Somatotype and the Four Temperaments


The “four temperaments”  are the oldest and most enduring typology.  Whenever type is discussed the Classic Temperaments are at least given a brief nod of recognition. Today, various type theorists use that ancient model and go on to elaborate the 4 types into 12 types based on various combainations of the four temperaments.  The following is a listing of temperament combinations:

Any search engine will lead you to a discussion of these temperaments.

The Four Temperaments Mapped Onto Standard Somatotype Chart


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