Monday, April 9, 2012
Personality. We all have one. We’re born with one. Ever heard the 1959 song “Mr. Personality?”
’cause you got personality,
Our inborn personality is reflected in our “walk, talk, smile, charm, and love.” Personality is made up of a pattern of thoughts, feelings, and actions that make us unique. While our circumstances do affect our personality, it originates within us and stays fairly consistent throughout our lifetime.
The study of inborn Personality traits actually began around 400 BC when Greek thinkers studied life and the universe and the “natures” of people.
Hippocrates theorized that what made people so different was their body chemistry. He and other Greek thinkers believed that people could be categorized into four basic groupings based on the “fluids” in their bodies.
Around AD 190, Greek physician Galen built on these ideas and called them the four temperaments: sanguine, choleric, melancholy, and phlegmatic.
· Choleric - Organized, goal-oriented, outgoing people who love to be in charge.
· Melancholy – Quiet, deep, thoughtful people who strive for perfection.
· Phlegmatic. – Balanced, contented, easygoing people who don’t feel the need to be the center of attention
A study of personalities reveals insights into why we do the things we do.
I first studied personalities when my sons were little and I read How to Understand Your Child’s Temperament by Beverly LaHaye. Most recently, I’ve read the writings of Marita Littauer and her mother Florence. For more than 25 years, the Littauers have helped thousands of men and women with their personal and professional relationships.
Teaching others to use their personality to their advantage has now become a passion. I’ve taught over 100 men and women how to use The Power of Your Personality to improve relationships and live in their strengths. Click here to take your personality test.https://acrobat.com/app.html#d=uCHWjn7kvfN3KZN8GHQuaQ