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Keirsey's Understanding and Succeeding With Your Boss through the Keirsey Temperament Sorter

Welcome to Keirsey's "Understanding and Succeeding With Your Boss". This site is designed to help you decipher and understand the person that controls more than one third of your waking hours - the person who helps to make each work day something you either (ideally) look forward to, or (unfortunately) wish you could avoid. If you fall into the latter category, don't despair.

Our research shows that the primary cause of friction between employees and bosses is miscommunication. And, this miscomunication is (usually) not caused by "bad", "flawed", or "crazy" bosses - but rather, as Dr. David Keirsey points out in "Please Understand Me", it is because people are different from each other. Your boss doesn't behave as you would in many situations, and you behave differently than they would much of the time. Which means there is really no "one size fits all" solution, although many books have been written that purport to do just that.

The first step in this process is one you've likely already taken - gaining a better understanding of yourself by completing the Keirsey Temperament Sorter-II. If you haven't already done this, you may do so at Now you're ready to understand your boss - and move ahead in improving your career. Just complete the Keirsey Boss Character Sorter below to get started. Don't worry - nothing is recorded, your boss will never know. They may begin to notice, though, at how much better a leader they seem to have become. By the way, the help this toolset offers is not limited to bosses. It is equally effective in improving relationships with colleagues and co-workers.

The Keirsey Boss Character Sorter

Welcome to the Keirsey Character Sorter
This sorter consists of 5 questions which will help you determine the Keirsey Temperament of yourboss or colleague. It is important that you answer these questions based on your observed behavior of them.It should only take a few minutes to complete the 5 questions.

What is the first name of the person you are sorting?

What is your own type according to your Keirsey Temperament Sorter-II results?

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