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Keirsey’s SP “Artisans”
David Keirsey explains the temperaments at great length, but his descriptions can get long-winded and confusing. His SP “Artisan” temperament can be summarized thus:

Communication: Concrete
You talk about people, things, and the general here and now.
Implementation: Utilitarian
You favor practicality and what works over the human aspect and social approval.
Character: Artisan
You are concerned with the real world and what pays off, but not so much with why and how.

Language: Harmonic
You speak lightly and pleasantly.
Referential: Indicative
You refer to things in a very direct, basic, to-the-point manner.
Syntactical: Descriptive
You speak in concretely illustrative terms.
Rhetorical: Heterodox
You explain your views from a fresh, new perspective.

Intellect: Tactical
Your strength lies in optimizing your immediate environment; improvising.
Directive Role: Operator (xSTP)
Your goals tend to be expedient and project-oriented; you are more authoritative.
Expressive Role: Promoter (ESTP)
You are the ultimate persuader; advertising, politics – you name it.
Reserved Role: Crafter (ISTP)
You are equipment- and action-oriented, quietly mastering technique-related skills.
Informative Role: Entertainer (xSFP)
Your goals tend to be more creative and artistic; you are extremely spontaneous.
Expressive Role: Performer (ESFP)
You are more people-oriented in your improvisation; you shine when putting on a show.
Reserved Role: Composer (ISFP)
You are more of the artistic type, with a great eye for aesthetics and beauty.

Education: Artcraft
You prefer to learn about hands-on subjects: drawing, woodshop, etc.
Preoccupation: Technique
You focus on perfecting your method at certain things: playing an instrument, a sport, etc.
Vocation: Equipment
You are happiest when working with machines, instruments, and anything you can operate.

Present: Hedonism
When thinking about the moment, you feel that what is pleasurable is good.
Future: Optimism
You aren’t concerned with anything too far ahead and face each new moment with confidence.
Past: Cynicism
You tend not to find patterns in the past; you view life as risky and entirely a matter of chance.
Place: Here
You like to be at the center of things, in the midst of the action.
Time: Now
You always seize the day and feel there is no time like the present.

Self-Esteem: Artistic
You like yourself most when you see yourself as creative in your improvisation; graceful, fluid.
Self-Respect: Audacious
You respect yourself most when you and others see you as bold, daring, and adventurous.
Self-Confidence: Adaptable
You feel the most confident when you are able to adapt in changing circumstances.

Being: Excited
You love adventure and hate boredom.
Trusting: Impulse
You go with your first instinct; impulsiveness makes you feel alive.
Yearning: Impact
You ultimately want to have great social impact; you want to feel potent, statement-making.
Seeking: Stimulation
You are always looking for ways to arouse your senses; variety is the spice of your life.
Prizing: Generosity
You derive great pleasure from giving to others.
Aspiring: Virtuoso
You dream of becoming an ace in your field, to achieve technical mastery.

Social Role
Mating: Playmate
In relationships, you seek to lighten up your partner and want to give pleasure and excitement.
Parenting: Liberator
As a parent, you want your kids to have freedom above all else.
Leading: Negotiator
In leadership positions, you are the ultimate negotiator and troubleshooter.

From Please Understand Me II, by David Keirsey.

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I relate very strongly to Keirsey's SP temperament, particularly self-respect in Audacity, self-esteem in Artistry, and self-confidence in Adapting. Also yearning for Impact and prizing Generosity. Those are two of my main personal goals/values.

It took me a while to admit I'm a Hedonist, though. :D
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