You are energetic thrill seekers who are at your best when putting out fires, whether literal or metaphorical. You bring a sense of dynamic energy to your interactions with others and the world around you. You assess situations quickly and move adeptly to respond to immediate problems with practical solutions.
Active and playful, you are often the life of the party and have a good sense of humor. You use your keen powers of observation to assess your audience and adapt quickly to keep interactions exciting. Although you typically appear very social, you are rarely sensitive; you prefers to keep things fast-paced and silly rather than emotional or serious.
Your personality type has the following traits
Live in the present moment
Dislike abstract theory without practical application
Like to see immediate results for your efforts
Fast-paced and energetic
Flexible and adaptable
Seldom work from a plan – make things up as they go
Fun to be around
Excellent memory for details
Excellent people skills
Excellent ability to see an immediate problem and quickly devise a solution
Attracted to adventure and risk
May be flashy or showy
Like initiating things – not necessarily following them through to completion
As extroverts, you gain energy from being around other people. In social settings, you are seen as fun, friendly and charming. According to Keirsey, you are particularly skilled at influencing people. You are not only great at interacting with other people, you have a natural ability to perceive and interpret nonverbal communication. Thanks to these abilities, you tend to do very well in careers that involve sales and marketing.
Because you are so focused on the present world, you tend to be realists. You are interested in the sights, sounds, and experiences that are going on immediately around you, and you have little use for daydreams or flights of fancy.
As sensors, you want to touch, feel, hear, taste and see anything and everything that might possibly draw your interest. When learning about something new, it’s not just enough to read about it in a textbook or listen to a lecture – you want to experience it for yourself.
You also have lots of energy, so you can become bored in situations that are tedious or in learning situations that involve a great deal of theoretical information. You are the quintessential “doers” – you get straight to work and are willing to take risks in order to get the job done.
When confronted by problems, you quickly look at the facts and devise an immediate solution. You tend to improvise rather than spend a great deal of time planning.
Famous people with your personality
A number of famous individuals have been described as having your personality based on analysis of their lives, works, and behaviors. Some of the possible famous people include:
Ernest Hemingway, author
James Buchanan, U.S. President
Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force General and pilot
Donald Trump, businessman
Lucille Ball, actress
What do you like to do?
Popular hobbies for you include all sorts of sports and athletic pursuits, especially team sports and risky or adventurous activities like race car driving, boxing, or flying.
Interesting facts about your personality type
On personality trait measures, score as Dominant, Flexible, Demanding, and Sociable
More frequent among patients suffering from chronic pain
One of four types reporting highest levels of assertiveness in college
One of two types with lowest college GPA
Among most likely of all types to stay in college
Values at work include autonomy, variety, independence, and structure
Overrepresented among MBA students
Commonly found in careers in marketing, skilled trades, business, and law enforcement
How do you like to communicate?
You tend to be persuasive, energetic communicators. You quickly observe the realities of the present situation and engage others to take action on practical problems. Many of your personality type speak very freely, and can be blunt and impatient in getting their message across. You may not want to wait for someone else to buy in before you can act. You may come off as charming, and masters at negotiating with others so that you can achieve your goals in the most efficient way possible.
Best career choices for you
You feel energized when you interact with a wide variety of people, so you do best in jobs that involve working with others. You strongly dislike routine and monotony, so fast-paced jobs are ideal.
You have several different personality characteristics that make you well-suited for certain careers. As mentioned previously, because you are so observant and have such strong people skills, you make great salespeople.
Because you are action-oriented and resourceful, you are great in first-responder positions that require fast-thinking and quick responses such as emergency medical personnel and police officers.
By understanding your underlying personality, you’ll be better able to select a career path that appeals to your strengths. Some ideal career choices for you include:
Farmer or Rancher
Real Estate Broker
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Information Officer
What career should you avoid
It is important to note that any personality type can be successful in any occupation. However, some occupations are well suited to the natural talents and preferred work style of your personality type, while other occupations demand modes of thinking and behavior that do not come as naturally to you. Occupations that require you to operate outside your natural preferences may prove stressful or draining, and often sound unappealing to you
The following occupations have been found to be unpopular among your personality type, based on data gathered from surveys of the general population.