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What Are The Different Temperament Types?
 
    The soul of man is made up of three (3) parts:  1.  Mind/Intellect - how
    he/she thinks;  2  Control/Will - how he/she makes decisions; 3. Affection/
    Emotions - how he/she expresses how they are feeling.  A person can be
    one of the temperament types in all areas of their soul, or they can be a
    combination of the types of temperaments.  Example: 1.
Think like a
    Melancholy; 2. Make
decisions like a Choleric;  3. Show emotions like a
    Phlegmatic.

    Traditionally there have been four temperaments discovered:
    
  • Melancholy  -  has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, prone to
    genius, very creative, mind tends to work overtime, going over and over
    events of the past, needs alone time to regroup.
  • Sanguine  -  fun loving, will leave in the middle of a chore or assignment
    if they find out there is something fun going on somewhere, never
    wants to grow up, stressed out if there are not places to go and people
    to see.
  • Choleric -  a drive to greatness, but will step on your toes to get there,
    needs lots of appreciation along the way.
  • Phlegmatic  -  quite stubborn and set in his ways, uncomfortable with
    confrontation and seeks peace at all cost to avoid strife, feels he needs
    sleep to regroup but never gets enough, very annoying to the Choleric
    as this is the one temperament that cannot be coerced into doing
    something if they don’t want to.

  • During Dr. Arno research they discovered a fifth temperament,
    the Supine.  The Supine is unique to the Arno Profile System.

  • Supine  -  one who loves to do things for people and enjoys people, but
    is very indirect and shy about letting this be known.


THESE GLIMPSES INTO TEMPERAMENT IS PROVIDED FOR INSPIRATION AND
ENCOURAGEMENT TO LOOK FURTHER INTO GETTING AN OFFICIAL ANALYSIS.  DO
NOT MAKE GUESSES OF YOUR OR SOMEONE ELSE TEMPERAMENT, IT IS MORE
COMPLEX THAN THAT.  HAVE AN OFFICIAL TEMPERAMENT ANALYSIS PROFILE
DONE, AND WHEN NECESSARY ALLOW A COUNSELOR, QUALIFIED TO ADMINISTER
AN APS (Arno Profile System) AND WALK YOU THROUGH THE ANALYSIS, ESPECIALLY
IF YOU ARE HAVING MAJOR DIFFICULTIES.  

MAN HAS BEEN STUDYING HUMAN BEHAVIOR FOR CENTURIES. JESUS DYING ON
THE CROSS WAS GOD'S PLAN TO BRING US REDEMPTION, AND FOR THE SALVATION
OF OUR SOULS, THIS IS WHY KNOWING TEMPERAMENTS WITH THEIR STRENGTHS,
WEAKNESSES AND NEEDS, HELPS US TO NOT GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHILE HE
IS LEADING AND GUIDING US INTO ALL TRUTHS, ESPECIALLY SINCE  IT CONCERNS  
THE PLAN OF GOD FOR OUR LIFE.  

GOD BLESS YOU.



Rev. Dr. Lisa Danette Williams, M.Div.C, D.Min.CCC.
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor & Board Certified Clinical Supervisor
Messenger School of Counseling (MSC) & Messenger Christian Counseling Services (MCCS)

When the Soul/Temperament communicates with another human being/soul it does so by Expressing their (I)
thoughts-(C) decisions-(A) emotions and Responding back after the individual has responded to them, with (I)
thoughts-(C) decisions-(A) emotions.

E = Express (initiate) and R = Response (come back).

