TEMPERAMENTS---Do you know yours?

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Our temperaments affect our behavior and the knowledge of it enhances our psychology as we are able to know our strengths (sharpen our assets) and weakness (to improve on ourselves).
Humanly speaking, there is no other influence in one's life more powerful than your temperaments. Basically, temperaments influence everything that we do from sleep habits to study habits to eating style to the way you get along (socialize) with other people.

It is essential to know your temperament as well as being able to analyze other people's temperaments, not to condemn them but in order to understand and maximize your connection with them. In other to fully comprehend what this write up entails, I'll give a brief description of what temperament is about, in case you are just hearing the word for the first time.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary,

“Temperament is the peculiar or distinguishing mental or physical character determined by the relative proportions of the humor according to medieval physiology. i.e., it is the usual attitude, mood or behavior of a person.”
"Or simply put, it is a characteristic or habitual inclination.”

Basically, temperaments refer to habits we exhibit or the way we respond to certain things. It is safe to say that some temperaments are inherited from our parents, others can be seen to relate to our zodiac sign and these traits are largely responsible for one's actions, reactions, emotional responses and to a large extent, everything we do.
Most people are completely unaware of this extremely powerful force that influences their behavior. Consequently, instead of cooperating with it and using it, they conflict with their inner power and often try to make something of themselves that they never intended to be, and this limits them personally.

Buttressing further, there are four basic temperaments and an identification of our combination, will help us to understand our personality traits. Although everybody has more than one temperament, one basically dominates.
They include:

🌠 The Sparky Sanguine

🌠 The Rocky Choleric

🌠 The Martin Melancholy

🌠 The Philip Phlegmatic

These are the four temperaments that dwell on the inside of a person, and I'll be enlightening you on how to identify the part (temperaments) you belong, knowing your strengths and weaknesses, knowing that of others as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

Sparky Sanguine

The sparky sanguine is kind, buoyant, lively and an enjoying person. He/she is considered a super extrovert. A sanguine is noisy, blustering and friendly. This friendly ways makes a sanguine appear more confident that he really is but his energy and lovable disposition gets a sanguine through the rough spots of life.


  • They're outgoing
  • Responsive
  • Warm and friendly
  • Talkative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Compassionate


  • Undisciplined
  • Unproductive
  • Emotionally unstable
  • Egocentric
  • Exaggerates

Rocky Choleric

This set of people are hot, quick, active, practical, strong-willed, self-sufficient and very independent. Choleric’s are narrow-minded and decisive, they find it easy to make decisions both for themselves and others. Rocky Choleric stimulates his environment with endless ideas, plans, goals, and ambitions. They don't engage in aimless activities. Mr. RC is not frightened by adversities; in fact, he is encouraged by it and his tenacious determination allows Mr. RC to succeed where others have failed.


  • Strong willed
  • Independent
  • Visionary
  • Practical
  • Productive
  • Decisive
  • Leader


  • Cold
  • Unemotional
  • Impetuous
  • Self-sufficient
  • Unforgiving
  • Domineering
  • Sarcastic
  • Angry
  • Cruel

Martin Melancholy

This set of people are analytical, self-sacrificing, gifted, perfectionist, very sensitive emotional nature. The M&M's are faithful friends, sometimes in a mood of emotional ecstasy or inspiration, a great work of art or genius is accomplished.


  • Gifted
  • Analytical
  • Aesthetic
  • Self-sacrificing
  • Industrious
  • Self-disciplined


  • Moody
  • Self-centered
  • Persecution prone
  • Revengeful
  • Touchy
  • Theoretical
  • Unsociable
  • Critical
  • Negative

The Philip Phlegmatic

P&P is calm, easy going, never gets upset, unruffled, never seem agitated, avoids violence, has a good retentive mind and a natural peacemaker.


  • Calm
  • Quiet
  • Easy going
  • Dependable
  • Objective
  • Diplomatic
  • Efficient
  • Organized
  • Practical
  • Humorous


  • Unmotivated
  • Procrastinator
  • Selfish
  • Stingy
  • Fearful
  • Worrier


There, you have it! With this description, you'll be able to diagnose which temperament is dominant, although it is imperative you understand that we are all a combination of at least two or three temperaments. Also, you'll be able to identify people's temperaments as well as having to know how to get along with them rather than judge them.

The strengths and weaknesses have been stated out, getting to work on both should be Paramount as this will enhance one's personality in all aspects of life.
Always remember that many succeed momentarily by what they know, some succeed temporarily by what they do but few succeed permanently by what they are.
Remember, by being yourself you put something beautiful in the world that wasn't there before...
Know thyself and do exploits....


  1. Merriam Webster Dictionary- Temperament
  2. The 4 Spirit-Controlled Temperaments
  3. Tim LaHaye- How to be happy though married
  4. The Four Temperaments

Authored by @Winarobert


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Temperament I guess is the in the genes.

You could say that...🙂🙂

Hmm?? I don't know where i am in the four. Hahaha :D I think I am a little bit of all four. Lol :D

Well from there has to be one, whose traits you exhibit more than the rest...

Hmm. I think i am more of the phlegmatic one :D

Oh nice, I'm a smooth blend of M&M with phlegmatic toppings

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