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ADD And Pesonality


At the core of this definition lie the ideas of stimulus and response. Sets of circumstances or individual events (stimuli) cause people to act or react (respond) to them. Different people, however, have different responses to particular stimuli. In any given situation, we can expect that different people will react in different ways. In these terms, a 'personality' is defined as the sum of all a person's varying response styles to varying stimuli.


Blanchard admonished his listeners to strive for relevance in education and training. "If it is irrelevant and we as SPs have to do it, it's hard going because we SPs want to apply what we learn. There are only so many hours, days, and years to life, and SPs find it very painful to waste time."

Blanchard said that NT teachers often show the big picture, NF teachers tend to deal with the people and interpersonal aspects of the learning process, and SJ teachers rely on historical tradition but little in American schools honors the SP teaching and learning style.

"Picture a bright SP child sitting in the class while the teacher lectures from point A to point Z. By the time the teacher gets to G, the bright SP student gets the point and wants to try it out. But the teacher feels that it's important to continue from point G through Z. The SP child loses interest and attention and then is punished because the lecture is dry. I spent hours in class drawing on my sneakers I was so bored and wanted to do something!"

But when trainers and class participants are asked about the SP artisans' contributions to the organization, there is often silence in the group. Sometimes inappropriate or negative comments are made by the trainers, such as, "SPs are unpredictable and need to be closely supervised. SPs get so excited they lose it. Or, SPs become so bored that they check out." Other persistent myths are:

  • Artisans are not interested in models and theories.
  • Artisans do not make good leaders.
  • Artisans do not take direction well; they simply resist or question the reason behind everything they are asked to do.
  • Artisans don't schedule or plan.
  • Artisans are not interested in vision and mission.

DAVID - (SP children and I suspect ENTP children have difficulty sitting in class listening to a teacher, escpecially as a lot of the teachers are not very interesting, so they either phase out or get up to mischief because they are bored stiff and want to do something interesting. These children get classified as - low achievers, or attention deficit, or can get labelled as being ADD/ADHD. The real problem is the education system that sits children at a desk who weren't designed to be sat at a desk.)

Other research I have read shows that according to a survey of teachers:
54% were SJ temperament
33% were NT temperament
10% were NF temperament
3% were SP temperament. Only 3%, But the childrens preferance was for the SP teacher, the fun hands on style of teaching.

For more information on this Search - Keirsey - then Temperament and Character - then scan down to the articles on ADHD.


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