Keirsey Temperament Awards 2013

The Keirsey Temperament Awards for 2013

Keirsey Temperament Awards 2011
Keirsey Temperament Awards 2012

Each year an individual is awarded from each of the Four TemperamentsArtisanGuardianIdealist, and Rational.  And we acknowledge this year’s passing of well known individuals who exhibited their Keirsey Temperament, In Memoriam.

The awards are given to individuals who are usually “famous” and have significantly impacted the world, as 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 to use their developed natural talents, to do the best at what they do best.

The selection is difficult, for sometimes Temperament is hidden because we are looking at these individuals from a far. Usually I don’t know the individuals personally, and only through the media am I familiar with these people.  I am the judge and jury, with the suggestions from those are interested in Keirsey Temperament.

2013 Keirsey Temperament Awards


Debbie CimaChampion Idealist

Drug Court Advocate
A Voice of Hope

Somaly MamDebbie Cima

In Memoriam
Nelson MandelaChampion Idealist
Civil Rights Activist, President of Union of South Africa

Captain of His Soul

Nelson Mandela

In Memoriam
Doris LessingHealer Idealist

A Nobel Element

Doris Lessing
Doris Lessing


Tan LeFieldMarshal Rational

Entrepreneur, CEO of Emotiv Lifesciences

Start: UP

Tan Le

In Memoriam
Dr David West KeirseyArchitect Rational
Clinical Psychologist, Professor, International Bestselling Author

My Father, The Greatest, and of the Greatest Generation
Mondays With David
David Keirsey: Les Shuck Remembers

Dr. David West Keirsey with self portrait.
Dr. David West Keirsey with self portrait.

In Memoriam

Douglas Englebart, Inventor Rational

American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer

Douglas Engelbart
Douglas Engelbart

In Memoriam
Elaine MorganInventor Rational
Author, Aquatic Ape Hypothesis Developer


Elaine Morgan
Elaine Morgan

In Memoriam

Margaret Thatcher, Fieldmarshal Rational

Iron Will

Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher


Lilly LedbetterInspector Guardian

Plant Manager

Making a Difference

Lilly Ledbetter
Lilly Ledbetter

Honorable Mention
Dan WallrathProvider Guardian
Home Builder, Operation Finally Home Founder and President

In Memoriam

Roger Ebert, Provider Guardian
TV Critic

The Concerning and Constructive Critic

Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert


Pieter-Dirk UysPerformer Artisan

Actor, Comedian, AIDS Educator

Send in the Clowns

Pieter-Dirk Uys
Pieter-Dirk Uys: Lampooning Mbeki and Botha

Honorable Mention

Claressa Shields, Crafter Artisan

From Flint to Gold

Claressa Shields
Claressa Shields

In Memoriam

Jonathan WintersPerformer Artisan

“Pound for pound, the funniest man alive.”

Jonathan Winters
Jonathan Winters


5 thoughts on “Keirsey Temperament Awards 2013

  1. Bernie Brightman January 2, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    Roger Ebert actually took the test and tweeted about it. His result of ENFP is believable to me.


    • David Keirsey January 2, 2014 / 7:21 pm

      Really! Do you have a reference? Of course, that is Myers-Briggs terminology, but I could believe it. Hard to get things right from afar. Shows as a Provider, however, both Champions and Providers are Collaborators. Idealists and Guardians are both Complying with Norms. Wonder which “test” he took. Both KTS-II and MBTI are approximately 80% correct.


    • Bernie Brightman January 21, 2014 / 1:49 am

      Thanks, Marc.


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