Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Choleric Humour: Is this You?

CHOLERIC: Referring to the yellow bile of the liver, and considered to be fire (hot and dry).   Best exemplified by most teenagers before 11:00 a.m., and, generally, if you have read my other blog, the person I used to be married to (when he was not being phlegmatic).

Words that can be used to describe a choleric temperment include:

Acrimonious
Cantankerous
Churlish
Cross
Disagreeable
Fretful
Grouchy
Grumpy
Irascible
Irritable
Obnoxious
Peevish
Quarrelsome
Testy
Tempermental
Touchy 

CHOLERIC: IS THIS YOU?

Well cut it out! People like you are such a grand pain. You're never happy with anything anybody does for you, and you make everybody walk around on eggshells trying not to accidentally set you off.

The next time you feel that you want to give someone a piece of your mind, take one of the books on the SOUR booklist and hit yourself over the head with it until you actually have something to complain about.  

RX CHOLERIC
Sour Books (To support the PHLEGMATIC, or to correct a CHOLERIC temperment)

Transcendent Books, which tend to give one perspective on how difficult it is to live around a sour person and/or the emptiness of that kind of life, including:

Babbitt
Being and Nothingness
Brideshead Revisited
Great Expectations
Green Eggs and Ham
Lazy Tommy Punkinhead
Siddhartha
Steppenwolf
The Great Gatsby
The Man without Qualities
The Old Man and the Sea
The Stranger
Ulysses

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