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
Features Benefits
Simple four-box model Accessible and quick to learn and apply
Describes a pattern of deep underlying values and beliefs Resonates rapidly and deeply
Simple names Provides a common language for communicating
Self-assessment Questionnaire not always necessary
Helps individuals to identify WHY they and their team members might act in a certain way – their driving forces Enables individuals to motivate themselves and their team members more effectively by helpingĀ  to get core needs met
Gives an insight into natural talents, likes and dislikes Enables individuals and teams to focus more effectively on enhancing strengths and managing weaknesses
Influences what approach an individual requires in daily communication and work situations Enables 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 stress Enables 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 views Enables individuals to adapt their language choice to communicate more effectively
Provides another complementary lens to look at personality type Reinforces and builds on previous Type learning