How to Instantly Identify and Manage Your Temperament

“Character is something you forge for yourself; temperament is something you are born with and can only slightly modify” — Sydne J. Harrison.

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

Temperament is the thermometer of our character.

This unique difference reflected by our actions and reactions to events is identified as temperament; and understanding exactly what your temperament is will enable you to know and forge a better relationship with yourself, understand your reactions to other people, and relate better with them.

What is Temperament?

Cambridge Dictionary defines temperament to be — the naturally predisposed combination of mental, physical, and emotional traits of a person.

Why Is Knowing Your Temperament Important?

Knowledge of your temperament is important as it helps to shape your personality, character, mood. It gives reasons for your responses to situations and helps people understand you more and be better equipped to work with you.

Your temperament explains your actions to the world.

Do you always feel nervous when talking to people, are you usually lively and excited? Do you get angry when things don’t go your way?

The Four Temperament Theory

There are many theories of temperament but our main focus will be on the four temperament theory because it is the most common theory that explains the types of temperament.


Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store