Understanding Your Temperament – The Choleric

Ever been told you’re too controlling, honest or assertive? This article is for you.

Understanding Your Temperament – The Choleric

As a child, nobody could stop you from doing what you set out to do. It was you who related most to the bravery of your favourite fictional protagonists – those who entered dark caves and fought hideous monsters despite the odds.

As an adult, you emulate many of these traits, and people don’t hesitate in telling you so. You once despised (or perhaps, still do) those who do hesitate, who cower and submit to the difficulties of life.

You are a fierce, independent soul who demands respect, but only because you know you work hard to deserve it.

If you relate to any of the above – congratulations. You have a Choleric temperament.

Despite being an ambitious, savvy and resilient personality, you also might tend to struggle with maintaining your relationships. Your ability to solve problems and think ahead can mean you avoid the details. Your co-workers, friends and romantic partners may feel misunderstood or underappreciated, as you work towards building your empire. Success, especially in your career, is especially important to you. Remember, my Choleric, that not everyone has the same priorities as you.

You may have bumped heads with a social yet fickle Sanguine, a dreary and pessimistic Melancholic or a calm but predictable Phlegmatic. You tend to be impatient, especially with the latter two personality types. Occasionally, you might even lose your cool completely, destroying the very foundations you once prided yourself in creating.

Even in your logical world of science and mathematics, you know there is always room for error. You must utilise your resilient nature by letting go of the reigns, for the grip of control has turned your hands black and blue. Everything will be fine in the end.

All information written here is from Xandria Williams’ book, Love, Health & Happiness: Understanding Yourself and Your Relationships Through the Four Temperaments. Williams believes the key to harbouring a successful relationship with yourself and the people around you comes from an intimate understanding of their temperament. If you don’t relate to this particular post, feel free to click on my short summaries of the Phlegmatic, Sanguine or Melancholic personalities instead.