They are timid, may appear unsure, and have a serious expression. When Melancholies sink to their weaknesses they become destructive to themselves and those close to them. Put me on the computer and set me in the corner and I will do what I am told and won't bother you, or give me any kind of project you need done that I can do. Your Temperament: Discover Its Potential. Melancholies probe for the hidden meaning behind your words. Additionally, phlegmatics are indecisive, stubborn and teasing.
They tend to have a negative attitude toward something new until they have had time to think it through. But she is very much afraid of disgrace and humiliation. She has great sympathy for others and a keen desire to help them. She has a strong will On no, both of my temperaments have a strong will - no wonder. The traits of the primary temperament, Sanguine, may be altered or modified in some significant way due to the influence of the secondary temperament. Necessary punishment must be given with precaution and great kindness and the slightest appearance of injustice must be carefully avoided.
Their attention span is based on whether or not they are interested in the person or event. She is also slow, not lazy, at her work or activities. They think big and seek positions of authority. A high score on both scales corresponds to the Sanguine. The melancholy is despondent and without courage. If I didn't already know my temperament for certain I would opt for the 7-8 page selection.
This allows them to participate based on their second temperament in any kind of human activity. The major traits of this personality type are seriousness and modesty. They are hardly attracted to lofty goals and ideals. They do not require as much sleep as the other temperaments, so their activity seems endless. They want to be the best, to be looked up to by others, to rule others. It has been that way since I was a teen-ager. Being inclined to introspection she secludes herself from the crowds, forgets her environment, and makes poor use of her senses - eyes, ears, etc.
They easily empathize with others and have the ability to make very deep commitments. Link to this page: phlegmatic This results in the cheerful sanguine being characterized by speed and force of feeling but not by depth, while the sad melancholic by less speed and force of feeling but with greater depth, and the fierce choleric by speed and force of action but not by depth, while the calm phlegmatic by less speed and force of action but with greater depth. Why You Act the Way You Do. They hardly express any emotions. Modern medical science does not define a fixed relationship between internal secretions and personality, although some psychological personality type systems use categories similar to the Greek temperaments.
They are by far the easiest people with whom to get along—as long as you do not try to alter their routine or ask them to change. She is a good counselor in difficulties, and a prudent, trustworthy, and well-meaning superior. She often displays great reserve and thereby gives the impression of modesty and humility; in reality she retires only because she is afraid of being put to shame. That meant that the choleric and melancholy both would tend to hang on to emotions like , and thus appear more serious and critical than the fun-loving sanguine, and the peaceful phlegmatic. He had learnt morality from Fenelon's teaching, and showed himself throughout his life strongly adverse to the moral laxity of his grandfather and of most of the princes of his time. Moreover, people with phlegmatic personality are agreeable.
Melancholies when rising to their strengths, and once these strengths are brought under God, the Melancholy is capable of great and wonderful things. They are introverted and try to avoid being singled out in a crowd. They seldom, if ever, use these ideas and talents because it would require expending to much energy and effort, to put these ideas into action. They get so involved in conversations that they easily forget about time, and are often late arriving at their destination. In an unfamiliar situation or a new team, it takes time before a person adapts and makes friends. When faced with obstacles, phlegmatic people will typically stop and fumble around, unsure of what to do next. Remember, there are at least three levels of intensity of a temperament: classic, moderate, and mild.
They enjoy spending time with pals and are extremely loyal to friends, sticking with them no matter what happens, even through abuse. Choleric, sanguine, melancholic, and phlegmatic temperaments: 17c. People with phlegmatic personalities are excellent listeners and therefore make good mediators. They will try to inspire others to do something, but are not likely to personally get involved themselves. Rather doing or saying the wrong thing, phlegmatics will do or say nothing at all. Scores in these scales range from 0 to 9. Short, concise answers will appeal to them.
It is necessary to have a sympathetic understanding of the melancholy. My husband is the one who is social between the two of us. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. If confronted, phlegmatics tend to admit fault in order to avoid hostilities. Help them set their own goals and reward them if they achieve them. They may lack the energy required to make the most of their talents. They can be suspicious and jump to unfounded conclusions.
She will show herself very grateful for such kindness. The melancholy does not feel at home among a crowd for any length of time; she loves silence and solitude. Affection Strengths of The Phlegmatic: Well balanced, easygoing, non-demanding, calm and realistic in demands for love and affection. It takes work and being on guard daily. Even in their piety and faith, they have no aspirations. She does not easily find the right word to express and describe her sentiments.