I sat down to write and the first word that popped into my head was sanguine

If there is no obvious reason for a word popping into my head, I get a kick out of hunting for a meaning via random searches on the web.  Today’s ‘rabbit hole chase’ lead me to a description of Four Temperaments defined by Galen (AD 131-200):  Sanguine, Choleric, Phlegmatic, Melancholic.  It looks like these are the precursors to all the myriad personality tests that exist today.  Side Note:  These temperaments look like they’re still in use in modern Christian context.   

Wouldn’t you know it, the wikipedia descriptor for Sanguine temperament could definitely match my personality type.  The Sanguine temperament personality is fairly extroverted. People of a sanguine temperament tend to enjoy social gatherings, making new friends and tend to be quite loud. 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. Sanguine can be sometimes emotional

It would be a hoot if we all shared all of our test results as part of our initial greeting when meeting someone: 

Hi, I’m Laura…I’m a Sanguine, ESTPFollow Thru, oh yeah and I am an Aries, born in the year of the Rooster.  Wanna be my friend? 

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Posted on June 20, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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