The Keirsey Sorter is GONE!
I've been asked by the author of the sorter, David Keirsey, to remove this
test, so I've done so. I'm sorry that I had to- it was my first
real attempt at CGI programming in perl, and it was quite popular.
The test was available starting in 1994, and was
taken down in 1997.
You can still
read about personality at
http://sunsite.unc.edu/personality and get the source code to the
program I wrote to administer the test.
The Keirsey version of the test has gone
commercial. There's a free web-based version of a Meyer's-Briggs sort
of personality test available here.
November, 2001: A new plan
I'm hoping to write a new set of questions for Meyers-Briggs-like personality
testing. It's on my list of fun stuff to do, anyway. When it's done,
they'll be available under an open-source-like license, like the software.
Others will be able to use it for their own projects. If you're interested
in helping with this project, Contact
The personality information archive I linked to above is ancient and
pretty useless (much of it has been deleted as it was of questionable
A much better site on these topics has been developed-
The Personality Project.
The original archive was culled from postings to alt.psychology.personality
newsgroup back in 1994. The newsgroup was good (probably still is, but
I haven't read it in a long time.). if you want to check it out, it's been