What is a Melancholy?

Do you have low self esteem? Do you have a  constant fear of rejection? Are you a perfectionist? Do you become overhwhelmed when you are around people all the time? Are you very task oriented? Then the chances are, you have a Melancholy temperament. Remember our temperament is the God given characteristic given to us before birth. Our personality is our “mask” of who we portray ourselves to be.

I recently learned all about temperaments and found out that I am a Melancholoy.  I was not very happy to discover that. Everything about a Melancholy seemed negative to me, which made me even more depressed. The only thing that gave me comfort was the fact that I discovered that I wasn’t crazy and abnormal, thinking “what’s wrong with me?” I realized that my behaviors and feelings were part of my temperament and there are a lot of people with my same temperament. Unfortunately, out of all the temperaments, Melancholies are usually the only temperaments who wish that they were something else.

  • However, being a Melancholy is NOT all negative. See the positive aspects of a Melancholy:
  • Analytical
  • Organized
  • Avoids Conflicts
  • Deep and Thoughtful
  • Artistic (They say that Whitney Houston was a Melancholy)
  • Faithful, devoted friend
  • Encourages Others
  • Talented, Creative
  • Communes Easily with God

We are INCREDIBLE people..we just have to keep telling ourselves that daily, no probably hourly….

Hang in there if you are a Melancholy, you are not alone. If you don’t know your temperament you should go and get tested. It will help you to understand yourself a lot better!


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