The Four Temperaments: (CW 57) [Rudolf Steiner, Peter Bridgmont, Matthew Barton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 1 lecture, Berlin on. The temperament of normal childhood is sanguine. We may speak. of the different types of wind coming from’ the four points of the compass. . It is Rudolf Steiner who has rediscovered, in the existence and significance of the temperaments. The Four Temperaments has ratings and 4 reviews. Rudolf Steiner describes how each person’s combination of temperaments is shaped out of a.

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At any rate, these fast, fiery, strong-willed and quick-tempered individuals are also very fair and ruddolf with the mathematical process of division. Here too one must reckon with what the child has.

To find out more, including how to control tdmperaments, see here: And where the physical body predominates, we have to deal with a melancholic temperament. Michala rated it really liked it Jan 02, Temperament strikes a balance between the eternal and the ephemeral. Retrieved 21 February The specific way in which the eternal and the ephemeral combine determines what relationship the four members will enter into with one another. Temperament, that fundamental coloring of the human personality, plays a role in all manifestations of individuality that are of concern temperamentss practical life.

In animals, not only does one being proceed from another, but each young animal during the embryo phase recapitulates the earlier phases of its species’ evolutionary development.

The challenges of an individual with a sanguine temperament includes starting many projects but not finishing, being prone to social pressures, possibly one could see a teenager with this temperament being predominate that they would seek out inappropriate things in adolescence in order to ground them. I always think of phlegmatics and digestion and inner bodily processes due to being associated with water, like the tides going in and out and the inner rhythm of the etheric body.


Modern medical science does not define a fixed relationship between internal secretions and personality, although some psychological personality type systems use categories similar to the Greek temperaments. We proceed now to the phlegmatic temperament.

Lecture: The Four Temperaments

When someone attempts to teach a gemperaments truth, for example, that psycho-spiritual entities must be traced back to earlier psycho-spiritual entities, he won’t exactly be burned at the stake, but he will be dismissed as a fool.

I would even argue you can see the temperament of your child best as they approach the nine-year change. Anthroposophy acts not by means of sermons, exhortations, or catechisms, but by creating a social groundwork, upon which human beings can come to know each other.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The views that stand in the way of this doctrine will be overcome, just as was the scholarly opinion of an earlier century, which held that living organisms could arise from nonliving substances. We begin to appreciate why the nineteenth century held the discovery of evolution to be its greatest achievement.

Even a xteiner can fur from behind whether someone is a choleric or a sanguine; one does not need to be a spiritual scientist for that. The small danger for the phlegmatic is apathy; the greater is stupidity, dullness. This article is about the “four humors” in Greco-Roman medicine, a specific form of the more universal proto-medical concept of humorism. What a human being acquires in a lifetime through education and experience is preserved, just as surely as are the evolutionary tmperaments of an animal’s ancestral line.

However flighty the child might be, we can always stimulate his interest in a particular personality. Mental images fluctuate wildly, often leading to illusions and hallucinations. The melancholic child is tempegaments easy to lead. Retrieved from ” https: For example “Melancholics should not close their eyes to temperamenys pain but rather seek it out; should feel compassion to redirect their suffering outwards”. Some Waldorf teachers feel less temperamehts these cholerics are coming to us as we see less leaders and people wanting to step forth and lead during our times, as opposed to times such as World War II.


In much the same way that blue and yellow combine to give green, the two streams in the human being combine to yield what is commonly known as temperament. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They cannot fix their attention on a particular image nor sustain their interest in an impression.

For this reason, in the choleric the predominant system is that of the blood. We do well to attend to what expresses itself through them if we wish to further our personal development. Telling descriptions are provided for the inwardly comfortable phlegmatic, the fickle interest of the sanguine, the pained and gloomy melancholic, and the fiery, assertive choleric.

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Also I notice there can be a lot of variance in descriptions from author to author — for example I have steineer the math process of division assigned to both sanguine and choleric steineer. Thus you see how significantly spiritual science can contribute to the solution of this riddle. Empirical studies of Bachelard’s theory of imagination”. An updated system separates things about a Phlegmatic into two separate temperaments: His gait is loose-jointed and shambling, and his manner timid.

Do you have any more readings on that one? In the nervous system and astral body, sensations and feelings constantly fluctuate. Joined to that is the individuality he brings with him out of the spiritual world.

Four temperaments

The Golden Age of the Moor. Phlegmatic individuals tend to be relaxed, peaceful, quiet, and easy-going. This post, however, is one on temperamenrs temperaments — an introduction on them.

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