KINGS’ CORNER

PERSONALITIES

HIPPOCRATES

FOUR PERSONALITY TYPES:

WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

YOU ARE MADE UP OF ALL FOUR IN DIFFERENT PERCENTAGES!

SEE IF YOU CAN FIGURE OUT WHICH IS DOMINANT, SECONDARY, ETC.

Hippocrates was known as a Greek Doctor and the Father of Medicine. He is also known as the originator of the Hippocratic Oath.  He was first to identify the Four Personality Types.  Have some fun and try to figure out what percentages of each personality you or someone you know are made up of…remember there are no right or wrong personalities as we are all needed to make up the puzzle of life:

CHOLERIC

  • NATURAL BORN LEADERS
  • DRIVEN
  • FULL OF ENERGY
  • CHARISMATIC
  • WALK FAST
  • LAWYERS, CEOs, MANAGERS, ENTREPRENEURS

CHOLERICS ORGANIZE EVENTS, ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL, AND DELEGATE WORK.  CHOLERICS LIKE TO GET THINGS DONE, SO THEY MAY COME ACROSS AS DEMANDING, IMPATIENT OR BOSSY. A CHOLERIC TENDS TO COMPARTMENTALIZE, WHICH IS AN ASSET IN THE WORKPLACE, BUT MAY COME ACROSS IN RELATIONSHIPS AS RUDE, INSENSITIVE, OR DETACHED.  WEAKNESS IS:  A LITTLE BIT OF TEMPER.  ALSO CONSIDERED TYPE A’S.

 

SANGUINE

  • EXTROVERTS
  • SOCIAL, FORWARD AND BLUNT IN THEIR OPINIONS
  • THEY LOVE CREATIVE ENDEAVORS OR HOBBIES
  • EASILY DISTRACTED BY NEW HOBBIES, PEOPLE OR PROJECTS
  • SALESPERSON, HOSTING SOCIAL EVENTS, FUN-LOVING

SANGUINES AFTER ENGAGING WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD NEED ALONE TIME TO RECHARGE. SANGUINES ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL INTERESTS, BUT THIS PASSION FADES EASILY AS NEW INTERESTS ARE ENGAGED.  WEAKNESS IS :  A LITTLE BIT OF TEMPER.  ALSO, THAT FISH STORY MIGHT GET A LITTLE BIT BIGGER!

 

PHLEGMATIC

  • FRIENDLY, BUT LAID-BACK, INTROVERTED
  • DO NOT SEEK OUT CHANGE OR NEW EXPERIENCES
  • PEACEFUL, CALM
  • WALKS SLOWLY
  • ACCOUNTANTS, PROOF-READERS, COMPUTERS

PHLEGMATICS ARE ALMOST THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF SANGUINES. THEY ARE FRIENDLY, BUT APPEAR UNAPPROACHABLE, WHICH IS NOT THE CASE.  PHLEGMATICS HANDLE STRESSFUL SITUATIONS BEST BECAUSE THEY STAY RATIONAL. THEIR WEAKNESS IS: FEAR AND IT BECOMES HARD FOR THEM TO MAKE A DECISION.

 

MELANCHOLIC

  • MOST INTROVERTED OF ALL
  • INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE
  • PREFER TO BE ALONE
  • THINKERS, ANALYZE EVENTS AD NAUSEAM, PERFECTIONISTS,
  • MATHEMATICIANS, SURGEONS, MUSICIANS, ENGINEERS

MELANCHOLIC PERSONALITIES CAN GET BOGGED DOWN IN TRYING TO BE TOO PERFECT AND FEAR MAKING A MISTAKE AND GET NOTHING DONE.  THEY ARE ALSO CAREFUL ABOUT WHO THEY ASSOCIATE WITH, BUT ONCE A FRIEND, FIERCELY LOYAL AND EXPECT THE SAME IN RETURN.  THEY TEND TO HOLD A GRUDGE IF OFFENDED. THEIR WEAKNESS IS: FEAR OF BEING WRONG OR MAKING A WRONG DECISION. 

