Temperament Affects Decisions

September 2, 2008

Speaking of decision-making … in approaching tasks or solving problems, firstly I usually think and consider things through and thoroughly. Then, it would be continued by search of facts or evidence to support my hypothesis. Before making any choices, I let my intuition flow and color my judgments. Sometimes the decision would stray a little bit from the expected layout …  yet it often turns out to give a good result.

Somehow, there are also other circumstances where my decisions rely heavily on intuition. Not likely to be drawn from sudden urges or desires; but merely because there are not enough information which are valid from true premises. Well .. no choice, my friend, especially when the clock refuses to stop ticking and the time span reaches its limit. However, I would prefer the use of logical thinking in order to find results or draw conclusions. I’m most confident that satisfying outcomes are stemmed from well-thought decisions.

Compare the above illustration with an expression in Numerology known as “temperament“. Our temperament is fourfold, according to  the four divisions of a man: body, mind, heart, and spirit. Here they are:

Physical – represented by body and concerned with material aspects, practicality, system and order.  Mental – represented by the mind and concerned with the reason, logic and facts. Emotional – represented by the heart and concerned with emotions, feelings, affection, imagination, inspiration, creativity, and artistic endeavors. Intuitional – represented by the spirit and concerned with inner-awareness, non-materialist and psyche.

Each of us have different temperaments depending on the degree of balance between the four components mentioned above. It gives a clue how we tend to make choices in life. In my case, reasons (mental) and sentiments (emotional) are the ones that work back-to-back in most of my decision-making process. While facts (physical) and inner-guidance (intuitional) are relatively overrulled. In the past two years I have learnt to trust my intuitions, though, and it had helped me in making decisions when forthcoming conditions are not easily forseen or predicted.

In Numerology each plane is associated with the letters that shape up our name, and our preferences are expressed by the intensity of each plane shown by the most number of letters. You can do your own analysis or otherwise, go inward and reflect to understand your personality makeup.

So, what’s your temperament and how do you use your energy in making choices? Are you inclined to be practical, logical, emotional, or intuitive?  ~