Have you ever determined your personality profile? The Sanquine vs. Phlegmatic sort of stuff? That was addressed at the Womens' Retreat a couple of weeks ago so I thought I'd bring it up now. I'm attaching some basic info about the four personality types as well as a website where you can take a quiz to determine yours - if you are interested. (FYI- You don't need to "sign up" or anything on the website, just supply your email so they can send the results). So, here are the questions, with this concept in mind.......
1. What is your dominant personality match - or are you a pretty even mix?
2. Any surprises or thoughts on this revelation, or any thoughts about how it explains other people in your life?
Here's the web address if you are interested in taking a quiz, I'm sure there are lots of other sites as well:
Here's some basic info I dredged up:
The four personality types
A person who is sanguine is generally optimistic, cheerful, even-tempered, confident, rational, popular, and fun-loving. They can be daydreamy to the point of not accomplishing anything and impulsive, acting on whims in an unpredictable fashion. Sanguines usually have a lot of energy, but have a problem finding a way to direct the energy.
A person who is choleric is a doer and a leader. They have a lot of ambition, energy and drive, and try to instill it in others, but can dominate people of other temperaments, especially phlegmatic types. Many great charismatic, military and political figures were cholerics. On the negative side, they are easily angered or bad tempered.
Often very kind and considerate, melancholics can be highly creative - as in poets and artists - but also can become overly obsessed on the tragedy and cruelty in the world, thus becoming depressed. A melancholy is also often a perfectionist, being very particular about what they want and how they want it in some cases. This often results in being unsatisfied with one's own artistic or creative works, always pointing out to themselves what could and should be improved.
A phlegmatic person is calm and unemotional. While phlegmatics are generally self-content and kind, their shy personality can often inhibit enthusiasm in others and make themselves lazy and resistant to change. They are very consistent, relaxed, and observant, making them good administrators and diplomats. Like the sanguine personality, the phlegmatic has many friends. But the phlegmatic is more reliable and compassionate; these characteristics typically make the phlegmatic a more dependable friend.