There have been times while talking with friends and family, discussing people’s behavior, and I then bring up the issue of temperament, they seem not to know anything about it or have a clue what am on about and this stirs up their curiosity and they want to know more and also to identify what their temperament is.
Most of the time you wonder why people behave and act the way they do, you see some people that gets so angry uncontrollably, some are very calm and quiet in nature, some are in-between , while some are all over the place. We are all born with different traits which we get from our both parents, these traits make up who we are i.e. our temperament and personality.
Some people are unable to manage their temperaments, as they are yet to learn how to master it. All temperaments have its weaknesses and strengths, ability to identify this is very vital, and a plus. When we have enough knowledge about temperaments and personality types, it really helps to improve how we relate to people in general, whether at work, church, at a gathering etc
Our temperament is determinant to nearly everything we do i.e the way we eat, the way we drive, the way we write, the way we talk, the way we react, the list goes on and on.
People have asked me in the past how many types of temperaments/personalities are there, and my answer has always been, there are basically 4 types of temperaments, and they are namely:
- The Choleric
- The Sanguine
- The Melancholy
- The Phlegmatic
These temperaments can be summed into 2, namely Introvert and extroverts, or Thinkers and cheerful.
The Choleric and Sanguine are the extrovert/Cheerful while Melancholy and Phlegmatic are The introverts/Thinkers.