Sunday, 24 April 2011

TEMPERAMENTS - Arlee's A to Z - Temperamental tendencies

Each of the four temperaments has a driving need.

Characters with melancholy temperaments fear of rejection and/or the unknown. They have low self-esteem. They reject others first before they can be rejected.
Characters with a supine temperament are driven to gain acceptance by liking and serving others. They have low self-esteem.
Characters with a sanguine personality are driven by the need for attention. They sell themselves using charm. To avoid rejection they accept others too readily. Their self esteem is resilient. Even if circumstances force a crisis of their esteem they bounce back determined to continue to impress others.
Characters with a choleric temperament are motivated by self-determined goals. Other people are seen as tools to be used in order to achieve their desires.
Characters with a phlegmatic temperament lack of a driving need except the need to preserve their low reserves of energy.
Temperamental, today?
taken aback,  temperamental, temperate, tenacious, tender, tepid, terrified, terrorized. Testy, thankful, threatened, thrilled, ticked off, timid, tired, tolerant, tormented, torn, tortured, touched, tranquil, treacherous, treasured, trepidation, triumphant, troubled, trusting

Peace and goodwill, Happy Easter to those who are celebrating.


  1. I find personality and temperament theories fascinating.

  2. Hi Donna
    Thanks for stopping by. I agree. Personality and temperament are fascinating. The personality is the general behaviour we dress ourselves in and it is patch-worked together by our history and our response to the people we are with.