Which of the Four Temperaments Do You Fit?

The idea of four temperaments has existed for thousands of years and is still used in self-help books and therapy. If you live with your temperament in mind, you're more likely to be balanced, happy, and get things done. Self-reported tests to work out your temperament type have been around for a while, and we're improving on that model! The theory? Years of research have gone into this approach to personality—both ancient and modern—so you might as well give it a try, right?

Did you know?

Humor isn't always funny

The four temperaments are sometimes also called four humors which Hippocrates originally first identified in around 400 BCE. And you know that guy was important—doctors still take the Hippocratic oath, after all. The idea is that the body has four humors: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm. See, not exactly a laugh a minute. Back in Hippocrates' time, the humors were thought of as physical, and imbalances were treated with things like leeches, bleeding, and cupping. Luckily, these days they're considered more mental, so if you find out you're phlegmatic, you're not going to be asked to purge! You can think of this personality test as a precursor -- and maybe a more pure version -- of the complex personality tests we take today. Consider the humors as moods, parts of yourself you may need to improve on to balance your personality fully.

How to Play?

Our personality quizzes are set up a little differently than your basic trivia quiz, but you’ve probably seen their kind around. Rather than having to choose the right answer from a list of multiple choice options, in this case, there is no “right answer”! (Two plus two will always be four, but every Golden Girls character is equally awesome.)

So, stop stressing. Just click on the answer that suits you best, and enjoy the ride. These quizzes are just for fun but who knows – you might just learn something about yourself along the way!

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