This is my first blog and I wanted to start blogging about something that I recently learned that I am.Recently, my husband and I sought counseling, we were having some issues with communicating and understanding one another. Now I know that “men are from mars and women are from venus” and we think differently, but what I didn’t know was that everyone has God given temperaments. What is a temperament? A temperament is the essence of who you are. It is who God created us to be from the beginning. There are five basic temperaments: The Melancholy, The Sanguine, The Supine, The Choleric, and the Phlegmatic. Everyone falls into these categories, most people have a dominant temperament. Well, through counseling, I found out that my husband was a Sanguine and I am a …yup, you guessed it a Melancholy. What’s wrong with that you may ask? Nothing, other than the fact that those two temperaments are the polar opposites. My husband is very outgoing, people orientated and a leader in everything he does, on the other hand I am uncomfortable around people, I never know what to say, I like my alone time and I am definitely not a leader.
My initial response after finding this out, was, does that mean there is no hope for my husband and I? Should we not be together? Silly me, that is just what a Melancholy would think. I ask you to take this journey with me as I introduce you to the world of the Melancholy. Through the ups and downs and sideway thinking a Melancholy. I recommend that EVERYONE get tested and see what their temperament is, men, women and children. It can help us in choosing a mate and in raising healthy and productive children. I am struggling everyday with being a Melancholy, but one thing I am coming to terms with is that God makes no mistakes, and he made me a Melancholy for a reason and I must learn to accept and it be happy with it.
Stay with me… I will tell you exactly what a Melancholy is…