Your TEMPERAMENT is....?

  • alphatop

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    Apr 08, 2011 5:03 AM GMT
    Your temperament is
    a) sanguine
    b) choleric
    c) melancholic or
    d) phlegmatic


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    A. Sanguine

    1. Influencing of others, SP - Artisan - The Sanguine is receptive by nature and outgoing. He is usually called a 'super-extrovert'. This temperament is usually thought of as a "natural salesman" but they also tend to enter professions that are outgoing such as acting.

    He "leads into a room with his mouth" and is never at a loss for words. His outgoing nature makes him the envy of more timid temperament types. He is most comfortable around people and does not like being alone. He is often known as a "toucher"; reaching out and touching the arm or shoulder of the person he is talking with. This can make more introverted temperaments nervous and uncomfortable.

    His energy can make him seem more confident than he actually is and his cheery disposition often cause others to excuse his weaknesses by saying, "That's just how he is". The sanguine is mostly a happy person whom others are glad to have around.

    The weakness of the sanguine include a lack of discipline which can be expressed in many ways - including a generally "messy" lifestyle or overeating. The sanguine is the most emotional of the temperaments and can burst into tears or a rage without warning. These "bursts" are usually over as fast as they occur but this lack of emotional consistency can affect other areas of his life. He may be "morally flexible" and may take advantage of others via his good nature.

    A sanguine's tremendous personal talents can be made or broken by his lack of self-discipline.

    B. Choleric

    1. Decisive, NT - Rational - The choleric is the most forceful and active of the four types. He is strong-willed and independent and opinionated. The choleric thrives on activity. He is the most practical and makes sound, quick decisions. He is not afraid of obstacles and tends to drive right through or over problems. He is probably the strongest natural leader of the four types. He has the most problem with anger and does not display compassion easily. He is quick to recognize opportunities and quick to capitalize on them - though details irritate him and, unless he learns to delegate, he will often gloss over details. His strong will and determination may drive him to succeed where more gifted people give up.

    The choleric is a developer and may be seen in construction supervision or coaching or law enforcement. Most entrepreneurs are choleric. Because of their impatience they often end up doing everything themselves. A choleric is extremely goal/task oriented in leading others. His biggest weakness as a leader is a tendency to run right over people if he feels they are in his way. He assumes that approval and encouragement will lead others to slack off and he probably finds criticism and faultfinding more useful for his purposes. Through his natural determination he may succeed where others may give up.

    A choleric's weaknesses include anger and hostility. A choleric is the most likely to have an active temper; he is a door slammer and horn blower and he can carry a grudge for a long time. This includes a cutting and sarcastic tongue and the choleric will rarely hesitate to tell someone off. The choleric is the least likely to show affection or any public show of emotion. His emotions are the lease developed of all the temperaments. Additionally a choleric can be inconsiderate, opinionated and crafty in getting their own way.

    C. Melancholy

    1. Conscientious, SJ - Guardian - The melancholy is an introverted temperament type. His natural style is analytical and perfectionist. He is the most moody of types ranging from highly "up" to gloomy and depressed. During his low periods he can be very antagonistic and does not make friends easily. He is the most dependable of the temperaments due to his perfectionist tendencies. His analytical ability allows him to accurately diagnose obstacles and problems, which often keep him from making changes - he prefers the status quo and may seem overly pessimistic.

    He may choose a difficult life vocation involving personal sacrifice. Many melancholies become doctors or scientists or artists. Their interpersonal style can be critical and negative. He tends to be more indecisive than other types. They have difficulty giving praise and approval because they cannot bring themselves to say something that is not 100% true. They also are usually dissatisfied with themselves being highly self-critical.

    Other weaknesses include being "thin skinned" or touchy and easily offended. He often feels persecuted and may seek revenge for real or imagined insults. He tends to be "all or nothing" in his evaluation of things; everything must be black or white and no shades of gray. He is least likely to consider mitigating circumstances when evaluating a person or situation. No temperament is more likely to be legalistic and rigid. He can be intolerant and impatient with those who do not see things his way.

    D. Phlegmatic

    1. Steady, NF - Idealist - the phlegmatic is best characterized by the words "easy going". He is the calm and steady person who is not easily disturbed. He is the easiest temperament type to get along with. Life for him is happy, unexcited and calm. Underneath the calm exterior, the phlegmatic is the most timid temperament type. He often uses humor to make his points. The phlegmatic is more an observer and does not involve himself in the activities of others.

    Phlegmatics make excellent teachers, counselors and administrators. They are very dependable and organized and, while they never volunteer, they make good group leaders.

    The weakness of a phlegmatic include lack of motivation or even laziness; they appear to lack drive and ambition. A phlegmatic needs to realize that he is not internally motivated and take up activities that force him into action. The phlegmatic is self-protective and may be selfish. He is often very stubborn, though it is hidden beneath his mild-mannered style. He is also the most fearful of temperaments.

