We are all unique, but everyone wants to better understand themselves and their character. To do this, it is good to have an idea of your temperament. Choleric, phlegmatic, sanguine, or melancholic? Admit it, you are always confused about these terms and cannot decide which of these types exactly applies to you. This test will help you learn more about different behaviors and define your own. Try to present typical situations and give the first “natural” answer that comes to mind. Answer quickly and accurately. Remember that there are no "good" or "bad" answers, just listen to your heart!
Let's Start the Quiz!
How do you feel at night when trying to fall asleep?
I have so many thoughts that keep me awake!
I recall nice moments that happened to me during the day and then fall asleep immediately
Nothing in particular. I simply close my eyes and fall asleep.
I keep thinking about the past day and about what went wrong
I think about the past day but that doesn't stop me from falling asleep
It depends. On some nights I fall asleep immediately, on other nights I toss and turn
Do you have many friends?
My friends keep coming and going
I have enough friends
I have one or two closest friends
I have a few closest friends whom I trust
Yes, I'm always surrounded by my friends
Yes, I have many friends, acquaintances, and so on.
Before going on a trip, you...
Plan every step in the most scrupulous way
Plan how I'll handle difficult situations
Look forward to a new experience
Book tickets and that's it
Feel elated at first but then start to think about possible problems
Make a list of the things I want to see
Your friend and you planned to go to a concert on a Friday night but then your friend had to cancel. What will be your reaction?
It's OK. I'll ask another friend of mine to go with me.
I'll get mad. We had plans together!
It's alright. Things like that happen all the time.
I'll quarrel with them, then put up, and then find a solution.
I'll got to a concert alone
Does that mean it's my fault? I'll be thinking about it for a long time.
Describe yourself with one word.
What do you miss the most at the moment?
I'm bored. I miss being around a lot of friends.
Just yesterday, I wanted to be alone. Today, I want to meet my friends.
What do your friends value in you most?
I'm a good listener
I'm a funny person
I'm unpredictable and spontaneous
I'm not a high-conflict person
I can see good things in any situation
I always achieve my goals
In the street, you waved at a friend but he didn't wave back at you. How will you react?
How dare he?
It's OK. He simply didn't notice me.
This means he doesn't want to speak to me anymore. I'll be hurt.
I won't wave. Let him do that first.
It's alright. Things like that happen.
I'll get mad and offended
Your friends are discussing an exhibition by some little-known painter. What will you do?
I'll keep silent and listen to others
I'll participate in the conversation
I'll tell them that I can't stand that anymore.
They seem to have forgotten about me. I'll be sitting quietly in the corner.
I'll try to change the subject
It depends. I may keep silent or I may go home.
How did you feel when getting a bad mark at school?
It's the teacher's fault. Why did she ask me that stupid question?!
I would improve the situation by getting good marks after that
No one needed to know that I was upset
I was very hurt
It was a good motivation to study better
I can't remember. It doesn't matter.
What is your hobby?
Football, basketball, etc.
Golf or riding
I have many different hobbies
Which quality of yours would you like to get rid of?
When do you feel best?
With my friends
With my closest friends
In a big group of friends
I get tired of being around people, but I don't like being alone either
With good companions
You got an assignment to analyze the 19th century letters and type some of them. What will be your reaction?
It's the assignment of my dreams!
It's sooo boring. I'd never do that.
Ok but I need good working conditions
I'll do my best
I don't particulary like that task but I'll do it no matter what
I'll only type half of the letters
You arranged to meet a friend tonight. But you feel so tired after work that you don't want to go. What will you do?
I'll cancel my plans
I'll stay at home reading and drinking tea
If I want to do, I'll go. If I don't want to go, I won't go
I'll ask my friend to meet me half an hour later
I'll go anyway
I'll go and try to relax in the company of my friend
What's your preferred way to relax?
I like to spend time with my closest friends
I like to go to the parties
I like to stay at home, relax, and enjoy some alone time
I like sports
I like to stay at home reading and watching TV series
I like go out and then spend some time alone
You heard some exciting news. Will you share it with your friends?
Yes, unless it's a secret or something personal
Of course! I'll tell everybody!
No. They'll discover it on their own
I'll tell everyone and add my comments
I'll tell as soon as I have an opportunity
We'll see. It depends on my mood.
