Sep 2, 2006

Melancholy baby

You Have a Melancholic Temperament
Introspective and reflective, you think about everything and anything. You are a soft-hearted daydreamer. You long for your ideal life. You love silence and solitude. Everyday life is usually too chaotic for you. Given enough time alone, it's easy for you to find inner peace. You tend to be spiritual, having found your own meaning of life. Wise and patient, you can help people through difficult times. At your worst, you brood and sulk. Your negative thoughts can trap you. You are reserved and withdrawn. This makes it hard to connect to others. You tend to over think small things, making decisions difficult.

Yeah, I already knew this. The above description does fit. Of the four humours, I'm Melancholy. No surprise there, since there are a number of features in my astrological chart that would point to such a personality: Capricorn (and Saturn) are melancholic (is that a word?) and are a major influence, as well as a Sag Sun placed in an introspective, reflective part of my chart (12th house). When transitting Saturn triggered aforementioned Sun, I learned all about being trapped by negative thoughts, and have worked hard at not letting them trap me again (hint: affirmations). Your attitude about a situation really does color how the whole situation plays out. So I am aware of that melancholic short-coming and do what I can to avoid it. I also don't have trouble making decisions. BTW, not my misspelling of "temperament" in the link above. I am, after all, a genius. (Must be all that thinking about everything and anything I do.)

Lifted from melancholy Paula and choleric Jeff.


Paula said...

That Wiki thing was interesting. I think I'm actually a combo of fall and winter. In Myers-Briggs I come out as an NT. Funny I get earth as an element and hoarding as an orientation (also acquiring assets as a source of happiness)--I am a Taurus and do buy a lot of crap. I'm never sleepless though!

Keera said...

The hoarding thing fits me, too, even though I'm not big on shopping. I just don't seem to get rid of stuff. At least not in a rate that matches or surpasses the acquiring of stuff.

Mark said...

Sanguine indicates the personality of an individual with the temperament of blood, the season of spring (wet and hot), and the element of air. A person who is sanguine is generally optimistic, cheerful, even-tempered, confident, rational, popular, and fun-loving. They can be daydreamy to the point of not accomplishing anything and impulsive, acting on whims in an unpredictable fashion. This also describes the manic phase of a bipolar disorder.

Love that last little tidbit!!!

Keera said...

And melancholy is the depressive phase. Baby, let's see-saw emotionally together!

Mark said...

It's a good thing yer 6,000 miles away, babe!