Table of Contents
- 1 What is Temperament?
- 2 What is Character?
- 3 What is Personality?
- 4 The Four Basic Temperaments and Their Character Traits
What is Temperament?
This is a combination of inborn traits that subconsciously affect an individual’s behavior. Note that temperament is hereditary i.e. it is passed through the genes. There are for basic temperaments.
What is Character?
It is the result of all the individuals’ natural temperaments modified by childhood training, education, attitudes, habits, beliefs, principles and motivations. It is what the individual really is when no one else is around.
What is Personality?
It is the outward expression of an individual which may or may not be the same as the individuals character, depending on how genuine the individual is.
The Four Basic Temperaments and Their Character Traits
SANGUINE -Positive attributes
Spontaneous (acts before thinking)
SANGUINE – Negative Attributes
Restless In Nature
Lacks Personal Discipline
Finds It Difficult to Say No
Thinks Little Of The Future
CHOLERIC -Positive Attributes
Practical Strong Willed
Very well Organised
CHOLERIC – Negative Attributes
Self Dependent-Poor Team Player
PHLEGMATIC – Positive Attributes
Keeps His Emotion Under Control
Very Retentive Mind
PHLEGMATIC – Negative Attribute
Not Easily Motivated
Does Not Like Change/Innovations
MELANCHOLIC – Positive Attribute
Very faithful to friends
Very creative and imaginative
MELANCHOLIC – Negative Attributes
Highly Critical Of Others