Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Choleric, Phlegmatic

Hippocrates believed human emotions were determined by the four bodily fluids or humours: blood (sanguine), yellow bile (choleric), black bile (melancholy), and phlegm (phlegmatic).

Choleric: Hot tempered, angry.

Phlegmatic: Slow and methodical.
The lack of humour is yours, Doctor, not mine. Yours is choleric while mine is phlegmatic.
A Book for Today: Serena by Ron Rash

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