Phlegmatic (E = 4-5; R = 4-5):

Motivation:  Peace
Needs:  To Feel Good (Inside), To Be Understood, To Be Respected, Acceptance, To Reveal Insecurities
Wants:  To Please Others, Protection, Contentment
Positives:  Peace Makers, Quiet, High Self-Control, Calm in a Crisis, Efficient, Good Listener
Negatives:  Unmotivated, Procrastinate, Indecisive, Fearful, Avoider

Inclusion:   Initiates only a moderate amount of associations and socialization (E); Desires others to initiate only a
moderate amount of
Control:     Demonstrates a moderate amount of control over the lives of others (E); Desires others to have only a moderate
amount of control in their lives (R)
Affection:  Expresses very little love or affection for others (E), But desires others to express a great deal of love and
affection toward (R)

Melancholy (0-3):

Motivation:  Intimacy
Needs:  To Be Good (Morally), To Be Understood, To Be Appreciated, Acceptance
Wants:  To Reveal Insecurities, To Please Others, Autonomy, Security
Positives:  Gifted, Self-Sacrificing, Helpful, Thoughtful, Faithful
Negatives:  Moody, Critical, Negative, Resentful, Suspicious

Inclusion/Intellect:  Low need for socialization (E); Low response to need for socialization in others (R)
Control/Will or Decision Making:     Desire very little control over others (E); Desire very little control over them by others (R)
Affection/Emotions:   Demonstrate a very little love or affection (E);  Desire very little love and affection from others (R)

Supine (E 0-3; R = 6-9):

Motivation:  Contribution
Needs:  To Look Humble, To Serve a Greater Purpose, To Be Accepted, To Protect Weaknesses
Wants:  Recognition for Service, Opportunities to Serve, To Contribute to a Higher Calling, To Be Protected
Positives:  Caring, Giving, Gentle, Dependable, Loyal
Negatives:  Insecure, Manipulative, Weak Willed, Indecisive, Harbors Ill Will

Inclusion:  Expresses very little need to initiate association or socialization (E); But has a high need to be approached by
many people for association and socialization (R)
Control:     Shows very little need for control over the lives of others  (E); Desire a great deal of control over their lives by
others (R)
Affection:  Expresses very little love or affection or others (E);  But desires others to express a great deal of love and
affection toward them  (R)
Other Analysis about Temperaments:

Melancholy = M        Phlegmatic = P      Choleric = C       Sanguine = G       Supine  = S

Sanguine (6-9):

Motivation:  Fun
Needs:  To Look Good (Socially), To Be Popular, To Be Praised, Approval
Wants:  To Hide Insecurities (Loosely), To Be Noticed, Freedom, Playful, Adventure
Positives:  Entertaining, Outgoing, Responsive, Warm, Friendly
Negatives:  Undependable, Undisciplined, Egotistical, Prone to Exaggeration, Compulsive Talker

Inclusion:   Demonstrates a tremendous need for association and social interaction initiated both by self and many
others
Control:      Desires very little control over others and desires (E); To have very little control over them (R)
Affection:   Expresses very little love or affection for others (E), But desires others to express a great deal of love and
affection toward (R)

Choleric (E= 6-9 and R = 0-3):

Motivation:  Power
Needs:  To Look Good (Academically), To Be Right, To Be Respected, Approval
Wants:  To Hide Insecurities (Tightly), To Please Self, Leadership, Challenging Adventure
Positives:  Independent, Have Goals, Know How They Want to Solve a Problem, Decisive, Visionary
Negatives:  Cruel, Egotistical, Unemotional, Domineering, Unforgiving

Inclusion:  Desire to self-initiate a great deal of social interaction;  (E); Desire very little interaction initiated by others (R)
Control:     Express the need for a great deal of control over others;  (E); Desire very little or no control over their lives by
others (R)
Affection:   Express a high need for love and affection and approval (E); But accept it only on their own terms (R)
Rev. Dr. Lisa Danette Williams, Th.B., M.Div.C.,D.Min.CCC. -
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor    -    Board Certified Clinical Supervisor
Psalms 139:13-14  For thou
didst form my inward parts:
Thou didst cover me in my
mother's womb. I will give
thanks unto vs.14  thee; for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made:
Wonderful are thy works; And
that my soul knoweth right well.
Psalms 139:15  My frame
was not hidden from thee,
When I was made in secret,
And curiously wrought in
the lowest parts of the earth.
Psalms 139:16  Thine eyes
did see mine unformed
substance; And in thy book
they were all written, Even
the days that were ordained
for me, When as yet there
was none of
them.
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