    After defining each temperament in "black and white" we must look realize that no one is completely one temperament type. Each of us is a blend of usually two and occasionally 3 types. One temperament type is dominant and one is secondary. And don't forget that training, lifestyle, upbringing and other circumstances may have forced an individual to function "off style". The saddest people I have seen are those who have "put on" a style that is not theirs naturally for so long that it has become a habitual way of life
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    Apr 08, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    I don't get it. How can one's temperament be described as moist?
  • alphatop

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    Apr 08, 2011 5:15 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI don't get it. How can one's temperament be described as moist?



    After defining each temperament in "black and white" we must look realize that no one is completely one temperament type. Each of us is a blend of usually two and occasionally 3 types. One temperament type is dominant and one is secondary. And don't forget that training, lifestyle, upbringing and other circumstances may have forced an individual to function "off style".
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    Apr 08, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    These things have NEVER accurately described me.

    It's kind of weird. Even my psychological evaluation for personality disorders we did for class by an actual psychologist was in the middle of every single thing.

    With that being said, I often love participating in them! This is kind of sweet!
  • alphatop

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    Apr 08, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    For further info, follow this link

    http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Warfield2.html
  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Apr 08, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    AntoNomad saidFor further info, follow this link

    http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Warfield2.html


    Interesting....I fall into two of the 'combination' prototypes.
    Love the quote, "he gets and gives ulcers".... LMAO
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    Apr 08, 2011 2:16 PM GMT
    I'm somewhere between A, B and C
  • hdurdinr

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    Apr 08, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    I'm a mixture of all of them - it depends on the day. Today for instance I was 'b' -I got shit done that needed to be done and lead the way with friends. Other days it will be different.
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    Apr 08, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    Looks like I am cholera hahah,

    Choleric

    No wonder I hate cold.
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    Apr 08, 2011 2:48 PM GMT

    I really think these kinds of four choice things are not accurate, but I'll go with parts of phlegmatic.

    -Doug
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    Apr 08, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Melancholic.
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    Apr 08, 2011 3:54 PM GMT
    75% Melancholic
    25% Phlegmatic
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    Apr 08, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    I don't even understand what I am looking at...
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    Apr 08, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    The link antonomad put up explains it better. I think I'm a choleric/melancholic mix.

    E. ChlorMel (DC) The choleric/melancholy is very industrious and capable. He is both industrious and detailed. He combines verbal aggressiveness with sharp attention to detail. He is very competitive and forceful. He can be autocratic and opinionated with work habits that keep after details until the job is completely finished. He finds interpersonal relationships difficult due to the hard-to-please nature of the choleric and the perfectionism nature of the melancholy.
  • joselitoo

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    Apr 08, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    definately C...^^

    everything matches
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    Apr 08, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
    I have no fucking idea. I just know that part of my temperament is extremely reactive/mercurial/ over excitable.


    I can't say if this is good or bad... and I don't know if I was born with this genetically or if it is just because of all of the horribly messed up situations I've been placed into since arriving on this planet.
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    Apr 08, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    hard and at times rough. otherwise nice.
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    Apr 08, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    75% sanguine, 25% choleric
  • eddieross69

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    Apr 08, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    FierceEyes said

    E. ChlorMel (DC) The choleric/melancholy is very industrious and capable. He is both industrious and detailed. He combines verbal aggressiveness with sharp attention to detail. He is very competitive and forceful. He can be autocratic and opinionated with work habits that keep after details until the job is completely finished. He finds interpersonal relationships difficult due to the hard-to-please nature of the choleric and the perfectionism nature of the melancholy.


    I'm more of this blend than any one singular definition.
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    Apr 08, 2011 7:35 PM GMT
    melancholic for the win..nice post btw..very interesting
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    Apr 08, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    Im probably more phlegmatic but I have quite a few sanguine characteristics=P
  • Doug688

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    Apr 08, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    The division into four "humors" dates back to the 2nd century Greek physician, Galen. Eysenck, H. J. (1963). Biological basis of personality. Nature, 199, 1031-1034.
    Eysenck updated the concept for modern times, basing the types as the four territories between two continua: stable to emotional, and extroverted to introverted.

    Perhaps an even better division was developed by Carl Jung and his archetypes which is the basis for this book: Bolen, J. S. (1989). The gods in every man: A new psychology of men. San Francisco: HarperCollins.
    Bolen identifies six Greek gods that are "archetypes" or personality points within each of us. At times one god dominates our behavior and thinking, while at other times another takes over. Zeus is the CEO who thinks he is entitled to interns, Dionysus is smoking pot, etc. Worth checking out in relation to this thread.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 08, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    C, essentially, with a fair dose of A. Which is quite AC/DC.
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    Apr 08, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    Mix of A and D
  • XxXxXxAZNxXxX...

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    Apr 08, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    Melancholic