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.
Your results will be displayed below.
You can find detailed profiles for each pure type here:
It’s very rare to have one pure temperament. If you are like most people, you have one predominant and one secondary temperaments, in which case you should read both profiles. Another thing you can do is to translate your temperament combo into a four-letter personality type Myers-Briggs style. For example, if your predominant temperament is Sanguine and your secondary temperament is Choleric, you are a Sanguine-Choleric. Sanguine-Choleric profile is very similar or close to the ENTP personality type. You can find all possible combinations and how they translate to 16 personalities theory on the main temperaments page. Happy reading!