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The Possibilities of Applying the Personal Typology of D. Keirsey in the Identification of Gifted Adolescents

Belskaya Natalya Anatolyevna, Institute of Gifted Child, National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine

The paper presents the results of the study of adolescent giftedness in the context of the personal typology of K. Young-D. Keirsey. A comparative analysis of the distribution of temperaments types (in the sense of D. Keirsey) on the Western samples of gifted adolescent , on the one hand, and the winners of the competition in the Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, was carried out. It is proved that the frequencies of NT and SJ temperament types in both samples are generally consistent, namely: they are represented significantly more often and less often than the average, respectively. This confirms the essential “diversity” in the realization of the intellectual potential by the bearers of these temperaments in the general population. In turn, on the Ukrainian sample of gifted high school students, the success of representatives of the SP- temperament was even greater than that of NT-types, and this fact refutes the idea of it as a bearer of weak academic abilities. Also on our sample, fact of the high creative resource of the NF-temperament, revealed in the studies of Western colleagues, was not confirmed. However, given the insufficient volume of the Ukrainian sample (N = 378 pupils), the results need to be clarified through duplicate studies.


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