Blogger Widgets Ender-Chan's Thoughts: Disability and the Five Temperaments Part 3a: Miscellaneous Observations and Discussion

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Disability and the Five Temperaments Part 3a: Miscellaneous Observations and Discussion

  • Most bloggers I have seen are melancholic. 
  • Self-advocates tend to be more choleric than parents.
  • Younger (overall age) bloggers display more temperament extremes than older bloggers.
  • Children of parent bloggers mostly seem phlegmatic or sanguine.
  • Melancholics tend to write longer, more in-depth posts and tend to write about their experiences and how these point to an issue.
  • Color scheme and overall esthetic reflects the temperament of the blogger. Hidden symbolism about the user lurks in common motifs on the blog. 
  • Expressing direct care for viewers is a common trait in bloggers regardless of their temperament.
Now that I have reached what may be the close of my series, I would like to hear what you thought of my series or if I should write about a certain topic that pertains to disability and the five temperaments and, thus, expand my series. If you want to do something like this, by all means, go ahead, but don't plagiarize my stuff. Disability and the five temperaments should be discussed more. I knew it was a long shot writing this series, but I knew I had to try.

Did you agree with what I said or disagree? Tell me in the comments. I like to hear from you.
Don't have time to gather the right words? Click the reactions at the bottom of every post. I check them regularly.

And Now, Discussion Questions

  • Which temperament best fits you and why?
  • Has someone ever tried to change your temperament? What were your thoughts on this?
  • How would two people with the same experiences react differently due to their temperament?
  • Do you see any temperament patterns in the disability community?
  • Can temperament and disability intermingle? If so, why? If not, why not?
  • Create your own!
If I get at least 10 comments from 10 different people by October 2, 2015 at 12:00 AM (0:00 for those of you who are on 24 hr time) on this post, I'll do a Part 4 featuring your comments. Keep in mind that I might edit or omit for brevity, clarity, or grammatical correctness. I will be on hiatus for academic reasons until further notice. 

From the other side of the screen, thank you for giving me a reason to blog. I took my short steps and breathed my deep breaths because of your willingness to give your time to my corner of the Internet when there are so many others. There are days when I am uncertain if I've tried hard enough to convince you of what I mean from the other side of the screen. I know I've not said this nearly enough, but: Thank you for reading.


  1. Sorry it took me so long to read this series. It's incredible. Your analysis is so accurate in so many ways. I recognize so many things in myself, and in the disability community more broadly. Among other things, it does help explain a lot of our different approaches to our disabilities personally, and disability as a political advocacy issue. It doesn't explain all the differences, of course, but a lot of them. I think that I am Melancholic and Sanguine, with a touch of Supine as well. In the advocacy community, it seems like there are quite a few of us who combine Choleric and Supine, specifically by implying that others should just know what we want, and then getting angry, personally enraged that people miss the mark ... leading to some extra-strident advocacy. What I like best in all of this is that none of these temperaments are wrong or right. There are assets and weaknesses in all of them. Thanks for doing this!

    1. Thank you for reading! Supine/choleric blends either make the best or the worst advocates. Either it leads to what you mentioned above or creates gentle, strong leaders ready to defend and uplift their people. I wanted to show that no temperament is right or wrong, not better or worse, just different. The melancholic sanguine blend is the diplomat pattern; I think most bloggers have the diplomat pattern. Again, thank you for finding my series informative and useful. I do not think connections between disability and the five temperaments are discussed nearly enough as they should be.

  2. I am very interested in this series. It may take me a few days to read through it all, though. I am curious to know Bethany's and my temperaments what my blog is saying about me!!

    1. I admit that it's a long series. I may do a part 4 featuring comments from others, so stay tuned for that!


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