Temperament

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Temperament Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys
  • your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
  • excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition" ,
  • excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly) ,
  • an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys

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Temperament Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Temperament is a term from psychology to describe the way in which an individual behaves. Examples for temperament are introversion and extroversion. Many psychologists believe that the traits called temperament are innate, and that they are not learned. Temperament also seems to be independent of the mood of the person or animal.

Galen of Pergamon was among the first people to describe different temperaments, or humors, as they were called at the time. Galen identified four types:

These correspond to the four classical elements fire, water, earth and air.



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* Anyone can revolt. It is more difficult silently to obey our own inner promptings, and to spend our lives finding sincere and fitting means of expression for our temperament and our gifts. - Georges Rouault


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  • Liverpool FC youngster Jordon Ibe can go and play in any arena in the world says Brendan Rodgers
    Goodison display is sign he has the temperament for big games says Reds manager Read more on this news related to 'Temperament'
  • Australia and India to continue war of words
    There's never been any love lost between the Australian and the Indian cricket teams. The fiercest of rivals, their matches are often as much a test of temperament as their skills with bat and ball. Read more on this news related to 'Temperament'
  • Kane Williamson a winner for Black Caps in numbers crunch
    Black Caps batsman Kane Williamson's temperament and technique were the difference in last Saturday's nail-biting win for New Zealand over Australia - and the same credentials have been key to the team's strong form over the past 14 months. Read more on this news related to 'Temperament'

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