviously,it is clear that George Washington was not extroverted, but the authors claim he's an ESTJ. That's not a big deal, and the book is definitely excellent even though I disagree with a few of his calls.
Sue
Jan 25, 2008 rated it liked it
I was quite looking forward to reading another book by David Keirsey, of 'Please Understand Me' fame. However, I found this one a little disappointing. There was nothing new; in the prologue he simply repeats what he's said before about there being four temperaments, each with two main variants (as well as Introverted/Extraverted versions) and recounts the history of temperament theory.

Then he describes, in somewhat caricatured terms, each of the eight variants of the temperaments. I happen to
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Beneth
Jul 21, 2007 rated it liked it
Just an expansion of the "temperments" section in Please Undertstand Me. The temperments are:
NT
NF
SJ
SP
I think there are definitely defining characteristics of these 4 defined temperments. However, I think that people who are both N and P, who may have nothing else in common to each other, may have more in common with each other than some of the temperments defined in Portraits of Temperament, the 4 listed above. In studying about Attention Deficit Disorder, I think it is quite possible that peopl
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