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The Five Temperaments Essay

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What if I told you there was a way to explain all your actions. Any personality flaws, or traits, and general enjoyments all had an answer and meaning. Well there is. Acknowledging your temperament is important. It is the only one you will ever have, and you have carried it from the moment you were born. Learning about your temperament can help you direct your life in a dramatic way. You will receive a feeling of serenity and understanding after learning this knowledge. From life’s first cry to final breath you are who you are. You will be and always have been a wonderful and unique creation.
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The Sanguine is a very social person who likes to be around other people. Of the five temperaments, the Sanguine is the easiest type to be around. They are outgoing and touchy people. Sanguines are often said to be the “life of the party”. Their cheerfulness and humor brighten everyone’s day. They are an optimistic type of person who believes life is an exciting and fun-filled experience and should be lived to the fullest. The strengths of this temperament include an appealing personality; they are very talkative, are good storytellers and have a good sense of humor. Drawbacks to the temperament are that they can often talk too much, exaggerate, are often too loud, and scare some people off by their overly outgoing personality.

The Choleric is identified as the most powerful (and destructive) of the five temperaments. Cholerics are extremely strong-willed. When a choleric has their mind made up they will hardly change it, even if they are completely wrong. Cholerics will seldom listen to the advice of anyone else. They must have total control over everything, including themselves and anyone around them. Cholerics have the opinion and belief that they know what is best and what is and is not acceptable behavior according to them. Since the choleric is so iron-willed they are born leaders, not easily discouraged and are very goal oriented. The downside to this temperament is that they are seen as being bossy, impatient and quick tempered people. This is because they feel they are the more dominant person and if the job is not done by them then it is simply not done correctly. Anything less than their expectation is not good enough. If their actions are harnessed properly then they can be very inspiring people.
The Phlegmatic is often stubborn and slow-paced. They do not like to be rushed. The Phlegmatic temperament likes to go through life doing as little as possible, and using as little energy as possible. It is often hard to tell whether the Phlegmatic has very little energy, or if they just refuse to use what energy that they do have....

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