In Handy Tips, we find ways to improve your life and make it easier and explain why these tips work. Today, we will tell you how to determine your personality type and find out whether you are phlegmatic, sanguine, melancholic, or choleric.

You've probably heard words like "choleric" or "phlegmatic" more than once. It's time to find out what they really mean.

Greek physician Hippocrates was the first to think of dividing people into four personality types according to their temperament. However, he believed that the differences between people depend on the fluids ("humors") of their bodies. He used to believe that phlegmatic people have more white phlegm from the lungs, choleric people have more yellow bile from the liver, etc.

Modern scientists have developed a new formula. In their opinion, temperament depends on three factors: the strength of nervous processes, their balance, and the speed with which excitation (E) replaces inhibition (I).

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1. Phlegmatic

These people have strong nerve cells. Excitation (E) and inhibition (I) processes are balanced, but they replace each other so slowly that the phlegmatic person has time to pull oneself together and not show emotions to others.

2. Sanguine

Such people are almost like phlegmatic ones because they have quite a strong and balanced temperament type. However, their excitation (E) and inhibition (I) processes quickly replace each other, so sanguine people cannot suppress their emotions.

3. Choleric

These people have strong nerve cells and powerful emotions. But their excitation (E) and inhibition (I) processes are not balanced, so the choleric person cannot pull oneself together and suppress various emotions like anger or frustration.

4. Melancholic

This is a weak, unbalanced type. People with a melancholy temperament have extremely fragile nerve cells and slow excitation (E) and inhibition (I) processes.