Temperaments are something we are all born with. They display personality traits like attitudes, personal values, and talents. We can not change our temperament. It is what makes us who we are. We should be thankful God has given us different temperaments. A temperament is the the combination of inborn traits that subconsciously affect man’s behavior. (Lesson 8 notes) Each temperament has its strengths , challenges, Qualities, and shortcomings. The four temperaments were originated in ancient times. They were originally known as the four humors.
We are created in the image of God. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created him.” (KJV) God has given your your temperament for a specific purpose. God has a plan and purpose for our life, so be thankful God made you like he did.
The first temperament is melancholy. Melancholies are introverted sensitive ...view middle of the document...
When they argue they argue for the situation not themselves. They also plan before acting. They do not make rash impulsive decisions. They complain a lot. Not in a demanding way rather than a whining way. They do not take compliments very well. They find them false since they strive for perfection. They find themselves responsible for mistakes, since they aware of their own imperfections. They are very organized people who get upset when things aren't organized. They imagine a perfect world and are often upset since the world can not live up to their standards. They are also very emotional.
The next temperament is phlegmatic. Phlegmatic people are very calm indecisive, and submissive people. They are quick to forgive others. They will even blame themselves just to make everyone happy even if it was someone else's fault . They want peace in every situation. Conflict is not in a phlegmatics desires. They feel uncomfortable if they are a bother to others. They are friends you want to tell your secrets to. They are very trustworthy. They do not wish to be offensive. They would rather be supportive rather than critical. They will let others decide for them. This comes from themselves not seeing themselves as a leader. It is natural for them to be followers. They talk with unsureness. They enjoy time alone, however they are more social, and friendly than a melancholy. They do not desire perfection, and thus do not judge others. They make faithful friends because they put others before themselves. It is very rare for them to get angry. When they do get angry they are more likely to cry to themselves than to cause harm to others. One thing they lack is passion.
The Third temperament is Choleric. Choleric people are proud, extroverted, and Dominant people. They are leaders unlike phlegmatics. They use rather demanding words rather than suggestive words when talking to others. They are constantly trying to so others that they are dominant in every matter. “Most bullies are choleric, but rew cholerics are bullies.” Many cholerics will stand up for others in danger. They are natural leaders because of their demanding natures, and confidence.