If you identified with the Gold description words in part 4 of the free personality quiz, your type is also known as the Guardian or SJ (Sensing, Judging) temperament. These temperaments are based on two of your preferences – they way you collect information and the way you prefer to live in the outside world. Golds collect information through their senses, whether that means experiencing the situation directly or learning from the experiences of others. In this preference, they are just like Reds. The difference is that Golds lead their lives according to an organized, structured plan.
Most people see Golds as the picture of responsibility. This is the person to let lead when you want someone to bring order out of chaos. Regardless of outside forces, last minute changes, and obstacles, a Gold temperament will hold to the plan and get the task done. This person can be your rock in times of upheaval. Golds are the traditionalists, and don’t usually take the spotlight. An example of a Gold is Goose in the movie Top Gun – respectful of the rules, a solid partner and friend, an island of calm in a chaotic world.
Golds come in many varieties – after all, there are four full personality types for each of the four temperaments. There are Introverted and Extraverted Golds, Golds that make decisions based on logical facts (Thinking) and those that make decisions based on personal values (Feeling). The four types of Golds are:
- Gold Otters: Extraverted and Feeling (ESFJ)
- Gold Retrievers: Introverted and Feeling (ISFJ)
- Gold Lions: Extraverted and Thinking (ESTJ)
- Gold Beavers: Introverted and Thinking (ISTJ)
I hope this article has helped you to understand the Gold temperament better, whether this described you or someone you know.