Why You Act the Way You Do- Four Temperaments
Why you act the way you do is a book on temperament everyone needs to read. Tim Lahaye tried to convince all that we are of four temperaments and sometimes a blend of twelve temperaments. In his book why you act the way you do, he said our temperaments affect everything we do from our eating habits to driving skills, study habit, yard care, communication, child discipline, handwriting, dating, bill payments and others.
Tim Lahaye explained with adequate examples the sanguine, melancholy, phlegmatic and choleric temperaments in his book why you act the way you do. He defined temperament as the combination of traits we inherited from our parents, he emphasized that the traits are passed on by genes but its alignment is just as unpredictable as the hair or size of the body and the color of the eyes. Tim Lahaye also differentiates between temperaments, character, and personality in why you act the way you do.
Why You Act The Way You Do, The Four Temperaments
The four temperaments mentioned and clearly defined are the sanguine, melancholy, phlegmatic and choleric and here is the breakdown of the characteristics of the four temperaments;
The Sanguine According To Tim Lahaye In Why You Act The Way You Do
Tim Lahaye nicknamed the sanguine “Sparky Sanguine” and defined the temperament as warm, lively, buoyant and receptive. He said sanguine love enjoying themselves and passes the loving spirit to others. Tim also described the sanguine as outgoing and a super extrovert in his book why you act the way you do.
Tim Lahaye went on to describe the sanguine as never lacking friends because of the genuine way the temperament feel the joy and sorrow of others. The sanguine is said to enter the room “Mouth first”, he has a noisy blustering friendly way that makes him appear more confident than he really is. You can learn more about Sparky sanguine in Tim Lahaye’s book “why you act the way you do”.
The Melancholy According To Tim Lahaye In Why You Act The Way You Do
The second temperament described by Tim Lahaye is the Melancholic who he nicknamed “Martin Melancholy”, he explained that the melancholy possesses an exceptional analytical ability. He is defined as an analytical, gifted and self-sacrificing, perfectionist type with a very sensitive emotional nature, the melancholy is also said to be an introvert that is given to a variety of moods.
In his book why you act the way you do, Tim Lahaye said the Melancholy finds it difficult to express his feelings and seldom make friends but he can be a very faithful friend. The temperament is said to be the richest of all the temperaments, you can learn more about Martin Melancholy in his book why you act the way you do.
The Phlegmatic According To Tim Lahaye In Why You Act The Way You Do
Tim Lahaye nicknamed the third temperament Philip phlegmatic and described him as a calm and never-get-upset individual, he is said to be easy going and the easiest person to get along with. Tim further explained that the phlegmatic never get ruffled no matter the circumstances around him and does not lack for friends. Philip phlegmatic is also described as having a positive approach to life.
Tim Lahaye said the temperament has a retentive mind but is slow to act; he rather depends on other people to take action on any social injustice and tend to be a spectator in life. Learn more about Philip phlegmatic in Tim’s book why you act the way you do.
The Choleric According To Tim Lahaye In Why You Act The Way You Do
The fourth temperament described by Tim Lahaye is the choleric, nicknamed Rocky Choleric the temperament is said to be the strongest extrovert of all. He is hot, strong-willed, self-sufficient, quick and very independent. In his book why you act the way you do, Tim described him as Opinionated and easy to make decisions for himself and others.
The choleric is also said to have a practical mind that is capable of making sound and instant decision. He is said to be the least emotional; he neither sympathize with others nor expresses compassion. Rocky choleric is also bossy and an opportunist according to Tim Lahaye.
You will learn other things like:
- The twelve blends of temperaments
- How your temperament influence and affect your vocation
- Temperament and your emotion
- Temperament in Love and marriage
- Temperament and your spirituality
In Tim Lahaye’s book why you act the way you do so grab a copy off the shelf now and have a good read. You can also download the soft copy here.
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