Dr. Randy Cima is ready to tell some tales. He had experience with trying to prevent the “mental health” system from fouling up and making things worse for kids. Dr. David Keirsey had been instrumental in Dr. Cima’s way of reframing the problem and coming up with helpful ways for his kids that he was responsible for.
Welcome to “Tales of the Lone Arranger.”
Tales of the Lone Arranger is be about troubled and troubling children I knew and counseled over the past 35 years, from a temperament point of view. You may recall, I use the terms Stars (Artisans), Squares (Guardians), Spheres (Idealists), and Cubes (Rationals) to describe the four Keirseyan temperaments of children.
There are two reasons I chose the name “Tales of the Lone Arranger.”
The first and most important is David West Keirsey. I learned in my continuing talks with Dr. Keirsey that, in temperament terms, I’m an “arranger.” He continues to fine-tune his theory, tinkering with his words every day, precision and simplicity his goal.
Thirty years ago, when I first learned about temperaments, I was an “INTJ Skeptic.” Sometime later I was dubbed an “INTJ/Mastermind.” Dr. Keirsey has abandoned the letters and metaphors, replacing them with exact…
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