• Michael Wood and Ricky Britner

The Choleric

In this blog, we will continue to present temperaments in each area of behavior and needs. This month we will lay out the choleric. We will cover the choleric in inclusion, control, and affection, and look at their strengths and weaknesses.

Choleric in the area of inclusion (inclusion - social interactions, surface relationships, and intellectual energies)

Cholerics appear to be highly personable and charming and can inspire a significant number of people. They are very optimistic and well-liked, open, and friendly towards most people around them. Choleric socializes and associates for the primary purpose of recruiting people to help achieve their goals. They are very task-oriented and are driven to accomplish and receive recognition. They can be cruel and abusive and are capable of using and can walk over people. They can and will use anger as a tool to control people. Choleric in Inclusion tend to be fast-paced and who undertakes projects quickly and efficiently. They can envision new projects but struggles seeing possible pitfalls that lie ahead. Choleric are perfectionist and demand people to do it their way because they know better. The driving force of a choleric is to gain recognition and approval for their accomplishment, fulfilling their need for worth and significance. The strengths of a Choleric in Inclusion is that they are open, friendly, confident, outgoing, optimistic, and tough-minded. They are great at seeing the project finished before it even starts and has a good mind for leading others. Their weaknesses are that they are hot-tempered, demanding, controlling, people users and can harbor anger and resentment.

Choleric in the area of control (control - decision-making abilities, willingness to take on responsibilities, and the need for independence)

They can make quality decisions and take on high-stress responsibilities. They are efficient, well-disciplined, and organized. choleric have a knack for choosing the right people for each task and can get them to what they need. They will take on any behavior necessary to complete the job and will tolerate little or no interference, and seldom trust others with projects. They can be critical and prideful. They have a hard time delegating authority and can be subject to burnout. Cholerics need a great deal of control over others and will tolerate little control over them by others. They will first be pleasant to manipulate others in doing things their way; then they will use rude, critical, and demeaning statements to control others. Cholerics are especially hard on people they see as weak and treat them even more harshly. They tend to have a difficult time dealing with other strong-willed temperament people (the phlegmatic). The strength of cholerics are that they are tough-willed, good leader, capable of making decisions and taking on the responsibilities of those decisions by possessing the will power to carry out the things through to completion. Their weaknesses include anger, cruelty, poor behavior, associating with weak people, taking advantage of them, then resenting them for being weak.

Choleric in the area of affection (affection - love, affection, and the need for deep personal relationships)

Cholerics are happy, optimistic, affectionate people. They receive love through being acknowledged for what they did and if you do for what they need you to do. They show love and affection, but they typically want something in return — cholerics struggle with showing emotions and feeling because they are performance driven. Cholerics strengths in affection are that they are optimistic, outgoing, and expresses a great deal of love and affection. Their weaknesses include the use of indirect behavior and rejecting people, rejecting efforts of love and affection from others, and being cruel to those you do love them in the way they want.

Every temperament has both their strengths and weaknesses and like all other temperaments, it can be easy to hear their strengths but hard to hear their weaknesses. We use the knowledge of the report as a tool to move forward in making our relationships healthier and more joyful. Working with God and pursuing change we can grow in who we are.

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