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In our Bible Study tonight, we were able to have a little bit of shift to the theories of Psychology in relation to the topic - The Different Personalities of the Saints. Bro. Reggie made a quick review of the different Human Temperaments and Personalities such as: The Sanguine, The Choleric, The Melancholic and The Phlegmatic.
Again, I have realized that knowing our own and other people's temperament will better equip us in handling interpersonal relationships as we have come to know our own strengths and weaknesses. This will also help us understand why others behave the way they do.
So, I'm also sharing what I have reviewed today. I'll start with;
THE SANGUINE - The Superstars
The Sanguine is receptive by nature and outgoing. He is usually called a 'super-extrovert'. This temperament is usually thought of as a "natural salesman" but they also tend to enter professions that are outgoing such as acting.
He "leads into a room with his mouth" and is never at a loss for words. His outgoing nature makes him the envy of more timid temperament types. He is most comfortable around people and does not like being alone. He is often known as a "toucher"; reaching out and touching the arm or shoulder of the person he is talking with. This can make more introverted temperaments nervous and uncomfortable.
His energy can make him seem more confident than he actually is and his cheery disposition often cause others to excuse his weaknesses by saying, "That's just how he is". The sanguine is mostly a happy person whom others are glad to have around.
The weakness of the sanguine include a lack of discipline which can be expressed in many ways - including a generally "messy" lifestyle or overeating. The sanguine is the most emotional of the temperaments and can burst into tears or a rage without warning. These "bursts" are usually over as fast as they occur but this lack of emotional consistency can affect other areas of his life. He may be "morally flexible" and may take advantage of others via his good nature.
A sanguine's tremendous personal talents can be made or broken by his lack of self-discipline.
Source: Temperament and Personality