THE FOUR TEMPERAMENT THEORY
Psychologist researchers have discovered why human behaviours differ from one person to the other.
Man Know Thyself
I would walk you through a brief description of these character traits.
The choleric temperament is the rarest of the four primary types. In particular, females with the choleric type as their primary temperament are extremely rare. It is more common for choleric to be a secondary temperament, although even this is not as common as other combinations.
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They are naturally proud
They are very extrovert
They are domineering
They love to lead and direct affairs
mostly seek to be in control of situations
They always want to be on top and be seen
They exhibit high level of resilience
They usually do not relent, until they’ve succeeded, however:
They are easily angered
They are hot tempered
They are irascible
Cholerics are alphas of our specie
M E L A N C H O L I C S
Melancholic people are very social and seek to contribute to the community. Being extremely thorough and accurate, they are fantastic managers with good personalities.People with melancholic personalities love traditions. Women cook for men; men open doors for women.
They love their families and friends and, unlike sanguine people, they do not look for novelty and adventure. Even more so, they avoid it as much as they can.
Someone with a melancholic temperament is unlikely to marry a foreigner or leave their homeland for another country.
They are undoubtedly gloomy of mind (especially when an act/situation becomes habitual or prolonged)
They are perfectionists
They are also idealist, who want things to be done in certain way (therefore, they do not vouch for mediocrity)
They only award/appreciate excellent performance/results
They are generally finicky
They hold themselves and others to unrealistically high standards
They enjoy individual studies/learning than group learning
They delight in breaking & setting new records
They are generally bookworms
They easily get distressed when expectations/standards are not met
They are generally neat, organized and focused
Melancholia does not easily share because he/she believe you can’t handle it the way he/she wants it
P H L E G M A T I C
You might know an easy-going, peace-loving, non-rebellious, stress-free neighbour who just wants everything to be the way they should be. A phlegmatic is hardly confrontational, he/she easily apologizes for doing something wrong in order to maintain a peaceful and cordial atmosphere. Most of the time, he/she needs to be pressured to produce results. Left on her own, a phlegmatic wants to lie on his bed watching the television idly. He just wants to avoid anything that would bring stress or tension.
A phlegmatic might be that man who leaves all the decision making to his wife. Or that women who has no opinion of her own and relies on whatever her spouse says.
They are generally meek, submissive and introverts
They live to please others (epitome of eye service)
They are also workaholics
They do not act as if they are better than others
They are eager to please others rather than asserting their own desires
They are not easily excited to actions or display of emotion, apathetic, sluggish etc…
They are extremely slow-paced and stubborn
They go through life doing as little as possible, quietly and expending little energy
They are very emotional, yet, able to accommodate/tolerate everyone
They are not daring due to unnecessary apprehensions
They are easily persuaded
They are able to endure pressure or hardship
They are not sex fun and can survive for long without sex
They are mostly vulnerable to social vices
Phlegmatic mostly performs abysmally in leadership positions
S A N G U I N E
You must have met someone or have a friend who is just too cool (it might even be you). A sanguine loves enjoying life. He/she is flamboyant, likes gatherings, outings and parties. They are the kind that can light up a boring day. As a friend, he/she is very lively to be with.
However, a sanguine doesn’t like commitment. As a result, he/she might not be very reliable. People in this group are also easily distracted as everything catches his/her attention. She is an impulsive buyer and talker and liar. He may find it hard to keep only one girlfriend. In most cases, a sanguine is no very good academically. He/she finds academics boring.
They are easily noted by their cheerful mood
They are very optimistic, hopeful & confident
They are boisterous, bubbly, chatty & openly emotional
They are socially extroverts
They easily forgive and let go
They love to comment on whatever they see/hear
They find social interactions with faces both familiar and unfamiliar
They have mastery over emotional tendencies
They do not intentionally plan to learn, yet, they are able to grasp information just by audio or visual
They are often disorganized and faulter in their discretions
Sanguine easily commit unpardonable mistakes (eg cheating in relationships)
These are inbuilt abilities or virtues God, in His infinite wisdom has deposited in every human being.
These characteristics differentiate you from the rest, making you distinct.
It must also be noted, that one person can exhibit all the four categories, however, one of them would dominate or be profound.
None of these four temperamental traits is EVIL, you only have to know/identify yourself and manage it.
It’s expedient to know yourself in order to help you know others.
This shall enhance healthy relationships with every individual.
Do not forget, that Nature and Nurture have the tendencies of altering these traits.
Try and discover yours too. Life gets better when you know who you are living with and when you know those around you as well.