About the author
I am a retired psychology professor and taught for many years at Cal Poly Pomona. My greatest interests have always been in the intricate processes of human development and in the relationship of this to the growth and development of the brain. Some years ago, my daughter, Teri Jourgensen, and I developed measurement scales for temperament in children, based on the ideas behind the Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and the work of David Keirsey on measuring temperament. Our children’s scales, as well as a temperament scale for adults, are all available on our main website http://parentingbytemerament.com . Teri and I have also published a companion book called Parenting by Temperament: The New Revised Raising CuddleBugs and BraveHearts. It is available at Amazon.com.
My family includes four children, eight grandchildren and two very silly labradoodles. I would say that cultivating and growing parentingbytemperament.com and temperamentmatters.com are my greatest source of day to day fascination, and golf my greatest source of day to day frustration/obsession.
About this blog
TemperamentMatters is written for two audiences. The first is those of you in the wide world out there, who may find this to be an intriguing topic as we explore both factual information, all sorts of speculation, and ever evolving news in this area.
The second (and perhaps closest to the heart) audience are the parents who take our temperament scales (called Sorters) and follow the ParentingbyTemperament website. Because these parents are familiar with the temperament terms we use on that site, temperamentmatters.com will sometimes discuss issues that involve those terms. For those not familiar with these terms there are two possible routes to demystification. On the page here, called Temperament Terms we include a brief list of definitions and a briefer list of descriptions. Alternatively, you can have much more fun by going to ParentingbyTemperament.com and taking the adult scale for yourself. It is completely free and includes several feedback pages which will acquaint you with the terms and c0ncepts as they relate to you, specifically.