Do you think your heart is unique and special? I think we all do, and we’re right. Some of us leap into love, even if we’ve been hurt before. Others of us are more careful, taking our time when we think we might connect with someone. I think there are many valid and healthy approaches to love, and I like to think of love styles in the same way I think about personality archetypes.
For some reason, I woke up this morning thinking about the four
temperaments. Are you familiar with them? They were originally developed by Hippocrates over two thousand years ago for medical purposes, but they have a wide influence today. If you’ve taken a personality typology test like Myers-Briggs or DiSC, you were basically taking a temperament test. The four temperaments are sanguine (sociable and impulsive), choleric (ambitious and passionate), melancholic (thoughtful and considerate), and phlegmatic (relaxed and content). There’s already a quick quiz on Blogthings to test your temperament: What Temperament Are You?
While I’ve seen a lot of variations on the four temperaments in personality testing (and even written a few), I’ve never seen it applied to love styles… except when I do it 🙂 I’m sure it has been, but those instances seem far and few between. If you look at the types above, I think they match up perfectly with love types. Some of us are impulsive in love, passionate about love, thoughtful partners, or content with what we’ve got. Put a content and an impulsive person together, and someone is going to get hurt!
I decided to make my latest temperament one a quickie, and it all came together after I found four perfect images. Can the image you pick tell you your love temperament? I’m guessing yes: What Kind of Wings Does Your Heart Have? What do you get one this one? Does it fit your personality? Comment and let me know!