About the Keirsey Temperament Sorter

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS-II) is a personality test used worldwide. The U.S. government and military, academic institutions, Fortune 500, consulting firms, and various other organizations use the KTS-II to assess their workers.


What the Keirsey Measures and its Temperaments

The Keirsey personality test consists of 70 questions to help you discover your personality type. It not only tells you what personality type you are, but it also helps the company you are applying to, or the company you already work for, better understand who you are and how to help you professionally.

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is used for:

  • Navigating and Resolving Conflict – Conflict resolution and employee interaction.
  • Building High Performance Teams – Team building and team synergy.
  • Selecting, Developing, and Retaining the Best – Recruiting & hiring, leadership development, and employee retention.
  • Attracting, Engaging, and Creating Loyal Customers – Customer strategy, sales tactics, and marketing & messaging.
  • Aligning the Whole Organization for Success – Mission, vision & values, strategic change, and organizational DNA.

The Keirsey personality types are categorized in four basic temperament groups: Artisans, Guardians, Rationals, and Idealists. Each of these temperaments have four "Character Types":

  • Artisans – promoter, crafter, performer, and composer.
  • Guardians – supervisor, inspector, provider, and protector.
  • Rationals – field marshal, mastermind, inventor, and architect.
  • Idealists – teacher, counselor, champion, and healer.

Knowing what the test is used for and what it measures will help you prepare for the exam.


Prepare with JobTestPrep

We provide useful information on the Keirsey personality test to help you begin the preparation process. Our practice personality test prepares you for the test. With our score report, you will not only see your personality type, but you will also get a detailed explanation of your results. We also have a guide that describes ideal personalities for specific jobs.