Thursday, January 19, 2012

Want to know your Personality Type?

I used to think what personality I really have, until I found out when we had this company seminar/training handled by Ma’am Alvie Balquin.

Thanks to Ms. Alvie I found out I’m a Melancholic and Phlegmatic person.

Check out below and know what's also yours.


The sanguine temperament is fundamentally impulsive and pleasure-seeking; sanguine people are sociable and charismatic. They tend to enjoy social gatherings, making new friends and tend to be boisterous. They are usually quite creative and often daydream. However, some alone time is crucial for those of this temperament. Sanguine can also mean sensitive, compassionate and thoughtful. Sanguine personalities generally struggle with following tasks all the way through, are chronically late, and tend to be forgetful and sometimes a little sarcastic. Often, when they pursue a new hobby, they lose interest as soon as it ceases to be engaging or fun. They are very much people persons. They are talkative and not shy. Sanguines generally have an almost shameless nature, certain that what they are doing is right. They have no lack of confidence.

Sanguines are willing to take risks for the sake of pursuit of their numerous interests. These people feel bored if they are not absorbed by something intriguing. Their constant cravings for adventure and novelty are the major motivating force behind their actions, decisions and choices.


The choleric temperament is fundamentally ambitious and leader-like. They have a lot of aggression, energy, and/or passion, and try to instill it in others. They can dominate people of other temperaments, especially phlegmatic types. Many great charismatic military and political figures were choleric. They like to be in charge of everything. However, cholerics also tend to be either highly disorganized or highly organized. They do not have in-between setups, only one extreme to another. As well as being leader-like and assertive, cholerics also fall into deep and sudden depression. Essentially, they are very much prone to mood swings.

Choleric people are analytical and logical. These people are kings and queens of figuring out the things. High testosterone activity in these men and women makes them straightforward. Generally, they don’t strive to be polite, respectful or friendly. They do stuff according to what is convenient to them and, most importantly, is in line with their goals. Wasting words and repeating the obvious seem pointless to them. Forcing them to do so is a surefire way to annoy them.


The melancholic temperament is fundamentally introverted and thoughtful. Melancholic people often were perceived as very (or overly) pondering and considerate, getting rather worried when they could not be on time for events. Melancholics can be highly creative in activities such as poetry and art – and can become preoccupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world. Often they are perfectionists. They are self-reliant and independent; one negative part of being a melancholic is that they can get so involved in what they are doing they forget to think of others.

These people pay attention to details: they remember special dates, anniversaries, details about their neighbors and colleagues. Family and social ties are not seen by melancholics as something that limits their freedom and flexibility, as this could be with a sanguine or a choleric. In fact, to them these are safety nets, kind of soft place to fall but in a grander scale. It is also something that adds meaning to their life. Since society and family ties are such an important part of their life, they absolutely can’t see themselves without it . Take it away from them and they will be devastated. They might literally die. This is why the melancholic is not likely to be somebody who would marry a foreigner or leave to another country for permanent residence.

People with melancholic personality are not only orderly, they are also accurate. They are process-oriented. They like to pursue their goals in a precise straightforward way. Before they start a specific task, they need to organize themselves and break down the task into the manageable steps. This is not the kind that works under the pressure. To be comfortable, they need to be in a clear-cut situation, where the details are known and proven.


The phlegmatic temperament is fundamentally relaxed and quiet, ranging from warmly attentive to lazily sluggish. Phlegmatics tend to be content with themselves and are kind. They are accepting and affectionate. They may be receptive and shy and often prefer stability to uncertainty and change. They are consistent, relaxed, calm, rational, curious, and observant, qualities that make them good administrators. They can also be passive-aggressive.

They could be described as cooperative, considerate, charitable, sympathetic, trusting and warm. They like to express their feelings, sometimes dramatizing their experience (another evidence of high estrogen activity).

People with phlegmatic personality are unassuming, agreeable and intuitive. They possess the ability of “web thinking”, i.e. to see the relationship between many bits of data they collect.

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