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Choleric

Choleric

Strengths of a Choleric
When Operating in LOVE

Weaknesses of a Choleric
When Operating in FEAR

The Leader | The Doer | The Optimist

The Argumentative | Lords Over Others | The Tactless

The Choleric's Emotions

The Choleric's As a Friend

The Choleric's Emotions

The Choleric As a Friend

Born leader
Dynamic and active
Compulsive need for change
Must correct wrongs
Strong-willed and decisive
Unemotional
Not easily discouraged
Independent and self sufficient
Exudes confidence
Can run anything

Has little need for friends
Will work for group activity
Will lead and organize
Is usually right
Excels in emergencies.

Bossy
Impatient
Quick-tempered
Can't Relax
Too impetuous
Enjoys controversy and argumentative  
Won't give up when loosing
Comes on too strong
Inflexible
Is not complimentary
Dislikes tears and emotions
Is unsympathetic

Tends to use people
Dominates others
Knows everything
Decides for others

The Choleric As A Parent

The Choleric At Work

The Choleric As A Parent

The Choleric At Work

Exerts sound leadership
Establishes goals
Motivates family to action
Knows the right answer
Organizes household

Goal oriented
Sees the whole picture
Organizes well
Seeks practical solutions
Moves quickly to action
Delegates work
Insists on production
Makes the goal
Stimulates activity
Thrives on opposition

Tends to over dominate
Too busy for family
Gives answers too quickly
Impatient with poor performance
Won't let children relax
May send them into depression

Little tolerance for mistakes
Doesn't analyze details
Bored by trivial 
May make rash decisions
May be rude or tactless
Manipulates people
Demanding of others
End justifies the means
Work may become his god
Demands loyalty in the ranks

The Choleric is the most emotionally underdeveloped of all the temperaments. Because the choleric has such and overwhelming need to be in control in every area of life, it is not surprising that his control goes beyond the externals to the internals as well. Losing control is probably the one greatest subconscious fear in the choleric life. When we look at the choleric we see a born leader who easily commands and controls the people and the situations around him. We do not, however, see the choleric deep inner need to control himself.

“The Apostle Paul is probably the best illustration of a Spirit-filled choleric to be found in the Bible. We first see him in Acts 8 ‘consenting’ to the murder of the first Christian martyr, Stephen. In chapter 9 we find him ‘….breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciple of the Lord’. If ever there was a description of a raw choleric, this is it. Yet Bible students are thrilled to find this man so dynamically transformed that the very study of his post-conversion conduct has been used by God to lead many to acknowledge the supernatural power of Jesus Christ as the only explanation of his behaviour.”  "Spirit-Controlled Temperament" by Tim LaHaye