Getting to Know Your Personality and Your Partner

The Keirsey Temperament and Character Tests are similar to the Meyers-Briggs test. I have provided a link below for each person to complete the 70 questions Keirsey Temperament test. After completing the test, your four-letter profile will be emailed to you. Once you have your four-letter profile, look below to see your profile name. Understanding your profile and your partner’s profile provides you with greater awareness about your needs and perceptions as well as your partners.

Exercise 3

Take the personality test by clicking on the link below. Spend 30 minutes and discuss the following after taking the test: After you each have your four-letter profile, return to this page and see the description of your temperaments. Discuss some of the benefits and challenges you each face given your profile in your relationship. There is a great deal of information online that you should explore if you are more interested in understanding how these personality types interact.

Please use the link below to determine your personality type. You do NOT need to purchase any reports from these sites. Each of you will need to determine your personality type by taking one of the following three assessments. You should both take the same one. We prefer the first one listed.


Again, we prefer the 16 Personalities site. Again, you do not need to purchase anything to get a profile and a brief report. If you choose the Keirsey site and you are having difficulty with the Keirsey website and the other site is down, take the MBTI which has been attached as a pdf. You will have to score the MBTI yourself, but it is very easy to do. Your basic 4 letter profile should be the same on all three tests. I have attached the MBTI and the 16 Personalities site link for your convenience based on a few complaints from past users that the Keirsey website had been difficult to navigate.

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