Celebrating Our Artisans.

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David Keirsey Defines the Artisan Temperament.

Keirsey.com says that the roots of Keirsey Temperament Theory™ are based in many years of research and innovation. He published his theory in the book, Please Understand Me® (1978), where he publicly introduced the Keirsey Temperament Sorter® (KTS®) to the world.

The Keirsey™ brand presently extends to more than 170 countries in more than 20 different languages. More than 40 million people have taken the Keirsey Temperament Sorter since its introduction 30 years ago. Keirsey Temperament Theory is utilized throughout the world by leading organizations for team building, employee and executive development, conflict resolution, academic counseling, and career planning, among other uses.

Please Understand Me became an international best seller, selling more than 2 million copies.

According to Keirsey, temperament is a configuration of observable personality traits, such as habits of communication, patterns of action, and sets of characteristic attitudes, values, and talents. It also encompasses personal needs, the kinds of contributions that individuals make in the workplace, and the roles they play in society. Each temperament has its own unique qualities and shortcomings, strengths and challenges. Dr. David Keirsey has identified humankind’s four basic temperaments as the Artisan, the Guardian, the Idealist, and the Rational.

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.

David Keirsey

Keirsey found that 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 Bring Excitement.

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 many Artisans, perhaps 30 to 35 percent of the population, which is good, because they create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.

Celebrating The Artisans.

Artisans Digital Mall Sdn Bhd is delighted to showcase the beauty, grace, fun and excitement of The Artisans in our world. We teamed up with Amy Chandra, co-founder of Digital People, part of the award winning Orion Digital group to capture this excitement.

The up and coming artisans digital mall, aptly named The Artisans Haven, will feature Proudly Malaysian Artisans with exquisite products and adventures.

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.

David Keirsey

We are working pro bono, set up the framework of the mall that will be home to 50 artisans & novel retailers. We curated a simple & affordable online mall to promote the rich array of their products and offers to consumers countrywide.

Making It Happen.

Looking forward to a June launch of the Artisans Digital Mall. Fingers crossed!


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