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Where do I start?

Who am I and why am I here?  Two questions we all struggle to answer.  Understanding the personality God has given us is step one to renewal of the heart.  If we come out of dysfunctional homes our answers to these questions are skewed by our childhood experiences.  Dependent upon how our mother and father met our needs, disciplined us, and what they taught us.  Our perceptions of these experiences are as valid to us as what really happened.  We may perceive ourselves as worthless, hard headed, angry, or unworthy.  God however sees us as fearfully and wonderfully made.

Ps 139:13-17

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,

I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! NIV

Personality types

Sanquines:  People oriented types who excel in public relations, people helping or anything that requires charisma.

Cholerics:         Strong natural leaders that are goal or project-oriented individuals who like to manage people.

Melancholies:    Creative, analytical individuals with strong perfectionist tendencies who often have aesthetic traits.

Phlegmatics:      Cool, detailed individuals who tend to limit themselves.  They can do statistical, microscopic work that would drive others berserk.

Dr. Tim Lahaye gives one of the best temperament tests that I have ever seen. Most individuals have a temperament mix.  Like a san-clor or a mel-phleg, Lahaye's analysis lists 12 temperaments mixes.