This Article was written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August #20

Today’s Prompt is: Your Personality

I also include The Word of the Day Prompt – Aloof

There are four Temperaments according to psychology and science ‘Sanguine’ ‘Phlegmatic’ ‘Choleric’ and ‘Melancholic.’ As you’ll see below they categorise us with certain traits, types and moods. Most of us will be dominantly one of these and yet we can just as easily be a mix or two.

I’m dominantly Melancholic. I fit pretty much everything in the category. I’m thoughtful and considerate. I plan my way through life. I’m prone to depression and bad mood especially when tragedy strikes and things go wrong! I’m always discontent with myself because I can never get things perfect and I don’t seem to fit in beyond the walls I create in my stories.

Okay — Enough about me. Hows about a little poetry …


How’s your temperament today
Are you happy, wistful, just okay
Please be anything but boiling mad
Play a game, smile, don’t be sad
Yet temperament isn’t mood, its personality

Are you the sanguine type
Lively, adventurous drawn by hype
Or are you a altruistic phlegmatic soul
Overtly friendly, loving, peaceful foal
Four temperaments guide your traits

Are you the third, the choleric one
Needing a goal, analytical, not so fun
Granted you may be the melancholic fellow
Rallying for tradition, homely, enjoys the mellow
You could be a mix of all four, of course.

Knowing your temperament can help you
It allows you to find happiness, a direction or two
Now, I’ve put the four temperaments on show
Decide upon yours and start to grow

What’s your temperament and why? Let me know in the comments.

Peace and Love be with you!

Thanks for reading my friends. As always there are more stories to be enjoyed (I hope) in the Short Stories and Short Stories 2 tabs. There’s also poetry here in Poetry Corner

Have a great day!

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  1. I think many writers probably fall into the ‘Melancholic’ category. I certainly do. This was a nice, informational little piece of poetry, Mason. Well done!

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  2. Hi Mason. Even though it was hard (impossible LOL!) to read the descriptions, I would have to go with my primary trait being melancholic. I prefer to be by myself with my thoughts or with only one other person. I’m happy with myself and enjoy alone time to come with with ideas for writing. On the other hand, I was a teacher for twenty years which definitely took me out of my comfort zone. That’s why I’m treasuring my life right now; doing what I’ve always wanted to do and being comfortable with myself..

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