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Spirit-Controlled Temperaments Second Glance Couples Ministry Communications Forum William A. Covington - Presenter
Spirit-Controlled Temperaments Definitions: Temperament – Combination of inborn traits that subconsciously affect all our behavior. Character – Result of temperament being modified Personality – Outward expression of yourself – what people see
Spirit-Controlled Temperaments Capitalize on the strengths Do not allow weaknesses to control situation No temperament is better than another Temperaments are a TOOL used to better understand behavior
SANGUINE CHARACTERISTICS: Warm Buoyant Lively Enjoy people who are receptive by nature
SANGUINE External impressions easily find their way into their hearts and as a result, they react readily by way of spontaneous response. Make decisions through feelings rather than reflective thoughts. They are life of the party – Extroverts !
SANGUINE Seldom at lost for words Speaks without thinking Do not like to be alone Never lacks friends! Noisy, blustering, friendly ways make them appear more confident than they really are.
SANGUINE Naïve, impulsive and congenial nature opens hearts and doors to them. Their energy and lovable disposition gets them by the rough spots of life.
SANGUINE Biblical Example PETER Matt 4:18-20,17:4;John21:1-11;Lk 5:5 Acts 2:14ff,4:13,5:41
CHOLERIC CHARACTERISTICS: Quick Active Practical Strong-willed Self-sufficient Very independent
CHOLERIC They tend to be decisive and opinionated, therefore, they find it easy to make decisions both for themselves and others. They can be extroverts but not to the degree of Sanguine. They thrive on activity.
CHOLERIC The environment does not need to stimulate them because they stimulate the environment. They rarely do anything, “ just for nothing ”. There is an underlying reason for practically everything they do.
CHOLERIC They are not frightened by adversities. In fact, misfortunes tend to encourage Cholerics. They are determined to succeed when others have failed They are strong natural leaders. They do not sympathize easily with others
CHOLERIC They do not show their emotions easily. They are often embarrassed or disgusted by their tears, and therefore are very insensitive to other’s needs.
MELANCHOLY They are the richest of temperaments, leaning toward the fine arts. They don’t make friends easily, but when they do they are good faithful friends. They are reluctant to take people at face value, therefore prone to be suspicious of others.
MELANCHOLY Their exceptional analytical ability cause them to diagnose accurately the obstacles and dangers of any project in which they are involved. They are the most pessimistic of the temperaments. If they are confronted about their pessimistic outlook, they will tell you that they are not being negative they are being realistic.
MELANCHOLY They sometimes display some moods where they can produce great work, but usually this is followed by some periods of deep depression. They find their greatest joy through self- sacrifice. They enjoy making themselves suffer. They often choose for their vocations very hard self-sacrificing tasks.
PHLEGMATIC They are the most likable of all the temperaments. Life for them is mellow and pleasant. It is an experience in which they avoid as much involvement as possible. They often feel much more than what they are willing to admit. They have a dry sense of humor.
PHLEGMATIC They attract friends because they enjoy people and have a natural good humor with people. They have a positive approach to life. Although they are the very hard to motivate, they can produce very well once motivated. They prefer the day-to-day routine.
PHLEGMATIC They often act like Christians before they accept Christ, usually because they are more polite and diplomatic about expression of their old sin nature.
PHLEGMATIC Biblical Example ABRAHAM Gen 13:1-9,14:14ff,15:1,16:1-4
Temperament Blends No one person has a single one, but a mixture. We have a primary and a secondary temperament. These are called BLENDS.
Final Words on Temperaments To control these temperaments, we need to be filled with the Holy Ghost. Evidence of “Infilling” Desire to have more of God Eph. 3:14-19,5:15-21 Holy boldness Acts 2:4, 4:8-13,31;9:17ff;13:52