Thursday, August 16, 2007

My Temperament

Four humors supposedly define our temperament.

What is yours? Mine is

According to Galen's ancient theory of temperaments, people with phlegmatic temperaments seek peace and resolution in their everyday lives. Sympathetic, kind and adaptable to different situations, they often act as mediators in conflicts--and are often known for their dry sense of humor.

Often shy and reserved, those with phlegmatic temperaments may react slowly to things. Once they get going, they often display a strong will and a well-developed sense of responsibility.

famous phlegmatics: eleanor roosevelt, charles dickens, gandhi, and obi-wan kenobi.

What's your temperment?

I usually turn links red but the link is right above this line. It won't turn red for some reason.


Blogger Gayle said...

I couldn't find a link to the test, Shoprat? Perhaps I overlooked it, but I didn't see one.

My guess is my temperament is a bit different from yours. I've never been called "shy" in my life. :)

I'll check back later for a link.

10:13 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

gayle The link is where is asks "What's your temperment?"

I can't turn it red for some reason.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

I'm phlegmatic, too. Now I can brag to everyone that I'm just like Shoprat and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

2:22 PM  
Anonymous gunz said...

I'm choleric...

Born leaders. Independent, dynamic, and courageous, they are said to thrive on competition and challenges--and are drawn towards entrepreneurial pursuits.

With their eyes on the prize, cholerics often prefer to go it alone rather than consult others, partly because they have so much confidence in themselves.

Those with choleric temperaments can get into trouble if they start believing that the ends justify the means, no matter what the cost. More often than not, their leadership instincts and perseverance hold them in good stead.

OOH-RAH! Haven't seen many jarheads that were otherwise. lol.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I'm supposedly melancholic, Shoprat:

"According to Galen's ancient theory of temperaments, people with melancholic temperaments are often perfectionists, and are analytically oriented. They are said to be sensitive and loving, but may also be hard to please because of their high standards. Because of their sensitivity, they often prefer a smaller group of friends, and don't feel as comfortable in large groups.
Do you find yourself paying more attention to the details than the big picture? Pursuit of perfection in a world where not everything is perfect may lead to disappointment...but armed with an unfailing sense of curiosity and purpose, those with melancholic temperaments are bound to find solutions to even the most frustrating of problems.

famous idealists: mother teresa, queen elizabeth ii, barbara walters, special agent mulder ("the x-files")"

Barbara Walters? YIKES!

6:47 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Jay Nothing wrong with being a phlegmatic . . . we tend to live longer.

gunz The USMC was designed with Cholerics in mind. ;-)

Gayle You think I'm proud of a couple on my list? Eleanor Roosevelt?

3:02 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Wow. I'm melancholic. What a bummer. But it's true: this world IS screwed up!



8:19 PM  
Blogger The Practicalist said...

Ha ha, Shoprat, you took a GIRL quiz!

I've heard you can clear up that phlegm by laying off the dairy! (he he, sorry, couldn't help myself)

Mine came back phlegmatic, too.

9:06 PM  
Blogger nanc said...

i'm melancholic like gayle...

do i mind?

hell no!


11:26 PM  
Anonymous Seth said...

According to the quiz results, I am "Choleric". :-)

Bill Gates is in this category, so I guess it doesn't apply to equal economic achievement, LOL.

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