What is Your Temperament Style?

Written by John Boe

Understanding temperament styles will not only have a positive impact onrepparttar way you see yourself but it will also enhance your relationship with others. If you are a parent, it can dramatically improverepparttar 126347 way you raise your children. If you are single, it can give you insight into selecting a compatible mate. If you are a salesperson, this information will significantly enhance your sales effectiveness by enabling you to build trust and rapport quickly with your prospects and customers. If you are a manager or business owner, you will find this knowledge incredibly beneficial. It will enhance your leadership style, improverepparttar 126348 way you supervise your employees and allow you to recruit more effectively.

Hippocrates,repparttar 126349 father of medicine, is credited with originatingrepparttar 126350 basic theory of temperament styles twenty-four hundred years ago. He theorized that our behavior style was determined genetically at birth rather than from external influences such as astrology or birth order. Hippocrates believed that we are born with a combination of four genetic influences he called humors; Choleric (Worker), Sanguine (Talker), Phlegmatic (Watcher) and Melancholy (Thinker). He observed that these four styles have a direct influence on our physiology, character traits and outlook on life. In factrepparttar 126351 word temperament, which is commonly used to describe personality types, is a Latin term which means, “a mixing in due portion.” This blend or “mixing in due portion” ofrepparttar 126352 four basic styles determines your individual temperament profile. By combining these four basic styles, there are twenty-four possible profiles. While you are born with a primary temperament,repparttar 126353 other three temperaments, based on their relative position within your profile, each have a diminishing but measurable effect on your temperament. Intuitively you probably sense these different aspects of your temperament. While these four styles are inherently different, they are equally valuable in their own way. There is no temperament profile that is superior. However, each style is better suited relative torepparttar 126354 other styles for certain occupations. While you are not able to changerepparttar 126355 temperament style you were born into, you can maximize your natural strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

According to Hippocrates,repparttar 126356 extroverted Choleric (Worker) was short-tempered and ill natured, but had a dynamic desire for action! The extroverted Sanguine (Talker) was cheerful, outgoing and optimistic, but not very serious or organized. The introverted Phlegmatic (Watcher) was slow and sluggish, but could stay calm, cool and collected under pressure. The introverted Melancholy (Thinker) was deep, sad and depressive, but also a thoughtful, gifted and analytical genius. Which ofrepparttar 126357 following primary temperament styles describes you best? It is common to have characteristics from all four types, but one type will capture your personality’s essence more accurately thanrepparttar 126358 others.

Living With Depression

Written by John Boe

Andrea Yates shockedrepparttar nation when she admitted to systematically drowning her five children in their Texas home. This 36-year-old mother had previously been diagnosed with depression and consequently was prescribed antidepressants. Depression is an ancient and prevalent mental condition that has been referenced throughout history in song, poetry and literature. In a depressed state one feels hopeless and experiences an overwhelming sense of despair. Depression immobilizes a person; they lack bothrepparttar 126346 desire andrepparttar 126347 energy to carry on their usual activities. It afflicts men and women, rich and poor, young and old alike.

According torepparttar 126348 November 1993 issue ofrepparttar 126349 Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, more than one hundred million people throughoutrepparttar 126350 world suffer from depression. Each year, more people seek relief from this disabling mental condition than any medical disease, includingrepparttar 126351 common cold. In 1990repparttar 126352 cost of depression exceeded $43 billion inrepparttar 126353 United States alone. The economic toll is staggering and includes medical treatment, lost work-time, and depression-related suicide.

Why are some people more susceptible to depression than others? Hippocrates,repparttar 126354 father of medicine, theorized that we are born into one of four primary temperament styles and that each style has it’s own unique outlook on life; Choleric (aggressive), Sanguine (emotional), Phlegmatic (passive) and Melancholy (analytical). Of these four styles,repparttar 126355 introverted Melancholy isrepparttar 126356 most perfection driven and depression prone. The analytical Melancholy influence gives one tremendous attention to detail but it can also create stress, anxiety and depression. In factrepparttar 126357 term melancholy has become synonymous with depression. People withrepparttar 126358 Melancholy temperament style are by their very nature sensitive, judgmental, and critical. This temperament style becomes depressed primarily due torepparttar 126359 fact that they fail to reach their own incredibly high standards. This depression often leads to either suicide and or violence against others.

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