Take the test: understanding personality types

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:33 pm
Reading Time: 3 minutes

A lot of understanding yourself and others comes down to personality types and how everyone best receives and gives appreciation.

Regular Mornings guest Graham Irvine joined Mike over four weeks to discuss four personality groups — the powerful cholerics, the perfect melancholy, the popular sanguines and the peaceful phlegmatics.

Take the test to find out which one you are.

Hear the full series below.

melancholic

Perfect Melancholy personality types are described by Littauer to be the mental types, with their personality displaying a strong emphasis on thinking, evaluation, and assessment. Their typical behaviour involves thinking, assessing, making lists, evaluating the positives and negatives, and general analysis of facts. They love maps, charts and graphs. They are usually the most intelligent of the four types, however they tend to dwell on details. A Melancholy is a planner, making sure things happen, although sometimes they can paralyze themselves with over-analysis. Lists and “doing things the right way” are characteristics of this personality type. Melancholies are also known as the “Perfect” type. Some famous examples are Hillary Clinton, Ernest Hemingway, Vincent Van Gogh and Beethoven.

Podcast: Graham Irvine on the Perfect Melancholy

choleric

Powerful Cholerics are considered to be leader and commander types, being dominant, strong, decisive, and occasionally arrogant. They tend to be good leaders because they are driven to get things done, however they might offend some people along the way. Cholerics are also known as the “POWERFUL” type. Some famous examples are Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Phil Donahue, Donald Trump, Bill Gates and Bill O’Reilly.

Podcast: Graham Irvine on the Powerful Cholerics

sanguine

Popular Sanguines are a social personality type, displaying characteristics such as a predisposition to socialize and entertain. They enjoy fun, socializing, chatting, telling stories – and are fond of promising the world, because that’s the friendly thing to do. A Sanguine gets on well with people and can get others excited about issues, but cannot always be relied upon to get things done. They love interacting with others and play the role of the entertainer or center of attention in group interactions. They have a tendency to over-promise and under-deliver. Sanguines are also known as the “Popular” type. Some famous examples are Bill Clinton, Robin Williams, Kelly Ripa and Richard Simmons.

Podcast: Graham Irvine on the Popular Sanguines

phelgmatic

Peaceful Phlegmatics are described as having a flat-type personality, being laid back and desiring a peaceful environment above all else. They are easy going, laid back, nonchalant, unexcitable and relaxed. Desiring a quiet and peaceful environment above all else. They tend not to actively upset people, but their indifference may frustrate people. They try not to make decisions, and generally go for the status quo. They are good as mediators because they don’t usually have many enemies. They also have a “dry” and quick sense of humor. Phlegmatics are also known as the “Peaceful” type. Some famous examples are Calvin Coolidge, Tim Duncan, Sandy Koufax, and Keanu Reeves, Koffi Annan.

Podcast: Graham Irvine on the Peaceful Phlegmatics part 1

Podcast: Graham Irvine on the Peaceful Phlegmatics part 2

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