Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I am a...


Well I have a melancholic temperament, but it's not a bad thing. According to The Four Temperaments Type via Wikipedia, "the melancholic temperament is fundamentally introverted and is given to thought. Melancholic people often are perceived as very (or overly) pondering and are both considerate and very cautious. They are organized and schedule oriented, often planning extensively. Melancholics can be highly creative in activities such as poetry, art, and invention - and are sensitive to others. Because of this sensitivity and their thoughtfulness they can become preoccupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world and are susceptible to depression and moodiness. Often they are perfectionists. Their desire for perfection often results in a high degree of personal excellence but also causes them to be highly conscientious and difficult to relate to because others often cannot please them. They are self-reliant and independent, preferring to do things themselves in order to meet their standards. One negative part of being a melancholic is that they can get so involved in what they are doing they forget to think of other issues. Their caution enables them to prevent problems that the more impulsive sanguine runs into, but can also cause them to procrastinate and remain in the planning stage of a project for very long periods. Melancholics prefer to avoid much attention and prefer to remain in the background; they do, however, desire recognition for their many works of creativity."

The melancholic motto,"You have the problem, not me."

Bingo, ding, ding, ding. That's me, not 100%, but very close more like 75%. I'm not one to believe that I have no control over who I am, my actions or destiny or that it's all in the stars. I believe that science including medical exploration, psychology, and the like are tools from God. Yes, free will can have people use tools as for good or evil, but they are still tools. Learning about new temperaments and personality traits and stuff is not only fun, but can also help find strengths and weaknesses in addition to helping find resolutions that are best for you. 

There are actually Five Temperaments see the Temperament Overview below for more information and take the test below for fun.

Temperament Overview

Take the Four Temperaments Test, personality test.