Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Distinction between Temperament, Character and Personality.
For years the word Temperaments have been misused and misunderstood, an today i would love us to learn the distinction between Temperament, Character and Personality.Well, believe it or not  your temperament can help you in the type of careers you should choose,i would therefore identify  to you  the various types of temperaments we have and get to help you know which one you are.

Some are Sanguines, others are Phlegmatic, each Temperament have its own strength and weakness and is my job to let you know which one you are.
But before ,getting to know the various types of Temperaments , we would distinguish between Temperament ,.Character and Personality, don't be confuse they are all not the same.

This article would help you know more about Temperaments and where it originate from
What is Temperament?
Temperament is the combination of inborn traits that subconsciously affect all our behavior.These traits, which are passed on by our genes, are based on hereditary factors and are arranged at the time of conception. Six people contribute through the gene pool to makeup of every baby; two parents and four grandparents.The alignment of temperament traits, though unseen, is just as predictable as the color of eyes,hair or the size of the body.
It is a person’s temperament that makes that person outgoing and extrovertish or shy and introvert.
It is temperament that makes some people art or music enthusiasts, while others are sports or industry minded.

Now that you know temperaments are inborn traits let us go further to explain what Character is

what then is Character, you may ask, is your character different from your Temperaments?
Character is the real you.It is the results of the natural temperament modified by childhood training,education and basic attitudes, beliefs, principles, and motivations.It is sometimes referred to as “the soul “ of a person ,which is made up of the mind, emotions and will.Character combines your temperament, training, moral values,beliefs and habit patterns.It is what you do when you have the freedom to do what you want to do,an expression of yourself.To sum it up, it is what you do when there is no one else around 
If character is what you do when there is no one else around you, what then is your Personality?

Now the final quest is to define what personality is
Personality is the outward expression of oneself,which may or may not be the same as a person’s character,depending on how genuine that person is. Often personality is a pleasing facade for an unpleasant or weak character.Many are acting a part today on the basis of what they think they should be as a person,rather than what they really are.

In summary, temperament is the combination of traits we were born with; character is our “civilized” temperament and personality is the face we show to others.
Take a journey with me as we explore the Sanguine a very fine Temperament.

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Credit Spirit Controlled Temperament, Tim Lahaye