Peaceful Phlegmatics

The Peaceful Temperament

Element: Water


The Peaceful Phlegmatic Personality

Steady, NF – Idealist, the phlegmatic – we call this the PEACEFUL PERSONALITY. It is best characterized by the words “easy going”. They are the calm and steady person who are not easily disturbed. They are the easiest temperament type to get along with. Life for them is happy, unexcited and calm. Underneath the calm exterior, the Peaceful Phlegmatics are also a fearful personality. They often uses humor to make thier points. The Peaceful Phlegmatic are more an observer and do not involve themselves in the activities of others. Peaceful Phlegmatics make excellent teachers, counselors, and administrators. They are very dependable, organized and, while they never volunteer, they make good group leaders.

The weakness of Peaceful Phlegmatics includes lack of motivation or even laziness; they appear to lack drive and ambition. Peaceful Phlegmatics need to realize that they are not internally motivated and take up activities that force them into action. They are self-protective and may be selfish. They are often very stubborn, though it is hidden beneath their mild-mannered style.

As a parent, they are not in a hurry and don’t get upset easily.  They can take good with the bad with equal pace and generally makes a good parent. But due to the characteristic of laid back personality they lax on discipline and don’t organise home well. They usually avoid confronting their kids and many a time make some overboard compromises.

At work, they are competent and steady and have an administrative ability.  They are good at mediating problems and good under pressure. They tend to find the easy way and are generally peaceful and agreeable.  But because of their lack of enthusiasm and action, they seem lazy and careless  They would rather watch and hard to get moving.  They are not goal oriented and resent when being pushed.

As a friend, they are easiest to get along. They are inoffensive and has compassion and concern. They are pleasant and enjoyable and don’t create a mess.  But because of lack of good sense of humour they are not exciting.  They tend to be indifferent to plans and rather stay uninvolved.  They dampen enthusiasm and tend to judge others.


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.

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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
Powerful Cholerics
Temperament Blends
Four-Temperament Theory