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Melancholy

Melancholy

Strengths of a Melancholy
When Operating in LOVE

Weaknesses of a Melancholy
When Operating in FEAR

The Faithful | The Thinker | The Perfectionist

Resentful | Too sensitive | The Pessimist

The Melancholy's Emotions

The Melancholy As a Friend

The Melancholy's Emotions

The Melancholy As a Friend

Deep and thoughtfully
Analytical
Serious and purposeful
Genius prone
Talented and creative
Artistic or musical
Philosophical and poetic
appreciative of beauty
Sensitive to others
Self-sacrificing
Conscientious
Idealistic

Makes friends cautiously
Content to stay in background
Avoids causing attention
Faithful and devoted
Will listen to complaints
Can solve other's problems
Deep concern for other people
Moved to tears with compassion
Seeks ideal mate

Remembers the negatives
Moody and depressed
Enjoys being hurt
Has false humility
Off in another world
Low self-image
Has selective hearing
Self-centered
Too introspective
Guilt feelings
Persecution complex
Tends to hypochondria

Lives through others
Insecure socially
Withdrawn and remote
critical of others
Holds back affections
Dislikes those in opposition
Suspicious of people
Antagonistic and vengeful
Unforgiving
Full of contradictions
Skeptical of compliments

The Melancholy As A Parent

The Melancholy At Work

The Melancholy As A Parent

The Melancholy At Work

Sets high standards
Wants everything done right
Keeps home in good order
Picks up after children
Sacrifices own will for others
Encourages scholarship and           talent

Schedule oriented
Perfectionist, high standards
Detail conscious
Persistent and thorough
Orderly and organized
Neat and tidy
Economical
Sees the problems
Finds creative solutions
Needs to finish what he starts
Likes charts, graphs, figures,          lists

Puts goals beyond reach
May discourage children
May be too meticulous
Becomes martyr
Sulks over disagreements
Puts guilt upon children

Not people oriented
depressed over imperfections
Chooses difficult work
Hesitant to start projects
Spends to much time planning
Prefers analysis to work
Self-deprecating
Hard to please
Standards often to high
Deep need for approval

The Melancholy is intensely sensitive and quietly emotional. This temperament feels everything at a very deep level. Their sensitivity is not only personal it reaches out to those around them. Many times Melancholy’s feel a sense of guilt for not being able meet everyone's needs. This includes needs which have not been spoken but are apparent to the Melancholy. 

“The Apostle Thomas is a good New Testament example of what God can do with a Spirit-filled melancholy temperament. He is known as the doubting disciple because of his famous statement, ‘Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into his side, I will not believe’ (John 20:25) That is blatant unbelief induced by Thomas’ doubts. Blatant because the words were spoken in spite of the Lord’s oft-repeated promise to rise again and the ten disciples’ assurance ‘that we have seen the Lord’. Humanly such a man was doomed to failure but such was not the case with Thomas.”