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Hippocrates’ New Twist

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There are four basic personality types:

  • Purposeful – your basic I-play-by-the-rules person
  • Powerful – your basic I-want-to-be-in-control person
  • Playful – your basic life-of-the-party person
  • Peaceful – your basic I-like-everything-to-be-on-an-even-keel person

You may be familiar with these personality types by other names. Hippocrates called the purposeful person a melancholy, the powerful person a choleric, the playful person a sanguine, and the peaceful person a phlegmatic based on an interpretation of body fluids. Others have given them animal names such as beaver, otter, lion, and golden retriever. Still others have used letters such as DISC. There are many ways to classify our personalities. But in every method of assessment there is a purposeful personality, a powerful personality, a playful personality, and a peaceful personality. No matter what you call them, each of the four corresponds with one of those descriptions. Read the rest of this entry

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What’s Your PERSONALity Perspective?

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Personalities are as individual as fingerprints, yet, according to Hippocrates, can be classified into four general types, with common blends. Linda and I have studied and trained in the personalities for years, earning advanced lifetime certification in the field. We’ve taught and helped hundreds across the country to relate better with their friends, family, and co-workers through a better understanding of these innate personality traits, needs, and tendencies.

Our book, PERSONALity Perspectives – Clues to Building Better Relationships, due out soon from OakTara Publishing, Read the rest of this entry