People like to think they are very different from each other. And, to an extent, this is true. What is surprising is that people's personalities can be predicted quite accurately once you know what type they are. All that is needed are four measures that can be combined into 16 personality types. For example, I am an INTP type, I am good at problem-solving and designing of logical models. What are you? Let me know. If you have a difficult and interesting problem I am sure I can help. If you would like me to explain how knowing about personalities can help you at work, during your time off, at home, or when analyzing some problem, let me know. What are you looking for when teaming up with a business partner or getting together with a friend? Why do other people do things differently from us? Why do we care?

There are many related links on the internet--here are a few:

Please Understand Me II
You must read this book if you have children, work with people, or otherwise interact with anyone. This is the best of all of these references.

Keirsey's Temperament Sorter (Test Yourself)

The Personality Page


CAPT The MBTI Instrument

Team Technology's Description of Personality Type

People In The News

This is my interpretation of the personalities of People in the News. I will try to add a name or two every month. The percentages shown are the approximate distribution in the general population. Let me know what you think or if you disagree with any of these interpretations.

Personality Model

Composer (iSfP) 7%
Russell Crowe
Quincy Jones
Tom Ford
Anna Quindlen
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Janet Jackson
King Mohammed IV
Vicente Fox
Crafter (iStP) 5%
Bill Johnson
Steffi Graf
Michael Jordan
Eddie Murphy
Donald Trump
Steve McQueen
Robert DeNiro
Architect (iNTp) 4%
Alan Greenspan
Tim Berners-Lee
David Keirsey
Tim Noakes
Dean Kamen
Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe
John Abizaid
Healer (iNFp) 4%
Tiger Woods
Martin Puryear
Sally Mann
Aung San Suu Kyi
Sinéad O'Connor
Kofi Annan
Khalid Khannouchi
Mohammed Khatami
Charles Schulz
Leonardo DiCaprio
Carlos Santana
Michael Jackson
Performer (eSfP) 6%
Julia Roberts
Rosie O'Donnell
Judge Mathis
Kathie Lee Gifford
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Muhammad Ali
Jack Nicholson
Marilyn Monroe
Warren Beatty
Ben Stein
Howard Schultz
David Neeleman
Quentin Tarantino

Promoter (eStP) 5%
Ann Coulter
Carson Daley
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Boris Yeltsin
Ehud Barak
Kim Jong Il
Bruce Lee
Ernest Hemingway
Mary Lou Retton
Drew Carey
Rupert Murdoch
Inventor (eNTp) 3%
Dennis Miller
Jeff Bezos
Steve Jobs
Stephen Hawking
Sherman Alexie
Gwyn Coogan
"Weird" Al Yankovic
Janeane Garofalo
Champion (eNFp) 7%
Christiane Amanpour
Anne Rice
Jerry Brown
Shirley MacLaine
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
. .
Protector (iSfJ) 11%
Lance Armstrong
George Bush
Laura Bush
Barbara Walters
Martha Stewart
Tim Russert
Roger Clemens
Meg Whitman
Nancy Reagan
Inspector (iStJ) 13%
Tommy Franks
Chuck Norris
Jack Lemmon
Yasser Arafat
Dick Cheney
Al Gore
Steve Forbes
Vladimir Putin
Priscilla Presley
Warren Buffett
Michael Dell
John Browne
H. Lee Scott, Jr.
Azim Premji
Mastermind (iNTj) 4%
John Stossel
Bill Gates
Stephen Wolfram
David Letterman
Counselor (iNFj) 2%
Michael Moore
Mebrahtom Keflezighi
Ralph Nader
Tracy Chapman
Bill Bradley
Phil Jackson
Sidney Poitier
Mohandas Gandhi
Daniel Vasella
Provider (eSfJ) 11%
Natalie Cole
Sarah Ferguson
Bobby Knight
Al Roker
Maria Shriver
Joe Lieberman
John McCain
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Jesse Helms
Supervisor (eStJ) 10%
Bill O'Reilly
Michael Dell
Colin Powell
Judge Judy
Bill Parcells
John Kerry
Luisa Diogo
Carly Fiorina
Fieldmarshal (eNTj) 3%
Donald Rumsfeld
James Watson
Paul Wolfowitz
Jay Leno
Dr. Phil (McGraw)
Alan Keyes
Isaac Isimov
Teacher (eNFj) 4%
Iyanla Vanzant
Oprah Winfrey
Montel Williams
Lynne Cheney
Harrison Ford

Population Distribution

Based on David Keirsey's Please Understand Me II, 1998.