Understanding Yourself and Others

An Introduction to Temperament, Communication Styles and Improved "People Skills"

Class Summary

(based on last 3 sessions)

Before you can connect meaningfully with another, you need to know and honor who you are. Once you are clear about your own values, motivations, communication style, and temperament, you can focus on your relationships with others.

In this powerful one-day program, you’ll experience a breakthrough approach for understanding yourself and others. Using the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II©, you’ll learn ways to improve communication and boost your “people skills.”

[The Keirsey Temperament Sorter II, ©1998, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company. All rights reserved.]

PDV345 0.6 Combinable 0.53
One 8-hour session
Laura Royal

Anyone who would like to build more positive, productive relationships and/or anyone who has been through True Colors® training and would like to take a deeper look at type.

  • Increased ability to influence others positively.
  • Improved relationships and better “people skills.”
  • Increased personal and team productivity.
  • Reduced stress and greater job satisfaction.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe what temperament is and how preferences affect your relationships.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of each temperament and how conflicts can arise.
  • Describe the characteristics of your own temperament type.
  • List methods for approaching other temperament types to maximize positive interaction.
  • Apply new skills to a variety of real-life situations.
  • Understanding temperament
    • What is meant by temperament?
    • How temperament preferences develop
    • Assessment tool
    • Examining your temperament type
    • Exercises for identifying type characteristics
  • Temperament at work
    • How different types behave in work settings
    • Identifying the types of people with whom you work
    • Strengths and weakness of each type
    • A personal development plan to better use strengths and better manage weakness
    • The pet peeves of each temperament type
  • Temperament and team interactions
    • How temperament differences can create conflict
    • Developing tolerance for different types
    • Team temperament profile and the “Blind Spot”
    • Managing team strengths and weaknesses
  • Communication exercises
    • Working with someone of a different temperament type
    • Tailoring your approach to specific temperament types
  • Practical applications
    • How to “type” your boss
    • Temperament type influences supervision and leadership
    • Influences upon family relations and parenting
    • Action planning