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    Default Which of the classic temperaments fits you best?

    To me it looks like the correlation to socionics is Ej = choleric, Ij = phlegmetic, Ep = sanguine, Ip = melancholic.

    Heres what wiki says.

    Choleric

    A person who is choleric is a do-er. They have a lot of ambition, energy, and passion, and try to instill it in others. They can dominate people of other temperaments, especially phlegmatic types. Many great charismatic military and political figures were choleric. They like to be leaders and in charge of everything. They can be very manipulative.

    Phlegmetic

    Phlegmatics tend to be self-content and kind. They can be very accepting and affectionate. They may be very receptive and shy and often prefer stability to uncertainty and change. They are very consistent, relaxed, calm, rational, curious, and observant, making them good administrators. They can also be very passive-aggressive.

    Sanguine

    The Sanguine temperament personality is fairly extroverted. People of a sanguine temperament tend to enjoy social gatherings, making new friends and tend to be boisterous. They are usually quite creative and often daydream. However, some alone time is crucial for those of this temperament. Sanguine can also mean very sensitive, compassionate and thoughtful. Sanguine personalities generally struggle with following tasks all the way through, are chronically late, and tend to be forgetful and sometimes a little sarcastic. Often, when pursuing a new hobby, interest is lost quickly when it ceases to be engaging or fun. They are very much people persons. They are talkative and not shy. People of sanguine temperament can often be emotional.

    Melancholic

    A person who is a thoughtful ponderer has a melancholic disposition. Often very considerate and get rather worried when they could not be on time for events, melancholics can be highly creative in activities such as poetry and art - and can become preoccupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world. A melancholic is also often a perfectionist. They are often self-reliant and independent; one negative part of being a melancholic is sometimes they can get so involved in what they are doing they forget to think of others.

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    I see the four temperaments in terms of the Big Five, with two of the axis, Extroverted/Introverted and Neurotic/Secure.

    Choleric: Extroverted + Neurotic
    Sanguine: Extroverted + Secure
    Phlegmetic: Introverted + Secure
    Melancholic: Introverted + Neurotic
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    melancholic and phlegmetic. i can't choose

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    Mostly phlegmatic, with melancholic as close second.
    „Man can do what he wants but he cannot want what he wants.“
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    I am a mix of sanguine and melancholic, like 55-45. Weird, I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taknamay View Post
    I see the four temperaments in terms of the Big Five, with two of the axis, Extroverted/Introverted and Neurotic/Secure.

    Choleric: Extroverted + Neurotic
    Sanguine: Extroverted + Secure
    Phlegmetic: Introverted + Secure
    Melancholic: Introverted + Neurotic
    Yeah I agree, it fits with the static/ dynamic dichotomy btw.

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    Can carefree/farsighted be considered similar to secure/neurotic? I'm not totally familiar with the Reinin Dichotomies.

    Sorry if this question is off topic. It doesn't seem worth making a thread about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taknamay View Post
    Can carefree/farsighted be considered similar to secure/neurotic?
    no it can't

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    I'm Choleric/Melancholy.
    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves...

    Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies...

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    No, none of these ever fit me. I always thought this stuff was really stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walker31 View Post
    To me it looks like the correlation to socionics is Ej = choleric, Ij = phlegmetic, Ep = sanguine, Ip = melancholic.
    Hm, I always was pretty sure it's Ip = phlegmatic and Ij = melancholic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Director Abbie View Post
    No, none of these ever fit me. I always thought this stuff was really stupid.
    ugh, I agree.
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