Keirsey Temperament Awards

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
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“No one was a hero”

Honorable Mention
Angelina Jolie, Healer Idealist
Director, Actress, UNHCR Ambassador
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The Search and Re-search

In Memoriam
Vaclav Havel, Counselor Idealist
Playwright, Author, Poet, Dissident, Czech President
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The Need for Transcendence

RATIONAL OF THE YEAR

Salman Khan, Mastermind Rational
Khan Academy: KhanAcademy.org
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Let’s Reinvent Education

In Memoriam
Steve Jobs, Inventor Rational
Apple Computers CEO
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The Master of Innovation

In Memoriam
Lynn Margulis, Inventor Rational
Biologist
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A Complex Character

GUARDIAN OF THE YEAR

Syrian People
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The Syrian People are protesting their totalitarian government.

Warren Buffet, Inspector Guardian
“Wizard of Omaha,” Investor
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Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes.

Honorable Mention
“High 5” John — MOW volunteer
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Youtube Video

In Memoriam
Betty Ford, Provider Guardian
First Lady
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Betty Ford Clinics

In Memoriam
Andy Rooney, Inspector Guardian
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Of The Greatest Generation

ARTISAN OF THE YEAR

Anthony Robles, Crafter Artisan
Wrestler
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In Robles’ final year of eligibility (2010-11), Robles went undefeated, going 36-0 on the year becoming a three-time Pac-10 champion

In Memoriam
Nancy Wake, Crafter Artisan
WWII French Resistance
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‘The White Mouse’ A wily, feisty, brave, woman who helped save many people’s lives in WWII.

In Memoriam
Elizabeth Taylor, Performer Artisan
Actress
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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.

3 thoughts on “Keirsey Temperament Awards

  1. Gautam January 13, 2012 / 1:47 pm

    I am do not see any award under the category of Rational Architect (INTP)?

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    • David Keirsey January 15, 2012 / 9:47 pm

      The award is given to any kind of Rational. This year to a Mastermind. I have two Inventors that I gave In Memoriam. (The third lost out Christopher Hitchens) Architect Rationals are hard to notice for their usual contribution is theoretical — and most fields of Science are so specialized that only a few would get any kind of notoriety. I would love suggestions for this year (since I am an Architect Rational, and I think they are the best 😉

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      • Theodore Frankbaum April 12, 2012 / 5:54 pm

        Yeah, I was sort of mad that Hitchens was not on the list!

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