(quote) Michael-76823 said: Melancholic Choleric. The melancholic side, introverted, means I don't mind going off and doing stuff by myself. I'd rather go hiking alone or with one or two others than be in a crowded room full of sanguines, each trying to step on each others' words in haste to make conversation, much of which to me seems pointless. I value a few close friends far more than a hundred acquaintances. The choleric side makes for an interesting twist, I am able to function well in settings where there are a lot of people, providing everyone stays on task. I'm even capable of taking a leadership position in such task-oriented, goal-driven groups. Just don't ask me to plan a party, ha. The choleric side I think makes me more of a morning person; I don't like to get up, but once I'm awake I have to get going... can't stand to sit around the house for more than 15 minutes longer than I have to.
As far as others, I find my self being drawn time and again to Melancholic Phlegmatics. I enjoy their thoughtful nature, and their ability to express themselves in an articulate manner, especially in writing... although it sometimes takes them awhile to get their thoughts in order and then to present them. I also find it extremely difficult, and in some cases nearly impossible,to gain their trust and get accepted into their lives. More than once I've fallen for melancholic-phlegmatics on here, only to have them just slip back away into their own worlds, sigh.
I appreciate your points about melancholic-phlegmatics. I have studied the Myers-Briggs types and some of what you're saying draws some parallels between the melancholic-phlegmatics types and Introverted types who like to be open to endless possibilities without really deciding. I tend to be that type.
I like your perspective on being attracted to those types. I wonder if it goes back to someone you had an affinity for growing up?