Four temperaments is a proto-psychological theory that suggests that there are four fundamental personality types, sanguine (pleasure-seeking and sociable), choleric (ambitious and leader-like), melancholic (analytical and quiet), and phlegmatic (relaxed and peaceful). Most formulations include the possibility of mixtures of the types.
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There is a pattern and the simple correlation is as follows:
Ne and Se dominants are sanguine
NeTi and SeTi are sanguine-choleric
NeFi and NeFi are sanguine-phlegmatic
So, Ti adds a choleric flavor as an auxiliary function when extroverted
Fi adds phlegmatic flavor to sanguine first function (Fi-doms are melancholic)
Ni and Si doms are melancholic
NiTe and SiTe are melancholic-choleric
NiFe and SiFe are melancholic-phlegmatic
Fe and Te are different
FeNi and FeSi have equal representation of humors. Fe is neutral. It is a shapeshifter depending on a situation. They are very flexible.
TeNi are cholerics and melancholic-cholerics
TeSi are melancholic-cholerics and cholerics
Te is definitely a choleric one. Ni and Si are both melancholic but Si has a bigger impact on temperament
Ti doms are melancholy-phlegmatic
Fi doms are really strange.
FiNe are Melancholy-Phlegmatic, Melancholy, Phlegmatic and Sanguine-Phlegmatic
FiSe are Melancholy-Phlegmatic, Sanguine-Phlegmatic and Phlegmatic
In this case, after Fi circuits Se gives more jollity
But then we ask: why? Why Pe are sanguine, Pi - melancholic, Te choleric and Fe is neutral ?
Because of the nature of those functions. Because of things that energizes users of those functions. Healthy Ne will be constantly enthusiastic because he sees potential in everything. Possibilities to change the world. Se will be enthusiastic to try new things. Te is about getting things done in external world. So, whatever its position in the function stack it will always be sees as choleric. Fe is about social adaptation, therefore it is neutral and adjustable. Its humor depends on other functions in the stack and their developments/use.
Now, Ni and Si. Why would they be melancholic? Because they deal with self-preservation instinct? They compute outer world depending on the past experience and because of this they...what? I want to ask this of you, Pi-doms. Why are your function seem melancholic? What is wrong about it?
If your temperament is different from average of your type, please write about it. It is interesting to see a sanguine IXXJ or melancholic E**P