This is a little helper for our Four Temperaments page. This short test was designed to help you figure out your classical personality type: Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Choleric or Melancholic. The test consists of only eight questions; to avoid errors, think of your most typical behavior and answer accordingly. Your predominant temperament is the one where you have the highest score; your secondary temperament is where you have your second highest score (obviously!).
1. How do you feel about unpredictable situations?
I absolutely love them. They energize me and make me feel alive!
I am not sure. It depends.
I am neutral. They don’t make me feel uncomfortable but at times I get annoyed by unexpected surprises.
It makes me feel very uncomfortable. I love routines and enjoy planning everything ahead.
2. Are you spontaneous?
Yes! I enjoy doing things at the spur of the moment!
I wouldn’t describe myself as spontaneous. I am an emotional person which means I change my mind often.
I am not spontaneous but I can take a fast decision when I have to.
I am not spontaneous at all. I enjoy careful planning and preparation.
3. Are you getting bored easily?
Yes, I get bored very fast. I can’t take routine and familiarity for very long. I need to see new places, get to know people and do new things or I will go insane.
No, not really. I tend to get attached to people and places. This keeps me from getting bored.
No, I always do something interesting. I don’t depend on other people or circumstances to make me feel happy. I have my own goals and plans – there is no place for boredom in my life.
I never experience boredom. I can easily stay in a remote place with no entertainment without getting bored.
4. Your interests:
I have a wide range of interests. However, I don’t get deeply involved in any given subject.
I am really into communication and relationships. I am interested in people around me.
I have many interests but it’s hard for me to concentrate on many different subjects at once. I tend to study one subject in detail and then move on to the next one. I am especially interested in technology. I like to figure out things and understand how everything works.
I can’t say I have many interests but I am an educated person.
5. How emotional are you?
I am emotional, but I am not too sensitive to other people’s feelings.
I am very emotional and very sensitive.
I remain calm on the outside, even when I’m upset. In general I tend to hide my feelings and I am proud of my ability to solve problems without emotions getting in the way.
I am not emotional.
6. What’s your energy level?
It depends on my mood and what’s going on in my life.
My energy levels are steady. If I feel down I can force myself to carry on as normal.
Energy level? What do you mean?
7. Your ideal weekend:
Do something new like traveling.
Have a quality time with my partner. If I am single I will read romantic books or watch romantic movies.
Take an advantage of this extra time to learn new things or acquire new skills that will help me achieve my goals.
I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
8. How do you spend your money?
I love luxury and special experiences. I tend to spend a lot.
I enjoy buying gifts for people I love.
I am good at money management. However I don’t mind spending for things that have a real value.
I always plan my spending and at times tend to be a little stingy.
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