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The popular sanguine

Friday, April 28, 2017

LAST week, I introduced the four temperaments which may correspond to who you are. During the ancient times, it was said that the bodily fluids in our bodies or the “humors” can determine our temperaments. There are humors more dominant than the other. This dominant humor can help medicine men find the treatment for their illnesses.

Here are the four temperaments and their predominant humors:

• Sanguine – blood
• Phlegmatic – phlegm
• Choleric – yellow bile
• Melancholic – black bile

Although it is said that one humor is more dominant than the other, it is possible that we can be a combination of more than two temperaments.

Today, it has mixed reviews. Many people believe that the characteristics are still true today but there are a few who says no. Some of the descriptions are similar to other personality theories with another.

One needs to answer the personality profile to identify their own temperaments. Many recognize themselves in these temperaments including me.

The four temperaments are:

• Powerful Choleric
• Popular Sanguine
• Perfect Melancholic
• Peaceful Phlegmatic

Last week, we talked about the powerful choleric. This week, I will share about the popular sanguine.

The popular sanguine is the talker, an extrovert and an optimist. The popular sanguine is the one who loves to talk and is everyone’s friend. They are the cheerleaders and seem like the happiest people in the world. They are “always a child” who needs to grow up.

Here are some of their emotions and other traits:


- Appealing personality
- Talkative, storyteller
- Life of the party
- Good sense of humor
- Memory for color
- Physically holds on to listener
- Emotional and demonstrative
- Enthusiastic and expressive
- Cheerful and bubbling over
- Curious
- Good on stage
- Wide-eyed and innocent
- Lives in the present
- Changeable disposition
- Sincere at heart
- Always a child

At work:

- Volunteers at jobs
- Thinks up of new activities
- Looks great on the surface
- Creative and colorful
- Has energy and enthusiasm
- Starts in a flashy way
- Inspires others to join
- Charms others to work

As a friend:

- Makes friends easily
- Loves people
- Thrives on compliments
- Seems exciting
- Envied by others
- Doesn’t hold grudges
- Apologizes quickly
- Prevents dull moments

Do you see yourself? Stay tuned for two more temperaments.

Published in the SunStar Bacolod newspaper on April 28, 2017.

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