Most people know what temperament they possess but they do not know how to deal with it, what it means and how it affects career choices they make. ‘Humorism’, is an ancient medical concept that deals with bodily fluid present in human beings. This medical concept was used to cure certain ailments in classical times and even now, in the practice of traditional medicine. The amount of this body fluid differs from person to person. The prevailing amount of one fluid in a person determines the psychological type and in essence the temperament of the person. In lay man’s parlance, temperament refers to the normal manner in which a person thinks, behaves or reacts to situations. Study.com, an internet source defines it as such:
An individual’s characteristic level of emotional excitability or intensity and is typically recognized within the first few weeks after birth. It is often assumed to be an early indication of personality, though personality combines temperament with experiences to shape life-long traits.
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From the definition provided above, temperaments do not appear or begin to show when a person grows, as is the perception. It is evident from birth and should be identified in order to manage them or know how to deal with them. The school should be able to equip teachers with the relevant knowledge on these temperaments.