From ancient times, Greek medics Hippocrates and Galen, distinguished four fundamental temperaments: choleric
, sanguine, phlegmatic and melancholic.
Generally given a poor rap in the strongly Choleric
intellectual climate of Europe in the middle ages, but with positive qualities of the Ayurvedic Kapha type being entirely relevant.
You can find out if you're a sunny sanguine, a patient phlegmatic, dynamic choleric
or introverted melancholic.
I have laughed, red-faced, choleric
and fit to burst on many occasions at almost every rehearsal.
The originators of etchings and engravings rivalled the horror of Goya's world in their depiction of the river asa breeding ground for choleric
, scrofulous monsters.
This results in the cheerful sanguine being characterized by speed and force of feeling but not by depth, while the sad melancholic by less speed and force of feeling but with greater depth, and the fierce choleric
by speed and force of action but not by depth, while the calm phlegmatic by less speed and force of action but with greater depth.
, combative tone is accentuated by the excessive use of italics which, as I understood it, were intended to convey indignation, incredulity, and sarcasm.
Maybe she's an individual of action, a choleric
, who acts with self-confidence to get things done.
The best and soundest of his time bath been but rash; then must we look to receive from his age, not alone the imperfections of long engraffed condition, but therewithal the unruly waywardness that infirm and choleric
years bring with them.
The grandfather, Budmar, is "eine zarte Seele" (8: 296) from the beginning, while Kadden is transformed from a choleric
atheist to a loyal and religious husband.
Those who had choleric
disposition did not sleep well: They dreamed of fireworks, exhalations, comets, streaking and blazing meteors, fury, anger, stabbing, batties, blood, and wounds.
the protagonist finds imaginative release from his choleric
nature, sexual ardor and sexual repression, in a series of invocations: to his lady, future historian, horse-companion; at the end of this uneventful day, he finds an inn and an innkeeper who satisfies his wish to be dubbed a knight according to his illusion.