As a Shaper, you thrive on self-expression and action. The famous rally cry, “Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!” wouldn’t apply to you because, chances are, your engine’s already started. That said, a break in the action could give you an excellent chance to reflect on the fact that not everyone is so accustomed to living in the moment, or built for high-spirited activity. How can you benefit from understanding who is and who isn’t? Or, when to temporarily disengage from the desire to satisfy some pursuit, and when to forge ahead? The answer is that when you discover your temperament, and the kind of experiences you’re seeking in life, you’ll learn the best road to take to expressing your own unique gifts.

The New Temperament will show you the kind of Shaper temperament you have. If other people seem more like pylons on life’s journey, you’ll have a better understanding of what makes them tick, as well as yourself. And if you ever feel stuck, you’ll learn what may be holding you back and how to handle the kinds of challenges that are likely to come your way.