Career Development Services Career Counselor, Doug Elliot, believes that skilled and professional workers need to know their Personality Type by completing one of a variety of self-assessment questionnaires. Most are based on a proven theory of assessing how people perceive the world and make decisions based on their observations.
It's NOT for everyone, and it's NOT a career decision making assessment, although it does facilitate your ability to navigate through the career development and/or job search process.
There is no better alternative to the gold standard of personality type assessments than the actual Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, but if you want take a similar survey or share some of the ideas about this fascinating assessment tool with others, you may find the following websites interesting;
Abbreviated personality type assessment from Humanmetrics: www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm
If you are interested in learning about all 16 personality types: http://www.truity.com/view/types
To learn more about personality type, there are well-written descriptions here: http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/
You can't have Temperament without Type...the four temperaments are explained on the Keirsey website: www.keirsey.com