A Guide to the Four Temperaments - Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Melancholic
Author: Gilbert Childs
Pubpsher: Rudolf Steiner Press
How can we better understand ourselves and others? The classical concept of the four temperaments - the four personality types characterized as the fiery choleric, the airy sanguine, the watery phlegmatic and the earthy melancholic - has been revered by many significant thinkers over the ages. In a refreshing treatment Dr Childs demonstrates how this ancient doctrine remains relevant to the present day. He shows us how we can recognize the temperaments in our fellow human beings as well as in ourselves, and how to understand their workings. A comprehension of their influence can boost personal development, as well as help improve interpersonal relationships. Conversational in tone and easily digestible, this book features fascinating discussions of the relationships between adults of various temperaments. Childs reviews matters of compatibility in partnership, family and workplace situations, liberally spicing his commentary with amusing examples of likely scenarios. He investigates the origins and manifestations of the temperaments in both their psychological and physiological aspects. There is also a section on the temperaments of children, with helpful and practical advice on dealing with individual issues. DR GILBERT CHILDS attended the Steiner teacher training course at Michael Hall after war service. He later studied at four universities, his doctoral thesis being entitled 'Steiner Education as Historical Necessity'. After teaching at State and Steiner schools he spent twenty years as a tutor in a further education college for severely physically disabled students. He is, in retirement, a full-time author and keen gardener. His published works include "Your Reincarnating Child" and "Truth, Beauty and Goodness".
A Rediscovery of the Ancient Way of Understanding Character and Health
Author: Randy Rolfe
Pubpsher: Da Capo Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Using an ancient way, Rolfe shows how to identify one's own temperament to dramatically improve health, relationships, career, and happiness with a basic understanding of the four temperaments. 30 illustrations.
The four temperaments that Rudolf Steiner identified -- sanguine (enthusiastic, active, and social), choleric (short-tempered, fast, or irritable), melancholic (analytical, wise, and quiet), and phlegmatic (relaxed and peaceful) -- can be profitably used to better understand children and their behaviour.This useful guide for Waldorf teachers discusses ways to harness the tools of the temperaments, ranging from Class 1 up to individual subjects such as geography or chemistry in Class 8. It offers teachers the opportunity to engage with children more deeply and adjust lessons accordingly, for maximum learning effectiveness.
A Fun and Practical Guide to Understanding Yourself and the People in Your Life
Author: Renee Baron
With quizzes and colorful examples, this book gives readers insights into the special talents and challenges of each type. For readers new to this system as well as those who use the Enneagram and Myers Briggs--both of which are based on the Four Temperaments--this fun and practical book will entertain, instruct, and inspire.
A step by step guide with form drawing exercises for the four temperaments, which have a harmonising, transformative and strengthening effect on child development. Creative form drawing helps children develop hand to eye co-ordination, spatial orientation, observation skills, attention, confident movement, drawing skills and the foundation skills for handwriting. Originally developed by Rudolf Steiner, creative form drawing is used widely in Steiner and Waldorf Schools to enable healthy child development and learning. This books covers the why, what and how of creative form drawing, for balancing and deepening the four temperaments.ContentsUnderstanding and identifying the temperaments. The purpose and benefits for children. How and why do specific form drawing exercises work? The human constitution. Overview and descriptions of the four temperaments. Form Drawing exercises, lessons and teaching methods. Clearly defined age related forms for each temperament. Over 500 colourful forms for drawing.
Originally published in 1934. "Know yourself." How can we sanctify ourselves, if we do not know ourselves? Self-knowledge is an essential key to mastering the Science of the Saints. Philosophers outline four basic temperaments. Fr. Hock masterfully discusses the four temperaments and the spiritual challenges of each and how to apply the appropriate remedies. This book is written for the average layman and at the end has a test so you can determine what your temperament is and then study the work again to become a saint.
The spellbinding story of a father and son, both married, who fall in love with the same alluring ballerina. Oscar Kornblatt has been a first violinist with the New York City Ballet for so many years that he scarcely notices the throngs of eager young dancers who fill the ranks of the corps de ballet. But Ginny Valentine catches his eye, and when he comes to know her he becomes utterly enchanted by her. One night when Ruth, his quietly independent wife, is away, he brings Ginny back to his Upper West Side apartment and the two become lovers. While the affair doesn’t last, Oscar’s attachment to Ginny continues to flourish. He invites her to join his family for Thanksgiving dinner, where she meets and falls in love with Oscar’s eldest son, Gabriel, home from San Francisco for the holiday. Gabriel, married to a beautiful, highly unstable woman, finds himself falling under Ginny’s spell. As the bonds of the family begin to erode, Ruth takes drastic and shocking measures to salvage what is most precious to her: her baby granddaughter, Isobel. Set against the glamorous, exciting world of the New York City Ballet, The Four Temperaments explores the ways in which love and marriage are tested. Through its unforgettable cast of characters, this novel reveals how the demands of the flesh can suddenly, almost inexplicably, turn lives upside down. With the assurance and virtuosity of a seasoned storyteller, Yona Zeldis McDonough presents the powerfully sexy story of two adulterous affairs and imbues them with an irresistible emotional undercurrent.