Summary of Strengths and Weaknesses of The Four Temperaments- Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Choleric and Melancholic

Today’s article will provide a brief summary of strengths and weaknesses of the four temperaments. Which temperament do you find you relate with most?

Sanguine

Strengths:

  • Sociable
  • Charismatic
  • Outgoing
  • Confident
  • Warm-hearted
  • Pleasant
  • Lively
  • Optimistic
  • A fun lover
  • Spontaneous
  • A preventer of dull moments
  • A quick apologizer
  • An easy friend maker

Weaknesses:

  • Impulsive
  • Chronically late
  • Shameless
  • Forgetful
  • A compulsive talker
  • Too loud
  • Sometimes too happy
  • Distractible
  • Not interested in follow through with tasks that are boring
  • Self-absorbed
  • An exaggerator
  • Someone who appears unauthentic

Phlegmatic

Strengths:

  • Relaxed
  • Quiet and calm
  • Content with themselves
  • Kind
  • Consistent
  • A steady and faithful friend
  • Accepting
  • Affectionate
  • Diplomatic
  • Peacemaking
  • Rational
  • Curious
  • Observant
  • An easy friend maker

Weaknesses:

  • Sometimes shy
  • Fearful of change
  • Prone to laziness
  • Stubborn
  • Passive-aggressive
  • Indecisive
  • Permissive
  • Not goal-orientated
  • Too comprising
  • Undisciplined
  • Sarcastic
  • Discouraging
  • Non-participative

Choleric

Strengths:

  • Ambitious
  • Passionate
  • Leader-like
  • Focused
  • Efficient
  • Practical
  • Good at planning
  • Good at problem-solving
  • Confident
  • Motivating
  • A delegator
  • Usually, right
  • Great in an emergency

Weaknesses:

  • Aggressive
  • Domineering
  • Inflexible
  • Impatient
  • Rude and tactless
  • Argumentative
  • Unable to relax.
  • Uncomfortable around emotion
  • Low on empathy
  • Discouraged by failures.
  • Too busy for people
  • Intolerant
  • A leader who demands loyalty

Melancholic

Strengths:

  • Thoughtful
  • Considerate
  • Cautious
  • Organized
  • An excessive planner
  • Schedule oriented detailed
  • Highly creative in poetry, art, and invention
  • Independent
  • Good at preventing problems.

Weaknesses:

  • Obsessive
  • Too cautious
  • Prone to depression
  • Prone to moodiness
  • Perfectionist
  • Pessimistic
  • Difficult to please
  • Deeply affected by tragedy
  • A person with tunnel vision
  • Sometimes a procrastinator
  • Discontent with themselves and others
  • Prone to play the martyr

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