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Thursday, January 18, 2007

My Temperamental Test: Artisan

Another personality test, this time the 4 kind of temperaments: http://www.advisorteam.com/temperament_sorter/register.asp. My God, why did I go to the office, guess I should be an artist then hahaha :)).

The Artisan core needs include freedom, action, excitement, variation, and the ability to make an impact. This type lives in the moment, feeling the past is irrelevant, and the future not yet important. They are impulsive, thriving on situations where the outcome is not known and where there is freedom to test the limits. Artisans have an ability to assess situations quickly, and if needed, to quickly make decisions and take action to achieve the desired outcome, without the concern for competence or ownership that may hinder other types.

This type is most pragmatic, focusing on results rather than cooperation. This perspective leads them to do whatever is necessary in order to get the best result with the least effort. When the possibilities and emergencies increase, the energy with which the Artisan takes on the task increases. They truly enjoy putting out fires and may even start some to bring on some excitement.

They excel at observation of human behavior and are skilled at seizing opportunities and predicting the moves others will make. This focus provides a talent for improvisation, fitting things together, and revision. If something doesn’t work they simply move on to something else.

Artisans can easily become bored with routine, liking action and variation, and almost always want to be doing something. Although they live in the present moment, they do plan so they can finish in order to move on to something else. A typical motto would be, "I need more ways to save time and more things to do with the time I save."

Artisans need a change of pace and enjoy both relaxation time and high adventure. They like to vary their work patterns each day. They are typically willing to try new things--new restaurants, vacation spots, and are ready to take the time for entertainment. They enjoy randomness and will vary tasks--they typically will study or have dinner whenever the impulse strikes rather than according to a set plan. They enjoy aesthetics and are very aware of their surrounding environment.

Artisans view most everyone as equals. They seek autonomy, tactical one-upsmanship, and competition in social situations. Yet they are very loyal, being the most fraternal of all types, adopting camaraderie with those on their "team." They do their best in an open atmosphere or a loosely structured one that allows competition, freedom, opportunity, variation, and change. They enjoy helping people by problem solving, fixing things, and making things happen. Weaknesses can include lack of organization, a failure to vision consequences, unpredictability, and procrastination.

The Workplace
The Artisan personality type brings the ability to see things differently. They like to try new things and test new ideas. Artisans are great for helping to break out of old habits and patterns. They support and encourage creativity.

In an organization trying to change their ways of doing business, Artisans can help change out-dated beliefs and structures. They are great at tearing down, cleaning up, restructuring and recreating.

They are specially adept at creating new ways of thinking, doing and being. Artisans love color, textures and variety. They find ways to use whatever materials are available (people, color, textures, nature, resources) in new and creative ways.

Famous example of Artisans include Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney, Stanley Kubrick, Michaelangelo, Cher, Mozart, Elvis Presley, Vincent Van Gogh and many, many others in the entertainment industry who create a fantasy world for us to enjoy through their creativity.

When the work environment is not healthy or the Artisan has not learned to appropriately use their talents, they can create chaos, confusion and destruction. Too many Artisans in one place without balancing personalities creates challenging work environments that lack stability, coherence and organization. If you have too much chaos, add someone with organizational skills (e.g., Warrior or King) to bring balance.

When a work environment lacks Creativity (the Artisan quality), it suppresses new ideas, becomes resistant to natural changes and decays due to lack of change. Other ways the lack of creativity may show up include: conformity to rigid guidelines, deception, creating false images, refusing to consider new ideas, apathy, drab environments, lifeless energy, violence and destruction.

If you want more creativity in your company, department or work project, find some artistic (Artisan) folks to add to the effort.

Core characteristics
All Artisans share the following core characteristics:
- Artisans tend to be fun-loving, optimistic, realistic, and focused on the here and now
- Artisans pride themselves on being unconventional, bold, and spontaneous.
- Artisans make playful mates, creative parents, and troubleshooting leaders.
- Artisans are excitable, trust their impulses, want to make a splash, seek stimulation, prize freedom, and dream of mastering action skills.

Artisans are the temperament with a natural ability to excel in any of the arts, not only the fine arts such as painting and sculpting, or the performing arts such as music, theater, and dance, but also the athletic, military, political, mechanical, and industrial arts, as well as the "art of the deal" in business.

Artisans are most at home in the real world of solid objects that can be made and manipulated, and of real-life events that can be experienced in the here and now. Artisans have exceptionally keen senses, and love working with their hands. They seem right at home with tools, instruments, and vehicles of all kinds, and their actions are usually aimed at getting them where they want to go, and as quickly as possible. Thus Artisans will strike off boldly down roads that others might consider risky or impossible, doing whatever it takes, rules or no rules, to accomplish their goals. This devil-may-care attitude also gives the Artisans a winning way with people, and they are often irresistibly charming with family, friends, and co-workers.

Artisans want to be where the action is; they seek out adventure and show a constant hunger for pleasure and stimulation. They believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren't fun or exciting is a waste of time. Artisans are impulsive, adaptable, competitive, and believe the next throw of the dice will be the lucky one. They can also be generous to a fault, always ready to share with their friends from the bounty of life. Above all, Artisans need to be free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must be enjoyed, for tomorrow never comes.

There are perhaps 15 to 20 percent Artisans out of the population, which is good, because they create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.

- http://www.advisorteam.com/temperament_sorter/register.asp
- http://www.mef.to/html/roles.html
- http://www.wncc.edu/studentservices/counseling/styles_types


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