Powerful Cholerics

The Powerful Temperament

The Element: Fire



The Powerful Choleric Personality

Decisive, NT – Rational, The choleric – we call this POWERFUL PERSONALITY is the most forceful and active of the four types. He is strong-willed and independent and opinionated. The Powerful thrives on activity. He is the most practical and makes sound, quick decisions. He is not afraid of obstacles and tends to drive right through or over problems. He is probably the strongest natural leader of the four types. He has the most problem with anger and does not display compassion easily. He is quick to recognize opportunities and quick to capitalize on them – though details irritate him and, unless he learns to delegate, he will often gloss over details. His strong will and determination may drive him to succeed where more gifted people give up.

The Powerful is a developer and may be seen in construction supervision or coaching or law enforcement. Most entrepreneurs are Powerful. Because of their impatience they often end up doing everything themselves. A Powerful is extremely goal/task oriented in leading others. His biggest weakness as a leader is a tendency to run right over people if he feels they are in his way. He assumes that approval and encouragement will lead others to slack off and he probably finds criticism and faultfinding more useful for his purposes. Through his natural determination he may succeed where others may give up.

A Powerful’s weaknesses include anger and hostility. A Powerful is the most likely to have an active temper; he is a door slammer and horn blower and he can carry a grudge for a long time. This includes a cutting and sarcastic tongue and the choleric will rarely hesitate to tell someone off. The Powerful is the least likely to show affection or any public show of emotion. His emotions are the least developed of all the temperaments. Additionally a Powerful can be inconsiderate, opinionated and crafty in getting their own way.

As a parent they exert sound leadership and establishes goals. They motivate family to action and always knows the right answer.  They usually organises the household. But due to their workaholic nature they tend to over dominate.  They are too busy for the family or leisure.  They don’t tolerate the poor performance and won’t let children relax.

At work they are goal oriented and sees the whole picture.  They organise well and seek practical solutions. They move quickly to action and are best at delegating the work.  They insist on production and thrive on opposition. But because of their habit of utilising the time and delegation they may make rash decisions.  They have little tolerance for mistakes and seems to manipulate people. For them End justifies the means and they demand loyality in the team.

As friends they really has little need for friends.  They work in the forefront for group activity and lead and organise the group. They are born leader but because of their tendency to dominate and take charge they tend to use people.  They are too independent and are mostly right, but unpopular. They can’t say ‘I’m sorry’ and possessive of friends and mate.


We are not ‘One’ temperament.  We are Blended. We all are Blended.

We are not of singular temperament or one inherent personality styles but we are a combination of temperaments. 

After defining each Temperament or Inherent Personality Style in ‘black & white’ we must realise that no one of us is completely of one temperament type.  Each of us is a blend of two or occasionally three types.  One temperament type or inherent personality type is dominant and the other is secondary.  And don’t forget the upbringing, nurturing, training, lifestyle and other circumstances may have forced an individual to function “off style’. The saddest and unhappy people we have seen are those who have “put on” a style that is not theirs naturally for so long that it has become a habitual way of life. And that what we call a Borrowed Style.

There are twelve combinations of temperaments and it may give you a more accurate version of your style.

Click here for those twelve combinations.


And to know more about blends just read a few lines below.

Each Person Is a Unique Blend!

As we have discussed that each one of us is blended with two or more temperaments.  Knowing &  understanding these blends will unfold the mysteries of our behaviour, our way of working, our quality of relationship and our successful growth.

As you have scored your personality profile, you have found that you are unique. Probably no one else ever come up with the exact blend of strengths and weaknesses you have. Most people have high totals in one temperament, with a secondary in another temperament and some scattered traits. Some people are evenly distributed, and these are usually The  Peaceful Phlegmatics, for they are the all-purpose people and also the ones who have the most difficulty in deciding their traits.

Mainly there are three Blends. 

1.    Natural Blends: Natural blends are those where both temperaments are outgoing, optimistic and outspoken like Popular Sanguine/ Powerful Choleric combination or Peaceful Phlegmatic/Perfect Melancholy combination.

2.    Complimentary Blends: Complementary blend is a combination that fits well together and completes the lacks in each other’s natures. like Powerful Choleric/Perfect Melancholy combination or Peaceful Phlegmatic/Popular Sanguine combination.

3.    Opposite Blends. – These are opposite tendencies not benefiting each other. Actually, they are of conflicting nature.  Having this blend make a person moody or confused or act strangely. They are not clear about themselves and many times find themselves in a fix — the introvert and extrovert natures with the optimistic/pessimistic outlook.

There are twelve combinations of temperaments and it may give you a more accurate version of your style.

Click here for those twelve combinations.



Popular Sanguines
Perfect Melancholy
Peaceful Phlegmatic
Temperament Blends

Four-Temperament Theory