The four temperaments Or What is your basic attitude towards life?
A super extrovert Generally the first to speak A good salesman type
A strong natural leader
Perfectionist Analytical, somewhat critical
Very quiet Rarely gets angry Experiences many fears and worries
Goal-oriented, activist, practical Strong-willed, stick-to-it-iveness, determined, decisive Optimistic, self-confident Domineering, aggressive, hot-tempered With leadership ability, outgoing, selfsufficient Insensitive, unsympathetic, sarcastic SOURCE: www.uen.org
Very quiet, introvert Easy going, calm and cool, witty dry humor, likes to tease Indecisive, slow and lazy, not aggressive Efficient, dependable, orderly, works well under pressure Pessimistic Selfish, stingy Spectator in life SOURCE: www.uen.org
Talkative, enjoyable, friendly, outgoing, optimistic Emotional, compassionate Has difficulty keeping resolutions, weakwilled Optimistic, impractical Undisciplined, implusive, has difficulty keeping appointments Restless, has difficulty concentrating Live in present Egotistical SOURCE: www.uen.org
Feels deeply, sensitive, introspective, creative Self-centered, easily offended, harbors resentment, moody, indecisive Perfectionist, critical, pessimistic Faithful friend, self-sacrificing Like behind the scenes Suspicious SOURCE: www.uen.org
An Unscientific (but Fun) Way to Know Your Temperament
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Fun Way No. 1: The Flat Hat
Imagine that you walk into a park and sit on a bench. You put your hat down beside you and turn to read your paper. Meanwhile, someone comes and sits on your hat and the hat goes flat.
The choleric gets angry.
He sees his hat and is filled with rage. He turns red in his face and starts yelling, "Now look what you've done! What kind of an idiot are you? Do you know how much this hat cost? You're going to have to pay for it, you know." The choleric person will calm down only after he has been promised full compensation for the damage.
The phlegmatic remains calm.
The phlegmatic waits until the other person has left. He takes his flat hat and puts it calmly on his head and walks away whistling.
The sanguine finds it funny.
When the sanguine person turns back and sees what has happened, he starts laughing. To him the hat looks so funny.
The melancholic cries and cries. The melancholic sees his flat hat and he starts crying, "Oh, my beautiful hat, it's ruined. I got it from my grandfather, it had great sentimental value." Nothing the other person says or does can make things right anymore.
Fun Way No. 2: How do you drive?
The choleric are daring drivers. Some might even say too daring. They want to get from place to place FAST. They are always speeding. What could be a better way to save time, they think.
The phlegmatic are S-L-O-W drivers. Phlegmatic people are Sunday drivers seven days a week. They are SLOW. They take their time enjoying the scenery. Sometimes they are so slow that they are a danger to other drivers.
The sanguine looks you in the eye – and you're seated at the back seat! A sanguine person drives unpredictably. Sometimes he speeds and the next minute he slows down and soon speeds up again. And no one knows why. He likes talking and if he has company in the car he has trouble concentrating on driving.
The melancholic drives carefully.
They drive according to speed limits and all other traffic regulations. They keep a driving diary. They study road maps in advance. They are the ones who always know the best route from place A to place B.
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