Children’s Temperament Traits

I just found out about this while browsing Kerser’s temperament on his blog. Very interesting as fellow teacher to know this!

Your Kids Aren't Sick

“Human action can be modified to some extent,
but human nature cannot be changed.”    – Abraham Lincoln

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I developed Children’s Temperament Traits (CTT) in the mid-1980’s.  By then I was completing my doctoral dissertation.  I was also running the first of three different treatment facilities for children and I was training my staff in temperaments and techniques.  I’ve also used this material to train thousands of professionals and parents in workshops throughout California.  Most of the professionals were licensed therapists, interns, school teachers and aides, and child-care counselors.

Though I knew he wouldn’t remember me – I had one class from him while I was a student at Cal State Fullerton – on the outside chance I might hear back, I mailed CTT to David Keirsey for his critique, sometime in the late 1980’s.  He was long retired by then, and I hadn’t seen him in several years. …

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Introduction to MBTI

MBTI Cognitive Functions

MBTI Cognitive Functions Diagrams by Jake Beech. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Now, after a lame introduction about myself that God knows who will read it, the first thing I want to talk about is…. *drum-roll*… MBTI. 

In Indonesia, MBTI or Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, is not so much widely spread or even known to High School students, or, well scholars. Only those Psychology Faculty students, maybe, know about it. And some geeks. Like me. The MBTI itself is still being debated on its, err…. empirical nature. Last time I checked here, it was a theory proposed by Jung and later developed further by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers. Hence the name, Myers-Briggs.

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