Type 4? Melancholic & Idealist: The Hyperesthetic Personality (overly sensitive) results from desiring, needing, and delighting in superiority; and from fearing, and being distressed by, inferiority. Melancholics are prone to nervousness, depression, anxiety, mood swings
Type 3? Choleric & Rational: The Anesthetic Personality (insensitive) results from desiring, needing, and delighting in power; and from fearing, and being distressed by, weakness. Cholerics can fall into deep depression or moodiness when failures or setback befall them.
Type 2? Phlegmatic & Guardian: The Depressive Personality (prone to depression) results from desiring, needing, and delighting in belonging; and from fearing, and being distressed by, not belonging. Because Phlegmatics are prone to excessive sluggishness, torpor can lead to depression.
Type 1? Sanguine & Artisan: The Hypomanic Personality (anxious or mildly manic) results from desiring, needing, and delighting in pleasure; and from fearing, and being distressed by, pain. Sanguine are prone to seasonal depression and mood swings because they are highly influenced by such outside stimuli as weather, other people’s moods, even food etc.
Adapted and modified from table in David Keirsey. (1995). Portraits of Temperament. 3rd. ed. Del Mar, CA: Prometheus Nemesis. pp. 6,12; and David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates. (1978). Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types. Del Mar, CA: Prometheus Nemesis, pp. 3-4, 29-30. and David Keirsey. (1998) Please Understand Me II . Del Mar, CA: Prometheus Nemesis, pg. 26.
See also Personality Types under Stress
Correlation of Temperaments with Humors - three different correlations
- SP/Artisan/Artemis Sanguine T1, NT/Rational/Athena Phlegmatic T2, NF/Idealist/Persephone Choleric T3, SJ/Guardian/Hestia Melancholic T4, (source)
- SP/Artisan/Artemis Sanguine T1, SJ/Guardian/Hestia Phlegmatic T2, NT/Rational/Athena Choleric T3, NF/Idealist/Persephone Melancholic T4 (source) THE ABOVE MATERIAL USES THIS CORRELATION
- SP/Artisan/Artemis Sanguine T1, NF/Idealist/Persephone Phlegmatic T2, SJ/Guardian/Hestia Choleric T3, NT/Rational/Athena Melancholic T4, (source) THIS IS THE ONE I LIKE BEST
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