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Melancholy / Choleric

The MelChlor

          The will and determination of the chloric generally stabilize the mood swings of melancholy.  There is almost nothing vocational that this man cannot do or do well. He is a perfectionist and driven with strong leadership skills.  Nearly every trade, construction, or educational level is open to him.  With a MelChlor you will find your institution or business, managed efficiently. Many of the great conductors and choir conductors are MelChlor.

          MelChlors' natural weakness reveals itself in the mind, emotions, and mouth.  They are so difficult to please that they rarely satisfy even themselves.  Once they start to think negatively about something or someone (including themselves), they can be intolerable.  Your mood follows your thought process (see Basic Belief System).  Although they don't stay depressed long like the other melancholy blends, they can fall into it much easier and faster.  The melancholy and chloric are two temperaments haunted by self-persecution, hostility, and criticism.  It is not uncommon for you to be angry with both God and your neighbor, and if such thoughts persist long enough, you can become manic depressed.  In extreme cases, it can become sadistic. When faced with this vile thought pattern, his angry and bitter spirit, often explodes.

          His propensity for detailed analysis and perfection tends to make him a nitpicker who drives others crazy.  Unless you are filled with the Spirit of God or can maintain a positive state of mind, you are not a pleasant company for long periods of time.  No one is more painfully aware of this than his spouse and children.  Not only does he exhibit disapproval verbally, but he feels compelled to punish them for their failings and correct them both in public and private.  This man desperately needs the love of God in his heart, and his family needs him to share it with them.

          Many of the great men in the Bible show signs of a MelChlor temperament.  The two that come to mind are Luke and Moses.  Luke, the scholar who carefully investigated Christ's life and left the church with the most significant detailed account of our Lord's history.  He was also the only one that recorded the early church and how it spread.  The second example is Moses, the great leader of Israel.  Like many MelChlors, the latter never achieved victory over his hostility and bitterness.  Consequently, he died before his time. Like Moses, who wasted forty years in the desert, harboring bitterness and animosity before giving it to God, many MelChlor never lives up to their incredible potential due to the spirit of anger and vengeance that overcomes them.