What Temper Does Your Child Have?

Is your child „full of beans“or could your little one be livelier? How come that even siblings have such a different character? Child’s temper is affected by many factors his genetic inheritance, influence of the environment and also self-discipline.


Sangvinistic child’s temper


Sangvinistic child is happy, lively and always on the go. It is not able to concentrate, is very superficial. It takes its strength and energy from anything rhythmical. From its heart beat, its blood flow even form breathing. These children need this regularity for their games and even life. They are usually agile. They change their interests very quickly; they come up with new games quickly because they get strongly affected by their environment.

Sangvinistic children are usually popular but they are also called the naughty ones. A child with sangvinic temper is in their nature harmonic but need rhythms in everything to keep its harmony. If we can supply this child with energetic rhythm it will become easier to care for it. Don’t rush the child into anything it needs time to wander in its thoughts or its fantasy. The best opportunity to practice this is at playing games or doing simple housework tasks.


Melancholic child


Melancholic child temper

Melancholic child temper

Melancholic child tends to be sad, weepy and gets easily tired. It is in its own thoughts has often headache or digestive problems. A melancholic child needs a lot of soul encouragement. It likes to listen to other peoples stories where it can feel a portion of tragedy or heroes fatality. It will take it away from its own tragic thoughts. Do offer to this child enough stories to listen to r read. These children also like melodic tunes or even sentimental music. It is more effective to provide the child with deep experiences than to make him or her laugh. They like to be spoiled or pampered; they live through the attention of the surrounding. They need a lot of understanding and love.

A melancholic child hates cold water and loves warmth, so we shouldn’t use cold showers. They prefer sweet meals and they need it for the energy intake. We should make sure to adapt the diet accordingly. Our care should aim towards „uplifting their difficult fate“. Any movement is helpful combined with rhythmical music.


Choleric child’s temper


Choleric child is fierce, quick-tempered they have „devil in their eyes“. They can be vicious to force their own will and then they are able to co-operate and calm themselves.  The little choleric likes dramatic stories and lives through them deeply. Its own need of adventure fills by doing daring activity. It doesn’t usually need long sleep and is not picky at food. The assets of choleric temper are determination, action, and dynamics and strong will. Danger is in quick decision making that is not always thought through.

To care for a choleric child we need a large portion of patience and self-discipline. It is necessary to show him that we are absolutely calm when it loses its temper. This child needs from his adult calm and intelligent lead because it is not able to keep his temper under control.

It is best to offer work to do to this child so it can use it strength a will effectively. Let it do physical tasks when they are needed. This kind of child need a lot of space where it can run, roll on the floor, „go crazy“. It is good if it realises that is not able to carry something out or that it doesn’t dare doing it.  But he has to learn it himself! It shows its love to others very physically like a touch, poke or even a hit. Don’t ever make fun of it! Choleric child (actually all children) is very sensitive to it.  When you give to this kind of child plenty of love and support if will return it with devotion.


Phlegmatic child’s temper


Phlegmatic child is calm or even slow, it doesn’t get excited, and it is passive. It seems to look sleepy or tired like if it wasn’t there. A little phlegmatic is lead by regular unchangeable rhythm. It knows when is time to eat or sleep, is meticulous in its demands on regularity and order. That is why it is very reliable. It presents itself like so in all activity at school, in play… it keeps repeating its task. It is not able to speculate over complex matter. It is slower at understanding, learning and it can have problems at school.

The biggest positive is its memory it is able to learn many fact by never-ending repetition. It usually hasn’t got many friends because it appears boring to others. Even though it lives in loving family it is not very able to show emotions. It compensates it handicaps by eating. A phlegmatic child likes to eat sweet or heavy fatty foods or generally likes food. It loves warmth and long sleep.

The aim of your care should be overcoming the negative characteristics such as disinterest, drowsiness, rigidity or overeating. You should encourage the better characteristics like reliability, persistence, truthfulness, devotion or order. If we make strong emotional bond we find out that the love of a phlegmatic person is permanent and loyal.


The personality of a person is very complex and this is an example of 4 types. We are not able to exactly determinate child’s temper. Sangvinism is a typical child’s temper and it interweave with other kinds.

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  1. These children need this regularity for their games and even life. They are usually agile. They change their interests very quickly; they come up with new games quickly because they get strongly affected by their environment.
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