Students with a choleric temperament will alleviate their constant need for confrontation between themselves and will also get along well with students with a phlegmatic temperament by mutually complementing each other.
Students with a sanguine temperaments lack compassion for others but will share their enthusiasm in exploration of new concepts and their resourcefulness with those of a choleric temperament.
Students with a phlegmatic temperament cooperate well with those of a melancholic temperament because they have the patience to work with them as opposed to those with a sanguine temperament which often shift the focus of their attention.
Students with a melancholic temperament can emulate the passion of those with a choleric temperament and work well in groups but their skills are best expressed in individual work or with others with a melancholic temperament.
The most important thing in education is the progress and growth of the learner. Last week I've talked about the need of a teacher clear understanding of his student tendencies. Teachers needs to properly nurture students virtues of imitation, respect and love at the appropriate stages of development in order to create mature adults that will be prepared to fulfill the demands and assume the responsibilities in a healthy society.
This week I want to share an extract from Rudolf Steiner's book ''Education towards freedom'': Temperaments can be attributed to a specific period in our lives: every child is familiar with a sanguine playfulness, we can recognize some choleric dynamism during adolescence, also adults enjoys some melancholic seriousness and people in old age are inclined to a phlegmatic composure.
I hope my posts about temperament helped you understand your relationship with your teachers and colleagues better.
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