Wednesday, 25 March 2015

What's Your Temperament?

Nowadays, we easily forget about ourselves and we are often caught in the rush of the cotidian, stressful life, which makes us loose control of our inner being, our passions and our qualities. All of this day-by-day useless problems makes us focus on unimportant stuff and forget about what really matters in our life, that being ourselves. Our true selves. This is why many people these days don't know anymore who they really are and what their personal values are.

This thought came in my mind a couple of days ago, after my Psihology class. We've started learning and discussing about personality and temperament, which is one of the most interesting lessons so far, pretty much because it focuses on our traits and we identify with them. This way, we've learnt that there are four types of temperaments, elaborated by the Greek physicians. Let me describe them to you in a few words and see which one defines you the best!



This kind of people tend to be egocentric and extroverted. They are impulsive, excitable and they have a lot of energy and, sometimes, aggression. They try to install their passions in others. They are very sociable, but their speaking tends to be fast, with many gestures. They are capable of strong, but unequal feelings, that's why they sometimes may seem bipolar. They are restless, being capable of a long period effort. They are willing to lead in a group and they are good at planning, getting the job done efficiently.


People with this temperament tend to be lively, sociable, carefree and talkative (they have a fluent speech). They may be optimistic, warm-hearted and full of good vibes. They have a lot of ideas and imagination and they tend to make friends easily. Pedagogically, their attention can be best reached by awakening their love for a subject and admiration for people. They can be good leaders, though they may struggle with following tasks all the way through and be chronically late or forgetful. Also, they tend to be superficial, especially in their affective


They have a calm temperament and they may be private, thoughtful, reasonable, patient, really slow, caring and tolerant. They tend to have a rich inner life and be content with themselves. They don't quit until they reach their purposes, they prefer routine activities and challenges scare them. They experience strong emotional feelings and they tend to have long relationships. They are steady and faithful friends. Their speech tends to be slow and they may appear clumsy or hesitant.


This kind of people may appear serious, introverted and lonely. They are very sensible, solitary and they don't talk too much. They are capable of strong affective feelings and are susceptible to depression and moodiness. They are not really sociable, thus they often prefer to do things themselves. They feel good in small groups, like family or close friends.

After you read all of them, you can try and see which one is the dominant temperament for you. It is perfectly normal to find yourself in more than one, but there still is a type that suits you the most. What I think it's most important about temperament is that we are born with it and we can do nothing to change it. We can just adjust it a little bit. This way, the temperament can NOT be evaluated. There  are neither bad nor good temperaments. This being said, people, stop being judgemental. Start learning that each one of us is unique and has definitory traits that shape them as a person. There is no point in judging all this traits. The way that you can be an extrovert, other can be introvert. Take a minute to read about these 4 types of temperaments and, maybe, they may change your point of view.  You can see that I have also put their associated elements, which is a really interesting part for me.

Also, I just wanted to mention how good is to see people learning about themselves and just reminding, thanks to a trivial psychology lesson, their personal qualities. We should all start appreciating more and more the ones around us.

I am sanguine and a bit of choleric, what about you?


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