Thursday, July 16, 2009


Ever since going through the personality book "Spirit Filled Temperment" in our Sunday School class I have loved learning about the different personalities and then trying to figure out what my loves are and the new people I meet. Not to judge them but so that I can know and love them better. We learned that there are Strengths and Weaknesses to each. God can help to control and temper each personality and help us learn how to function.

Very interesting to when I read this description of the 4 Temperments or Personalities I really liked the simple way it was put and I thought I would share it.

Phlegmatic: Desires PEACE
Needs times of quiet, reduced stress, feeling of worth, relaxation

Choleric: Desires CONTROL
Needs appreciation for achievements, opportunity for leadership, and participation in decisions

Sanguine: Desires FUN
Needs attention, affection, approval, activity with people

Melancholy: Desires PERFECTION
Needs sensitivity, stability, support, space, silence

I will share with you what I am...what we learned in the book was that you have a Primary and a Secondary sometimes you will have three but mostly just two. They give you a test and break it down by percentage and even send you a booklet about your personality based off the test you take. I need to go back and read my book again.

So here is a glimpse of me:

Primary: Choleric 60% - I am guess at the percentage but I believe I am close to what my booklet says. I also desire & need exactly what the description above says. So very true.
Secondary: Melancholy: 40% - Again guessing at the percentage but think I am close. Again I desire & need exactly what the description above says.

How cool is that!! I think it is beneficial to be able to understand yourself and others. I like it :)

My prediction of what my soon to be hubby is:

Primary: Phlegmatic 80% - This is a total guess. The description seems to fit his personality. And reading this has helped me understand his needs more and his desires. Cool.
Secondary: I am unsure of his secondary...I think he is is predominately Phleg and has small pieces of Sanguine and Melancholy. Maybe one day he can take the test and find out.

I really do think that it is beneficial to be able to know and understand different personalities and the needs and desires. It helps to understand yourself as well as others. Not to mention it's fun too.

So there is my little spill on personalities!!

Which do you think you are????

1 comment:

Sydnie F said...

I am definately primarily phlegmatic. I love laid back atmospheres and I love peaceful environments, and peace within my soul. My secondary type is sanguine. I think it is so neat that the phlegmatic personality describes me so well! :-)