Temperaments - the raw materials we are born with
Our temperament is the combination of basic traits with which we were born. Hippocrates (460-370BC), often given the title of 'the father of modern medicine', discerned patterns in those traits that enabled him to distinguish four main temperaments. He gave those patterns names that have all passed into our modern language. He called them Choleric, Sanguine, Melancholic and Phlegmatic. Click each temperament for a brief introduction to its characteristics.