Choleric personality is associated with testosterone and although every temperamental makeup is represented by members of both sexes, most choleric people are men.
Generally Cholerics are money-oriented people – they are fascinated by stocks, investments, money markets and all kinds of revenue generation methods, just like others are fascinated by art and poetry. These people are very practical and they make for naturally gifted businessmen. Constantly looking for opportunities and always working on themselves, they build successful businesses that thrive and benefit others.
This doesn’t mean that these people are greedy for money by any means! From their perspective, work is considered to be fun. However, they never do well in subordinate position – they are all about independence, financially and otherwise.
It’s About Exact Sciences!
Another special quality of choleric people is their ability to systematize everything. This is the reason why they usually enjoy math and other “exact sciences” – they actually have hard time trying to understand why the approaches they use for solving a mathematical problem cannot be used when solving relationship issues.
Testosterone also contributes to their spatial skills. This can be reflected in musical and athletic ability, particularly sports that require spatial skills, such as soccer.
Don’t Bug Me, I’m busy!
As it was mentioned earlier, people with choleric personality type are good at math, geometry and engineering, which often affects their professional choices. They are goal-oriented and have a wonderful focus as they work. Their concentration is deep and narrow and this is why when they are busy with something, they are simply not capable to notice other things that are going on around them. You could think of them as kind of “one-trick-ponies”. If a Choleric man is absorbed by something, do not even bother to get his attention because all you are likely to get is disappointment. Don’t blame the poor guy though; he has physical and chemical reasons why he can’t attend to you now. It’s nothing personal – it’s just the way they are.
Women of this type are very rare, but strangely enough are very popular people that, quite simply, have very different ways of dealing with issues. They can and do frustrate their partners by being unavailable, but this is exactly what makes them so desirable. They wouldn’t make mistake most other women do, for example, when they smother their partners with love eventually repelling them.
It is like Ninon de l’Enclos said, “Love never dies of starvation, but often dies of indigestion”. Something to think about, huh?
This type of people is very analytical and logical. These people are kings and queens of figuring out things. High testosterone activity in these men and women makes them straightforward and generally, they don’t strive to be polite, respectful or friendly – they do stuff according to what is convenient to them and, most importantly, is in line with their goals. Wasting words and repeating the obvious seem pointless to them. Forcing them to do so is a surefire way to annoy them!
Choleric personality is characterized by pragmatism and it is typical to them to take their decisions fast and act immediately. Unlike many others, they don’t have a problem when offered multiple choices.
Apparently, Talk is Cheap
Extremely tough-minded, they act in accordance with their motto: “Talk is cheap”. This means that they rather prefer to prove themselves with action and put the talk aside. You will hardly hear a choleric going on and on about what he is planning to do, like it often happens with sanguine-phlegmatic. This kind of behavior is extremely annoying and embarrassing to him; and although you might think the Choleric is boring and has nothing to share, the fact of the matter is that they often are the ones who have most fun (alone). Years pass and you may be amazed at what they have achieved.
It is no wonder why they are how they are – they have everything they need to excel in business, sports or science. They are simply naturally predisposed to set goals then reach them and believing in reasoning, logic and investigation. They are skeptical and do not trust easily. They need to investigate the facts on their own, then analyze them.
Testosterone Rules the Roost
Choleric personality has great problem-solving skills – as long as they are satisfied with reasoning behind their strategy, they act bold and self-confident. Both confidence and daring arise from high testosterone activity and they have absolutely no problem with tolerating long hours of work, isolation and discomfort if only this takes them to their goal. Highly independent people with not much respect to diplomas and other credentials, they are armed with their autonomy and independence and are likely to be highly competitive, almost to the point of being incredibly aggressive (which is another sign of testosterone activity).
People with this temperament are determined to succeed and despite the fact that they set the high standards and work long and hard, they are rarely satisfied with the time and effort they spent on their projects. They just keep on raising the mark to the point where many of them live with the constant worry that one day, they will simply fail. Once they disappoint themselves, they will blame themselves ruthlessly. However, they never give up their attempts to succeed and continue striving to the goals. They love knowledge and look for intelligent partners, otherwise, they generally avoid socializing unless they are interested in the conversation, which of course should be somehow related to their goals.
This temperamental makeup is typically characterized by detachment from their feelings, because they admire emotional control. They rather strive to be logic, analytical, competent, just and convincing. These people usually appear cool and collected. They don’t smile much and avoid eye contact and despite their best efforts at total self-control, they might “lose it” sometimes and explode into rage.
The Choleric personality type is very similar to the ENTJ type, according to 16 personalities theory.