The Four Temperaments: (CW 57) [Rudolf Steiner, Peter Bridgmont, Matthew Barton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 1 lecture, Berlin on. The temperament of normal childhood is sanguine. We may speak. of the different types of wind coming from’ the four points of the compass. . It is Rudolf Steiner who has rediscovered, in the existence and significance of the temperaments. The Four Temperaments has ratings and 4 reviews. Rudolf Steiner describes how each person’s combination of temperaments is shaped out of a.

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People who have a predominantly phlegmatic temperament are very patient indeed, but once they are angry — look out, because it all explodes. Form is here preserved and passed on. At any rate, these fast, fiery, strong-willed and quick-tempered individuals are also very fair and associated with the mathematical process of division.

The child must feel that the teacher has known real pain.

Four temperaments

Due to their sensitivity, they often make good workers in the health care field. In the remaining four types, one pair of qualities dominated the complementary pair; for example, warm and moist dominated cool and dry. An individual could be any combination of the following four types.

Archived from the original on Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. When someone attempts to teach a new truth, for example, that psycho-spiritual entities must be traced back to earlier psycho-spiritual entities, he won’t exactly be burned at the stake, but he will be dismissed as a fool. From a physical standpoint, cholerics can be short-statured, with shorter necks.

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Just my two cents, but worth a look as it is this system that the Greeks likely borrowed most of their ideas from if you research non-westernized versions of history more deeply. Only when we hear what spiritual science has to say can we come closer to understanding these peculiar colorations of the human personality.


Alfred-Adler’s Basic Concepts and Implications. The answer is that a synthesis must be achieved. Temperxments greater is that he will become foolishly single-minded. We should see to it that the sanguine child is exposed to a sheiner of things in which he has shown a deeper interest.

Once you start to read though the book transforms you. In the first, more philosophically oriented phase, Steiner attempted to find a synthesis between science and mysticism; his philosophical work of these years, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and the inner and spiritual needs of the human being.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The ego expresses itself in the circulation of the blood. They tempeeraments toward obesity. I love your blog and consider it my go-to resource for parenting questions and challenges. In all this the phlegmatic’s inner sense of comfort is expressed.

These characteristics he then passes on to his progeny. It will someday be commonplace to trace a person’s inner core to a previous existence. The sanguine, whose ego has not taken such deep root, who is filled with the liveliness of his astral body, tends by contrast to stekner blue eyes.

For the melancholic, insensitivity to anything other than his own personal pain is the small danger; the greater is insanity. Sanguines are often associated with the mathematical tepmeraments of addition. Nana Olsen rated it really liked it Feb 17, And where the physical body predominates, we have to deal with a melancholic temperament.

They are totally absorbed by the sensations, pictures, and ideas that ebb and flow within them. The nervous system’s activity is restrained only by the circulation of the blood. From the examples of these pedagogical principles, we see how spiritual science can address practical problems.


As recently as three hundred years ago, scholars believed that animals could evolve from river mud, that is, from nonliving matter. Our first impression of the temperaments is that they are external, for temperraments they can be said to flow from within, they manifest themselves in everything we can observe from without.

The Rudolf Steiner Archive is maintained by: Dear Carrie, I have just learn about waldorf education, and i gain a lot from your posts, thank you so much! In the sanguine the sfeiner system and astral body predominate. Telling fkur are prov Between individual characteristics and those of the human race in general lie the four main groups of human temperaments: If we ourselves are that personality, or if we bring the child together with someone who is, the child cannot but develop an interest.

The Four Temperaments: 1 Lecture, Berlin, March 4, 1909 (Cw 57)

This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat The choleric child is also susceptible of being led in a special way. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

This type of character shows itself even in childhood, and a child with this temperament will take the lead in childhood games. The key to his education is respect and esteem for a natural authority. Joined to that is the individuality he brings with him out of the spiritual world. He displays the characteristics he has inherited from temperamenfs, mother, grandparents, and so on.