Hippocrates in the 4th century B.C. suggested the theory that the primary reason people reacted to life’s circumstances differently or displayed various temperaments was because they had different bodily fluid levels. Thus he used four different Greek terms to distinguish between the four basic personality terms (Choleric, Melancholy, Phlegmatic, and Sanguine).
Although medicine would eventually rule out his theory, counselors, authors, and those in the world of psychology have committed themselves to the concept of different personality types for centuries.
Please honestly answer which word best describes your temperament. If you are undecided, ask a family member or friend for their objective opinion. Keep a tally of how many times you choose each option: A, B, C, or D.
Primary Personality Type
Your highest number for A, B, C, or D reflects your primary personality type. Although a blending of the four is not unusual, your highest score should be most reflective of your true temperament.
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