 Remember:  “We All Have a Percentage of Each of All Four Personality Types”

I had never paid much attention to personalities until I worked  at a large newspaper as an Advertising Contract Salesperson managing contract accounts.  This caused me to have to interact with many different departments in order to care for my contract accounts.  This job included mostly inside sales and a few outside sales.  

I became aware that there was a problem with the different departments interacting with each other, when that Newspaper called in a Psychologist to “Personality type” everyone in all the departments.  There is no right or wrong personality as we all have weaknesses and strengths.  The idea is to make sure you have the right person for the particular job he/she occupies and make sure each personality type knows how to interact with another personality type in that particular occupation.

The Psychologist called out each personality type and expressed how this personality type might view another personality type. I found this information very interesting as I viewed my personality test to see who I had turned out to be.  I did not know I would have to use this information so quickly.  I have found some people hard to figure  out and some easy to figure out. Remember, life experiences also figure into the personality.

I had gone into a store and saw some cabinets that might fit an area I needed to fill.  I saw the manager over that department and asked him how much they were.  He told me he could not give me a price.  I asked if he could  just give me a ball-park figure for my budget.  No, he could not, was his response.  By this time I could feel smoke coming out of my ears, so-to-speak, when it occurred to me that I had engaged a Dominant Melancholic Personality.  

I looked at his red face (anger) and I reengaged.  I explained my Dominant Personality did not match with his, and since my personality is a fact-finding personality and his was more detailed, he might explain why he could not give me an estimated price for my budget computations.  He relaxed and explained that each drawer, shelf, cabinet, etc. had a price and  to give me a ball-park figure he would need to come out to my home and see what I needed, piece-by-piece, to even reach a ball-park figure. Well, we were both happy as I had my facts and he had gone into detail…anger gone!  Problem solved!

He must have been a Choleric/Melancholic/Phlegmatic/Sanguine.  First, he was a Manager over the department (Choleric).  Second, He was very detailed (Melancholic). Third, He was very calm, tho angry (Phlegmatic). Fourth, He got over his anger rapidly and talked reasonably with me and seemed happy, even laughed at my analysis (Sanguine).  We separated happy and at peace were-as we were about to butt-heads, so-to-speak.   I have since used the information learned, about the  four personalities, to my advantage many times.  That information has kept me from misjudging  people or at least give them the benefit of the doubt.  Before, I had misjudged many times in the past and do not want to go there again!

There are many Personality tests out there and in sales you have to take many of them, but I have found Hippocrates Four Personalities to be the best.  I believe all the colors, animals, etc. are built off of Hippocrates Four Personalities. That’s my personal opinion.

I happened across a little $5.00 book years ago named, “Why You Act The Way You Do”.  I found out that a minister, counselor (for 30 years) named Tim LaHaye was talking about Hippocrates and how Tim LaHaye could match your personality  up to a “Bible Character,” if you answered a few questions (TRUTHFULLY) that were in his little book.  He has also  moved up to computer tests since then.  You can go to TimLaHaye.com or get the book, “Why You Act The Way You Do”.  I have done both and thought it a lot of fun!  You do what you want to, but it sure has helped me get along better with personalities I don’t understand.  

If that Melancholic Personality meets a Sanguine Personality, and they both know the Four Personalities, the Melancholic Personality will understand why the Sanguine Personality is seemingly an “AIRHEAD” and the Sanguine Personality will understand why the Melancholic Personality is seemingly “MEAN” in their respective opinions!  It’s really interesting, and we need all the personalities in their different percentages to fit into the puzzle of life…it’s fun and educational!  Also, experiences in life, a person’s upbringing, education etc. can also affect, tarnish or improve those particular personality traits.  

I HOPE I MADE YOU SMILE TODAY!

I HOPE I HELPED YOU SO YOUR LIFE WILL BE EASIER!

MAYBE YOU CAN HELP SOMEONE DEAL WITH YOUR PERSONALITY A LITTLE BETTER AS YOU UNDERSTAND WHY YOU AND THEY ARE THE WAY YOU BOTH ARE!

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