What Personality Type Are You?

It’s time to take the personality test and find out whether you are a choleric, sanguine, melancholy, or phlegmatic type or a combination of two types. Most people are a combination of a primary personality type that is dominant and also have characteristics of a secondary type that is minor. Let’s find out how you rate.   INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Click on the two links below to get your personality test and scoring sheet, as well as some definitions to your PC.
  2. Once a .pdf file opens in your browser, save it to your PC. Your PC will likely default to the Download Folder when saving these files and that’s as good a place as any to save these files for future reference.
  3. Once the files are saved to your PC, open the personality and scoring file in Adobe Acrobat Reader and print it. Virtually all PC’s have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader application. If you don’t, you can find this free application at Adobe.com.
  4. You do not need to print the personality definitions file. You will be using it for reference only. Just open it in a browser tab and leave it there where you can look up a term if you don’t understand its meaning.
  5. Once the personality and scoring sheets are printed, take the test. If you do not understand a term used in the personality test, the definition of that term is in the personality definitions file.
  6. The directions for taking the test and scoring it are on the pages of the test and scoring sheets.


  • Look at the numbers at the bottom of the scoring sheet under “Combined Totals.
  • The largest number is your primary personality type. The next largest number is your minor personality type.
  • The size of the number score is an indicator of how strong that personality type is. For example, if you scored highest in the Melancholy column and that number is 25 and the other three columns are Choleric 4, Sanguine 11, and Phlegmatic 0, you are a really strong Melancholy personality with some minor Sanguine characteristics.
  • If the numbers in two columns are equal, you have equally strong characteristics of one type as you do the other type.
  • Remember, once you identify your primary and secondary personality type, the numbers in the other columns still have meaning. They indicate how strong your characteristics are in those other personality types that did not qualify to be primary and secondary.


  • Take the test again and see if you get the same results. If you don’t, then you are not understanding the meaning of the 40 characteristics listed in the test. Use the definitions to clarify their meaning.
  • Have your spouse or partner take the test. It is extremely rare for couples to be the same primary personality type. You know the saying, “opposites attract,  likes repel”.  That also applies to personalities.
  • What is ideal is when one partner in a relationship is a primary type (for example, Sanguine) and the other partner in the relationship has a minor or secondary personality type that is the same. Those are the things that you have in common and explain why you were attracted to each other in the first place.

Congratulations! Now you know a little more about yourself. Have fun with that information.

Personality Type Test and Scoring Sheets    Personality Test Definitions