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Champion is one of the 16 role variants the Keirsey Temperament Sorter is based on. David Keirsey originally described the Champion role variant; however, the personality descriptions of Isabel Myers greatly contributed to its development. Champions correlate with the ENFP Myers-Briggs type.

Champions are introspective, cooperative, informative, and expressive. Champions have a strong desire to make their thoughts known to the world. When Champions speak or write, they are often hoping to use their convictions to motivate others to participate in advocacy or they hope to reveal a hidden truth about the human experience. Champions are greatly concerned with ethics and justice and have a strong desire to speak about current issues and events. They are the most inspiring and animated of the role variants.

Champions are very individualistic and they feel a need to experience significant social events. Champions consider intense emotional experiences to be vital to life and view the world as a drama. They are constantly seeking to learn about everything that has to advancement of good and the retreat of evil in the world.

Champions are keen observers of the people around them. They have exceptional intuitive abilities and are capable of intensely concentrating on a particular individual. Champions are often able to read hidden emotions and to place significance on the actions of others. Champions are constantly scanning their social environment and intriguing characters are not likely to escape their attention. Their attention is usually active rather than passive. Champions are sensitive and alert to what is possible.

Champions are warm, energetic, spontaneous, positive, exuberant and dramatic. Other individuals usually find these personality qualities to be attractive and often want to be in the company of Champions. Champions usually have good people skills and get along well with their colleagues.

The following individuals identified as Champions:

  • Paul Robeson
  • Bill Moyers]
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Edith Wharton
  • Phil Donahue
  • Carl Rogers
  • Sargent Shriver
  • Joan Baez
  • Charles Dickens

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