Cholerics are naturally result-oriented. They have active, positive, and forward movement, in an antagonistic environment. They influence their environment by overcoming opposition to get results. Cholerics are extroverted, quick-thinking, active, practical, strong-willed, and easily annoyed. They are self-confident, self-sufficient, and very independent minded. They are brief, direct, to the point, and firm when communicating with others. Your benefits:You're straightforward and always know what to do You're fast and flexibleYour confidence makes you a natural leaderYou're not easily offended and don't hold grudges Your shortcomings:You often lack patience, especially when it comes to workYou experience frequent mood swingsYou're trying to be dominant in every situation (subconsciously) You blame others for their own mistakes, often to the point of lying to save face.
Sanguines are naturally people-oriented. They have an active, positive movement in a favorable environment. They influence their environment by encouraging others to work together.The Sanguine is extroverted, fun-loving, playful, activity-prone, impulsive, entertaining, persuasive, easily amused, and optimistic. They are enthusiastic, expressive, and tend to be very affectionate. Sanguines are personable, receptive, open to others, and build relationships quickly. They are animated, excitable, approachable, accepting, and trusting of others. They will smile, and talk easily and often. Your benefits:You're lively, optimistic, buoyant, and carefreeYou're very creative, and your natural abilities can serve you in art-related professionsYou're very social and find it easy to make friendsYou're an excellent communicator and good listener Your shortcomings:You're easily bored and often find it difficult to remain on taskYou feel emotions intensely and are not afraid to show their emotions; therefore living with you may feel like an emotional rollercoasterYou're prone to pleasure-seeking behaviors (overeating, gambling, etc.)You have a very high self-esteem and sometimes you may act selfish
Someone with phlegmatic personality type is usually a people person. They seek interpersonal harmony and close relationships. Phlegmatic people are loyal spouses and loving parents. They preserve their relationships with old friends, distant family members, and neighbors. People with phlegmatic temperament tend to avoid conflicts and always try to mediate between others to restore peace and harmony. They are very introverted, but they will frequently work together with others to achieve a common goal. Your benefits:Agreeable and patient, you're easy to get along with You're fiercely loyal to your friends and will stick by a relationship regardless of what the other person does or saysYou're easy going, laid back, and calm You have a great memory Your shortcomings:You stick closely to your routines and resist changeYou have anxiety about what others think of your work, as well as worrying about the future.Suspicious and conscientious, you're slow to trust others until you're sure of their intentionsYou judge others easily and can act passive-aggressive
People with melancholic personality type love traditions. Women cook for men; men open doors for women. They love their families and friends and, unlike sanguine temperament, do not look for novelty and adventure. In fact, they avoid it at all costs. Someone with melancholic temperament is very unlikely to marry a foreigner or leave their homeland for another country. They are very social and seek to contribute to the community. Your benefits:You pay attention to detail and remember the tiniest things clearlyYou express yourself precisely, accurately, providing all of the relevant information You're process-oriented and like to pursue your goals in a precise straightforward wayYou don’t get bored easily and excel at tasks that require attention and repetition. Your shortcomings:You don't share your emotions and impressions with othersYou have a low self-image and are inclined toward depressionYou have a high degree of perfectionist tendencies, which sometimes may be an obstacleYou take life very seriously and it often leaves you feeling blue, helpless or even hopeless
People, who have the traits of both choleric and sanguine, are domineering, decisive, opinionated, and they find it easy to make decisions for themselves as well as for others. They wake up wanting to control, change or overcome something. They leave little room for negotiating—it’s usually their way or no way. While they can be compassionate and rally for social causes, in their personal life, they are slow to build relationships. They likely only have a few close friends, even though they are not afraid to meet and talk to new people. They don't tend to empathize with others.
People, who have the traits of both melancholic and choleric, hold themselves and others to unrealistically high standards, and get distressed when these standards are not met. This leads to them being self-deprecating - because they do not meet their own standards - and critical of others - because those others do not meet their standards. They are very stubborn, because they try very hard to stick to their own carefully considered views and standards of perfection, and are not easily shifted from this path. They do not go with the flow. They're always trying to get into the spotlight, either by being louder and better than those around them, or more restrained and therefore superior to those who lose their cool.