Type Academy

Type Academy

What is Temperament and why use this model?

Temperament – What it reflects and why this is useful

  • Represents a pattern of needs, values, talents and behaviors described for 25 centuries (Hippocrates, Aristotle, Native North Americans, Keirsey, Myers-Briggs).
  • Reflects WHY we do what we do
FeaturesBenefits
Simple four-box modelAccessible and quick to learn and apply
Describes a pattern of deep underlying values and beliefsResonates rapidly and deeply
Simple namesProvides a common language for communicating
Self-assessmentQuestionnaire not always necessary
Helps individuals to identify WHY they and their team members might act in a certain way – their driving forcesEnables individuals to motivate themselves and their team members more effectively by helping  to get core needs met
Gives an insight into natural talents, likes and dislikesEnables individuals and teams to focus more effectively on enhancing strengths and managing weaknesses
Influences what approach an individual requires in daily communication and work situationsEnables individuals to tailor their approach towards their team members and build a positive relationship
Provides knowledge about how individuals might react in a time of change and when under stressEnables individuals to address the cause of stress rather than providing fixes to the symptoms thereby increasing long-term resilience and creating sustainable growth
Helps to understand sources of conflict and differing viewsEnables individuals to adapt their language choice to communicate more effectively
Provides another complementary lens to look at personality typeReinforces and builds on previous Type learning