Teacher Temperament in the Classroom – Understanding the Concept

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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

Hyperactive
Extrovert
Very friendly
Fun loving
Spontaneous (acts before thinking)
Risk taker

 

SANGUINE – Negative Attributes

Restless In Nature
Disorganized
Weak Willed
Lacks Personal Discipline
Finds It Difficult to Say No
Thinks Little Of The Future

 

CHOLERIC -Positive Attributes

Independent/Self Sufficient
Practical Strong Willed
Activity Conscious
Very Determined
Very well Organised
Not Emotional
Practical

 

CHOLERIC – Negative Attributes

Hot Tempered
Revengeful/Unforgiving
Proud
Stubborn
Blunt
Violent Tendencies
Self Dependent-Poor Team Player

 

PHLEGMATIC – Positive Attributes

Introverts
Calm
Easygoing
Cool
Keeps His Emotion Under Control
Kindhearted
Very Retentive Mind
Very Meticulous

 

PHLEGMATIC – Negative Attribute

Slow
Lazy
Not Easily Motivated
Selfish
Stubborn
Indecisive
Does Not Like Change/Innovations

 

MELANCHOLIC – Positive Attribute

Introvert
Analytical
Self sacrificing
Very faithful to friends
Very creative and imaginative

 

MELANCHOLIC – Negative Attributes

Self Centered
Easily Offended
Pessimistic-Problem Focused
Mood Fluctuations
Highly Critical Of Others

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