This is a test based on the four classical temperaments: Sanguine, Choleric, Phlegmatic and Melancholic. As photographers, we tend to interact with a lot of people in our day to day engagements.
Each one of us is very different in style and approach but we always work as a team, one family. Our team leader Salman Metobo came up with this personality questionnaire to help us understand each other better.
He’s a life coach, a spiritual mentor, and he likes to explore with psychology. This was a test to help us know ourselves better and to understand others a little more. You’re welcome to join us in the journey of self discovery, and please share with your friends if you find it interesting. If you already know your temperament and you just want to read more on it click here, otherwise continue down and do the test.
For each question, please choose the option that best describes you. Remember that this is just for fun and may not be scientifically accurate.
- How do you typically react to unexpected changes in your plans?
a) I adapt easily and go with the flow.
b) I get frustrated but quickly find an alternative solution.
c) I remain calm and accept the changes without much fuss.
d) I feel uneasy and take some time to adjust to the new situation.
- When facing a problem, how do you approach finding a solution?
a) I seek help from others and brainstorm together.
b) I take charge and make quick decisions.
c) I prefer to think things through carefully before taking action.
d) I analyze the problem and its causes before finding a solution.
- How do you usually handle social situations?
a) I’m outgoing and enjoy meeting new people.
b) I’m assertive and can take control of a group.
c) I’m easy-going and go with the flow of the group.
d) I’m reserved and prefer smaller, more intimate gatherings.
- How do you handle stress or pressure?
a) I tend to stay positive and find humor in tough situations.
b) I become more determined and focused on solving the issue.
c) I try to avoid stress and seek relaxation techniques.
d) I tend to withdraw and reflect on my feelings.
- How do you respond to criticism or feedback?
a) I take it lightly and see it as an opportunity to improve.
b) I defend myself and may become confrontational.
c) I consider it calmly and take it into account if it’s valid.
d) I internalize it and may feel hurt by it.
- How do you feel about taking risks?
a) I’m open to taking calculated risks and trying new things.
b) I’m confident and take risks without much hesitation.
c) I prefer to play it safe and avoid unnecessary risks.
d) I’m cautious and avoid risks as much as possible.
- How do you approach work and responsibilities?
a) I’m enthusiastic and enjoy taking on new challenges.
b) I’m driven and take on leadership roles.
c) I’m reliable and complete tasks methodically.
d) I’m thorough and take my time to ensure everything is done correctly.
- How do you handle conflicts or arguments?
a) I try to diffuse the situation with humor or lightheartedness.
b) I confront the issue head-on and assert my point of view.
c) I prefer to avoid conflicts and find compromises.
d) I reflect on the situation and try to understand all perspectives.
- How do you approach meeting new people?
a) I’m friendly and open, making it easy to connect with others.
b) I’m confident and initiate conversations with ease.
c) I’m reserved and let others take the lead in conversations.
d) I’m cautious and take time to assess new acquaintances.
- How do you handle setbacks or failures?
a) I see them as learning opportunities and bounce back quickly.
b) I become determined to overcome them and persevere.
c) I take them in stride and don’t let them bother me too much.
d) I may feel discouraged and need some time to recover emotionally.
- How do you handle praise or recognition?
a) I appreciate it and feel motivated to keep doing my best.
b) I feel proud and may seek more recognition for my achievements.
c) I take it modestly and may feel a bit uncomfortable with too much attention.
d) I’m grateful for the recognition but may not seek it out.
- How do you react to unexpected or intense emotions?
a) I express my emotions openly and easily.
b) I try to control my emotions and keep a calm exterior.
c) I may not show much emotion and prefer to keep it to myself.
d) I experience deep emotions and may need time to process them.
- How do you approach making decisions?
a) I trust my intuition and make decisions based on gut feelings.
b) I make decisions quickly and decisively.
c) I weigh the pros and cons carefully before deciding.
d) I may struggle with decisions, as I want to ensure they are the right ones.
- How do you handle social conflicts within a group?
a) I try to mediate and find a resolution that makes everyone happy.
b) I take charge and assert my opinion to resolve the conflict.
c) I prefer to avoid confrontations and let others sort it out.
d) I listen to all sides and offer insights to help resolve the conflict.
- How do you handle change in your daily routines?
a) I adapt quickly and find excitement in new routines.
b) I try to establish new routines and stick to them rigorously.
c) I’m flexible and can adjust to changes without much difficulty.
d) I may resist change and prefer to maintain familiar routines.
- How do you react to unexpected challenges or obstacles?
a) I tackle them with enthusiasm and see them as opportunities.
b) I face them head-on and work tirelessly to overcome them.
c) I remain calm and composed, finding the best approach to address them.
d) I may feel overwhelmed and need some time to figure out a plan.
- How do you feel about taking on multiple tasks at once?
a) I enjoy multitasking and find it energizing.
b) I thrive on juggling various tasks and projects simultaneously.
c) I prefer to focus on one task at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
d) I may feel stressed and struggle to manage multiple tasks.
- How do you handle boredom or monotony?
a) I find ways to entertain myself and keep things interesting.
b) I take charge and try to change the situation to alleviate boredom.
c) I tolerate it and wait for the monotony to pass.
d) I may become introspective or seek quiet activities during dull moments.
- How do you approach new challenges or learning opportunities?
a) I’m excited and eager to dive into new experiences.
b) I approach them with confidence and a “can-do” attitude.
c) I take my time to learn and adapt to the challenges gradually.
d) I may feel apprehensive and need some encouragement to try new things.
- How do you typically respond to a friend in need of emotional support?
a) I’m empathetic and offer a listening ear and comforting words.
b) I take charge and offer practical solutions to their problems.
c) I’m supportive and understanding, allowing them to share their feelings at their own pace.
d) I may feel overwhelmed by their emotions but try to be there for them.
Now, tally up your answers to see which temperament you align with the most. Remember that no single temperament can completely define a person, and individuals may display traits from multiple temperaments. This is just a fun exercise to explore your tendencies and preferences.
After tallying your answers, you can determine which temperament you align with the most based on the letters you chose the most frequently:
- Sanguine: If you chose mostly “a” answers, you align with the sanguine temperament. Sanguine individuals are outgoing, enthusiastic, and sociable. They are optimistic and tend to adapt easily to new situations.
- Choleric: If you chose mostly “b” answers, you align with the choleric temperament. Choleric individuals are assertive, confident, and decisive. They are natural leaders and take charge in various situations.
- Phlegmatic: If you chose mostly “c” answers, you align with the phlegmatic temperament. Phlegmatic individuals are calm, easy-going, and relaxed. They prefer to avoid conflicts and seek harmony in their interactions.
- Melancholic: If you chose mostly “d” answers, you align with the melancholic temperament. Melancholic individuals are introspective, thoughtful, and sensitive. They may take more time to process emotions and decisions.
Remember that it’s common for people to exhibit traits from multiple temperaments, and no one is purely one temperament. This test is just for fun and self-awareness, and it’s not a scientifically validated assessment. If you still want to know more about your specific temperament then click and read this click and read this post as well on detailed description of each personality type and what it might mean