The Keirsey Temperament Awards for 2011
Each year an individual is awarded from each of the Four Temperaments: Artisan, Guardian, Idealist, and Rational.
The awards are given to individuals who are “famous” (if possible) and have significantly impacted the world, to illustrate and highlight the Four Temperaments. Keirsey Temperament Theory maintains all four Temperaments play important roles in society and we need all kinds of people use their talents.
The selection is difficult, for sometimes Temperament is hidden because we are looking at these individuals from a far. We don’t know the individuals personally, and only through the media are we familiar with these people. The Keirsey Temperament Forum serves as a nominating committee. I am the judge and jury.
2011 Keirsey Temperament Awards
IDEALIST OF THE YEAR
Wael Ghonim, Champion Idealist
Egyptian Activist, Google Employee, Arab Spring Organizer
“No one was a hero”
Angelina Jolie, Healer Idealist
Director, Actress, UNHCR Ambassador
The Search and Re-search
Vaclav Havel, Counselor Idealist
Playwright, Author, Poet, Dissident, Czech President
The Need for Transcendence
RATIONAL OF THE YEAR
Salman Khan, Mastermind Rational
Khan Academy: KhanAcademy.org
Let’s Reinvent Education
Steve Jobs, Inventor Rational
Apple Computers CEO
The Master of Innovation
Lynn Margulis, Inventor Rational
A Complex Character
GUARDIAN OF THE YEAR
The Syrian People are protesting their totalitarian government.
Warren Buffet, Inspector Guardian
“Wizard of Omaha,” Investor
Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes.
“High 5” John — MOW volunteer
Betty Ford, Provider Guardian
Betty Ford Clinics
Andy Rooney, Inspector Guardian
Of The Greatest Generation
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR
Anthony Robles, Crafter Artisan
In Robles’ final year of eligibility (2010-11), Robles went undefeated, going 36-0 on the year becoming a three-time Pac-10 champion
Nancy Wake, Crafter Artisan
WWII French Resistance
‘The White Mouse’ A wily, feisty, brave, woman who helped save many people’s lives in WWII.
Elizabeth Taylor, Performer Artisan
As one of the world’s most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive violet eyes.