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SP Temperament and Careers

SP Temperament and Careers

By Donna Dunning

Donna Dunning

Career focus is on doing


Animal Metaphor: Fox



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Although S and P are letters associated with personality type theory, these two preferences also align to an older theory, which describes four basic human Temperaments.

You may be familiar with Temperament theory from one of the following authors or models. David Keirsey calls this SP Temperament Artisan. Don Lowry uses the color Orange in the True Colors® model. Denise Hughes in Personality Dimensions® uses the term Resourceful Orange, and Linda Berens names this temperament Improviser.

People who share this temperament tend to take a practical and spontaneous approach. Not likely to spend a lot of time pondering about the future, SPs are often most interested in acting right away.

Career themes:

• Value action and freedom

• Attracted to careers in law enforcement, crafts, technology, skilled trades, or emergency response

• Want to respond immediately

• Enjoy practical helping or troubleshooting

• Like spontaneity and want freedom to adapt or improvise

• Prefer hands-on work

• Dislike too much structure or routine

If you have SP preferences, are these themes true for you? If not, what themes do you see as more important?

You can find more career information about your personality type by clicking the links below:

ESTPs and Careers

ESFPs and Careers

ISTPs and Careers

ISFPs and Careers

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