They are very persuasive and make good debaters! They need information, time to think, and a plan; they function best, and more effectively, when they have a detailed plan. They posses strong , ambition and powerful domineering traits. In order to function well, they need information, time alone to think, and a plan from which to operate. They will become bored without activity and social involvement. When telling a story, Sanguines often exaggerate what happened or leave out important details.
The Choleric and Sanguine natural tendencies combine to produce a result-oriented person who needs to be around people socially some of the time. It should take most people about five minutes to complete. They are not socially active, preferring work and privacy to being with people. They are amiable and easygoing, and slowly pace their way through life. They tend to be very image conscious and actively seek recognition for their achievements. They tend to have a long life-span because they do not get stressed like the other temperament combinations.
Either need may dominate their behavior depending on the requirements of the situation. Cholerics are visionaries and seem to never run out of ideas, plans, and goals, which are all usually practical. They are very much into charity and helping others. The Sanguine-Phlegmatic works very well with others because they are optimistic, accepting, and accommodating. They are not socially active, preferring privacy. When forced into an argument, they get very upset and distressed, seeking escape rather than victory. The four temperaments have not been a part of medicine or psychology for a hundred years, but remain popular in the writings of several prominent self-help and spirituality authors and the idea remains relatively well known.
The Melancholy-Sanguine makes decisions slowly because they are analyzing their options. Obstacles that get in the way of their steady path will cause them to halt and fumble around, not sure what to do. The Phlegmatic-Choleric wants to operate by themselves and set their own pace. They need daily challenge and others willing to listen to them and carry out their plans. This temperament needs surface relationships.
They take the path of least resistance whenever possible. The Melancholy-Phlegmatic is naturally skilled at analyzing everything they do and everything that happens in their life. They can be very sensitive to criticism and may react with strong emotion. The phlegmatic personality type seeks to create moments of zen in a hectic world. They are analytical, systematic, and sensitive to the needs of others.
By all outward appearances they are. They are well-behaved; rebelling against established rules would feel deeply uncomfortable to them. They like to initiate change. When committed to accomplishing a goal they are insightful and creative. Affection Weaknesses of The Phlegmatic: Unwillingness to become involved in deep relationships, tendency to be an observer only, rarely self-sacrificing, unemotional and inexpressive. They push their way through life trying to persuade others to their point of view.
They have high standards for themselves and others. They resist change until reasons are explained, defended, and accepted. They love adventure and have a high. They can make new friends easily, be imaginative and artistic, and often have many ideas. They prefer that others give them information that will help them make decisions rather than research it for themselves. The Melancholy-Sanguine has a natural smile.
Pedagogically, they can be best met by awakening their sympathy for others. The Melancholy-Sanguine struggles with having guilt feelings, even about something that is not their fault. When the Phlegmatic and the Choleric natural tendencies are combined, it produces an accommodating, result-oriented person who is unyielding in their routine, and very determined. Medical Life Press, : 67, 87, 104. The Melancholy-Sanguine is naturally skilled at being diplomatic with others in a way that avoids tension and restores unity.