Artisans are the temperament with a natural ability to
excel in any of the
arts, not only the fine arts such as painting and sculpting, or the performing arts such as music,
theater, and dance, but also the athletic, military, political, mechanical, and industrial arts, as
well as the "art of the deal" in business.
All Artisans share the following core characteristics:
- Artisans tend to be fun-loving, optimistic, realistic, and focused on the here and now.
- Artisans pride themselves on being unconventional, bold, and spontaneous.
- Artisans make playful mates, creative parents, and troubleshooting leaders.
- Artisans are excitable, trust their impulses, want to make a splash, seek stimulation,
prize freedom, and dream of mastering action skills.
Artisans are most at home in the real world of solid objects that can be made and manipulated,
and of real-life events that can be experienced in the here and now. Artisans have exceptionally
keen senses, and love working with their hands. They seem right at home with tools, instruments,
and vehicles of all kinds, and their actions are usually aimed at getting them where they want to
go, and as quickly as possible. Thus Artisans will strike off boldly down roads that others might
consider risky or impossible, doing whatever it takes, rules or no rules, to accomplish their goals.
This devil-may-care attitude also gives the Artisans a winning way with people, and they are
often irresistibly charming with family, friends, and co-workers.
Artisans want to be where the action is; they seek out adventure and show a constant hunger
for pleasure and stimulation. They believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things
that aren't fun or exciting is a waste of time. Artisans are impulsive, adaptable, competitive, and
believe the next throw of the dice will be the lucky one. They can also be generous to a fault,
always ready to share with their friends from the bounty of life. Above all, Artisans need to be
free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated;
they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must
be enjoyed, for tomorrow never comes.
There are many Artisans, perhaps 30 to 35 percent of the population, which is good, because they
create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.
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