Ever had a friend who had to have his way or else? Ever wondered, “Who made this guy the boss?” when you were working on a team project? Well those are very choleric tendencies. Choleric’s are the leaders. They tend to be the bossy ones of the group, even if their title isn’t “boss”. They are the most dominant of the temperaments. In a movie, the Choleric may be the hero or the villain. Darth Vader or William Wallace from Brave Heart had choleric tendencies as did Adolf Hitler and the Apostle Paul. I give very huge opposites as to show that good or bad is not the issue of the choleric, but rather its dominance.
Have you ever tried to change a bosses mind? Most of the time, especially if they’re choleric, it’s next to impossible as they tend to be tough willed and will rarely change their mind, even if they’re wrong. Control over self and others is key for this temperament to the extent that they know what’s best for your life and they usually will impose their ways on you. If you don’t follow suit, watch out for their anger. Choleric’s are famous for their anger, especially because that is the main emotion they will express. Emotions, to the choleric temperament, mean nothing. In fact, they consider them useless, but they will use any emotion to manipulate a person so that the choleric will get his way
For the choleric, their goal is all that matters. When they take on a project, it will get done no matter what the cost, even if that includes you. They are known to overwork themselves to extreme exhaustion as many times, their body must physically give out or feel ill for them to stop their task and then they get angry.