As Did the Dissimilarity..

“The similarity of our inclinations welded us closely together as did the dissimilarity of our temperaments.”

— English translation of August Kubizek comments about his friend.

“He made excellent use of his undoubted histrionic talents.”

Histrionic — melodramatic, theatrical, dramatic, exaggerated, stagy, showy, affected, artificial, overacted, overdone; hammy, ham, campy.  Hysteria — an archaic term for a kind of madness.

There was no doubt he was to become a “deeply serious man.” — That was evident even to August as a young man. For Adolf did not have the “typical Austrian” sense of humour. For he was choleric in nature, or in modern terms: an Idealist.

He became a Zealot. A German Zealot. The German people were being humiliated by the French and British demanding Reparations. Then there were those Bolshevik and Menshevik Russians and Germans running around in Munich, and his vision to make “his people” whole again. Lastly, there were some Jews with material goods…

Unity.

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Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t

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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.

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