I found a fun personality test that is intended for your children, but it states that it can apply to teens and adults, too. Personality tests can be fun, and may not always be totally accurate, but I’ve always found that any tool that helps you understand your children and why they do some of the things they do makes for better parenting.
I have four children, and each one is completely different from the others. In the 80’s, how the four temperaments played out in your life and your loved ones was the mode. You know, the Choleric, no emotion, calculating type A personality; the Melancholy artist that rejoices one day and despairs the next; the Sanquine that isn’t dependable but everyone loves their people-loving personality; and last, but never least, the lovable Phlegmatic that bothered by nothing, but is difficult to get motivated and moving. That’s a bare bones description of the four basic temperaments, and 99% are usually a combination of these. I have one child with each of the temperaments, and all are tempered with Melancholy emotions (hmmmm- I wonder where they got that?).
What fun! Never a dull moment in our house! I believe that understanding our differences has made our family stronger.
I really don’t know if this personality test has anything to do with the four temperaments, but if you’re interested in reading more about the four basic temperaments, there’s an assortment of books about them on Amazon.
Learn more about the 4 personality types from a Christian perspective by Tim LaHaye