David Keirsey David West Keirsey (/ˈkɜrziː/; August 31, 1921 - July 30, 2013) was an American psychologist, a professor emeritus at California State University, Fullerton, and the author of several books. In his most popular publications, Please Understand Me (1978, co-authored by Marilyn Bates) and the revised and expanded second volume Please Understand Me II (1998), he laid out a self-assessed personality questionnaire, known as the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, which links human behaviorial patterns to four temperaments and sixteen character types. Both volumes of Please Understand Me contain the questionnaire for type evaluation with detailed portraits and a systematic treatment of descriptions of temperament traits and personality characteristics. With a focus on conflict management and cooperation, Keirsey specialized in family and partnership counseling and the coaching of children and adults. Early life, education and professional experience
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Meme A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture." A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures. The word meme is a shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme (from Ancient Greek μίμημα Greek pronunciation: [míːmɛːma] mīmēma, "imitated thing", from μιμεῖσθαι mimeisthai, "to imitate", from μῖμος mimos "mime") and it was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976) as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena.
10 Creative (But Legal) Tax Deductions" Politicians are always taking corporations and the super-rich to task for exploiting loopholes in the tax code. Don't you wish someone was yelling at you for paying too little in taxes? Where are the loopholes for the average American taxpayer? The best we can hope for is to take as many deductions as humanly (and legally) possible. It's tax time again, which means it's time to get creative with those deductions. Can you convince the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that your pet iguana is a service animal?
Keirsey Temperament Sorter Heading text The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS) is a self-assessed personality questionnaire designed to help people better understand themselves and others. It was first introduced in the book Please Understand Me. It is one of the most widely used personality assessments in the world, and its user base consists of major employers including Bank of America, Allstate, the U.S. Air Force, IBM, 7-Eleven, Safeco, AT&T, and Coca-Cola. The KTS is closely associated with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); however, there are significant practical and theoretical differences between the two personality questionnaires and their associated different descriptions.
Creative Ways to Connect with Others On Thursday, in this post, I shared different questions we can ask to connect with others (and ourselves). Today, I’m sharing a list of ideas about how we can create together — whether you’re creating with your child, spouse, best friend or anyone else. If you’re up for it, journal about your experiences creating and connecting. What surprises you? What inspires you?
The top 5 street festivals in Toronto for spring 2015 Spring has officially arrived in Toronto and with it the promise street festival season. While most of our fests are clustered in late May and June, this year we have a brand new March offering. It's also worth mentioning that Pedestrian Sundays get underway in May throughout Kensington Market, so that should also be on your list of things to do outdoors once the weather actually warms up. For now, you can start getting ready for all the food on sticks you're going to eat in the coming months. Here are my picks for the top spring street festivals in Toronto. 10 Healthy Ways to Build Credit" The nice thing about building credit from scratch is that you don't have to do it alone. Most lenders will allow someone with an established credit history -- like your parents, older siblings or a family friend -- to co-sign the credit application with you. The benefits of co-signing a credit card application or loan application are twofold: The lender no longer has to make a credit decision based solely on your thin credit history and you can "piggyback" on the (hopefully) stellar credit score of your co-signer. As with any financial transaction, you should be careful when co-signing for credit.
Grimes Boycotts Ice Bucket Challenge Yung Marge Simpson-resembler, Grimes' Claire Boucher has declined an offer to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, for a couple of reasons. That most charitable/annoying of current viral phenomena asks people to pour a substantial amount of cold water over themselves, while donating to the ALS Foundation — an organisation dedicated to the research and treatment of neurological disorders, but like Pamela Anderson before her, Grimes has some criticism with the click-tivism. After being called out by electronic musician Richie Hawtin, the 'Go' artist explained her hesitation on Tumblr, citing the current drought in California and the organisation's record for testing on animals.