Notice which table you scored highest in and refer to the back for an description of each temperament type. Remember, each person is a blend of each type, and . INSTRUCTIONS:This is a Personality Temperament Test taken from Tim LaHaye's book, "Why assess your temperament of potential strengths & weaknesses. Give Yourself a Temperament Test. Instructions: Relax, get in a quiet place, and read the entire test before making any markings. Before each word on the test.
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Check the boxes below that describe your habitual tendencies, the pattern of reaction evident from childhood, with regard to each of the following qualities. TEMPERAMENT TEST. Put a tick on all that apply. C. Fun loving & playful ____. Very optimistic. ____. Animated and lively ____. Very spontaneous ____. Personality Test. Taken from Florence Littauer's Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by. Understanding Yourself. Directions – In each of the following.
They are skeptical and do not trust easy; they need to investigate the facts on their own, relying on their own logic and reasoning. If they are absorbed in something, do not even bother trying to get their attention. Many great charismatic military and political figures were Cholerics. They set high standards, are diligent and hard-working, are rarely satisfied, and never give up their attempts to succeed.
Choleric women are very rare, but strangely are very popular people. The Choleric does not have many friends though he needs them , and he has a tendency to fall into deep sudden depression, and is much prone to mood swings.
The Bible characters that seem to best fit the characteristics of a Choleric are the apostle Paul, James, Martha and Titus. The Phlegmatic is most often a female who tends to be easygoing, content with herself, calm, cool and collected, tolerant of others, well-balanced, sympathetic, kind, unassuming, keeps emotions hidden, is happily reconciled to life, not in a hurry, has many friends, avoids conflict, inoffen-sive, quiet but witty, agreeable and intuitive… though they are very peaceful, patient and adaptable, they tend to be reluctant, indecisive and a worrier.
They are wonderful at gathering facts, classifying them, and seeing the relationship between them; basically, they are good at generalizing, seeing the bigger picture, and reading between the lines. They are accepting, affectionate, frequently shy, and often prefer stability to uncertainty and change.
Because they are fearful, indecisive and hesitant of things in life, they have a compromising nature. Phleg-matics often worries about everything. They are interested in cooperation and interpersonal harmony, and this is why they preserve their family ties and friendships.
They could be described as considerate, charitable, sympathetic, trusting, warm, calm, relaxed, consistent, rational, curious, and observant — this makes them good adminis-trators. Phlegmatic men and women strive for greater self-knowledge, and seek to contribute to society at large. On the negative side, they are often selfish, self-righteous, judge others easily, resist change, stay uninvolved, dampen enthusiasm, and can be passive-aggressive. In large part, the Phlegmatic temperament is deemed to be a neutral temperament.
The Bible characters that seem to best fit the characteristics of a Phlegmatic are Joseph, Timothy and Barnabas. They tend to be deep-thinkers and feelers who often see the negative attributes of life, rather than the good and positive things.
They are self-reliant and independent and get wholly involved in what they are doing. Melancholies can be highly creative in activities such as art, literature, music, health-care and ministry, and can become preoccupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world; they long to make a significant and lasting difference in the world.
Melancholies usually have a high degree of perfectionist tendencies, especially in regards to their own lives or performance. They are serious, purposeful, analytical, musical, artistic, talented, creative, self-sacrificing, conscien-tious, idealistic, philosophical, and are genius prone. They tend to be highly organized, schedule oriented, economical, tidy, neat, detail conscious, finish what they start, like charts, graphs, figures and lists, see the problems and are able to identify creative solutions with ease.
Sadly, many Melancholies are also victims of deep bouts of depression that come from great dissatisfaction, disappointment, hurtful words or events.
Melancholy personalities are people who have a deep love for others, while usually holding themselves in contempt. In short, melancholies take life very seriously too much so sometimes and it often leaves them feeling blue, helpless or even hopeless.
Because they are deeply caring people, they make great doctors, nurses, social workers, ministers, and teachers. This comes from a deep sense of what others are feeling or experiencing and the inward need to reach out and do something in order to help them. The Bible characters that seem to best fit the characteristics of a Melancholy are Moses and Abraham. Good in details; careful. Closing note to this section: The biblical characters listed above — Joseph, Timothy, Barnabas, David, Peter, Paul, James, Titus, Martha, Moses, and Abraham — obviously possessed temperaments other than the one attributed to them.
These individuals were chosen because of the behavioral tendencies they demonstrated at various times in biblical history. They are people-oriented and enthusiastic but with the resolutions of the Choleric tempering the lack of organization of the Sanguine.
He is almost always a sports enthusiast and is ideal in sales. He can talk too much and can be obnoxious if threatened. The forgetfulness of the Sanguine and the caustic nature of the Choleric may make them hurtful without realizing it.
These are extremely happy and carefree individuals who live to help people. They would not purposely hurt anyone but they must fight a lack of workplace motivation; they would rather visit than work. Whatever his profession, his brain is always active and engaged.
His weaknesses combine the quick anger of the Sanguine with the resentment of the Choleric. He gets AND gives ulcers. He may leave people including spouse and children shell-shocked and resentful because of his angry outbursts. 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 perfectionistic nature of the Melancholy. He is extremely capable in the long run though he may not impress you that way at first. He is organized and a good planner.
He often gets more accomplished than other temperaments because he always thinks in terms of enlisting others to help him. His weaknesses include a tendency to quietly harbor bitterness rather than letting it out. Acknowledging weaknesses is difficult for him and he tends to worry about his performance in life activities. This article is about one of the oldest personality type systems in the world — four temperaments system. The origins of this typology belong to Graeco-Arabic medicine where it was successfully used to treat illnesses.
In fact, it is still used today by practitioners of traditional medicine around the world.
At the heart of this typology is ancient medical concept — humorism. Here are the four temperaments and their predominant humors bodily fluids:. However, most people have mixed temperaments, and judging solely by appearance may be difficult for untrained enthusiasts such as ourselves. Useful charts were provided by Dr. Paul Hysen, Ph.
Here is his chart for pure temperaments , and here is his chart for mixed temperaments. Four Temperaments Test — take this quick test to find your predominant and secondary temperaments. Modern medicine rejects this typology, but many new personality theories were developed from this ancient concept, often disguised under different names. Modern psychology is not much kinder to four temperaments concept and, in general, dismisses most personality theories altogether.
Despite that, usage of terms — sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric, and melancholic — persists in both scientific and everyday language. Sanguine Personality Type People with sanguine personality type tend to be lively, optimistic, buoyant, and carefree.
They love adventure and have a high risk tolerance. Typically, Sanguine people are very poor at tolerating boredom and will seek variety and entertainment.
Needless to say, this trait may sometimes negatively affect their romantic relationships. Because this temperament is prone to pleasure-seeking behaviors, many people with sanguine personality are likely to struggle with addictions.
Their constant cravings may lead to overeating and weight problems. These people are very creative and may become great artists. In addition, they are fantastic entertainers and will naturally do well if they choose careers in entertainment industry.
Their natural abilities will also serve them well if they choose jobs related to. Phlegmatic Personality Type Someone with phlegmatic personality type is usually a people person.
They seek interpersonal harmony and close relationships.