I got the "Please Understand Me 2" some weeks ago and there is something bothering me.
See, Keirsey writes with a long experience and the observations he made goes back decades. So he has a bit different perspective from mine. His view of the temperaments mostly matches my own observation, exept for the SJs. Keirsey talks about their values and such, but I can't connect his view with the real life. I thought about this and came to a conclusion that his observations might have been outdated.
This is quite logical, actually. The SJs are for the reason of maintaining the culture, so they must be easily shaped into that culture and the shaping has to last a long time, a lifetime maybe. So, if the SJ of the sixties would think that marriage is "the thing to do", today's SJ might think that "sex in the city" is the way. And, even if they seem to do exactly the opposite now, they do it for the same reason than fifty years ago.
I think this is quite important to consider when trying to think about the things the temperaments do. If this is true, it means that most of the stuff written about SJs are too time-and-culture related. What do you think?