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Type Approach: Hippocrates Classification: Based on the Four Humor՚s and Sheldon՚s Classification


Hippocrates Classification: Based on the Four Humor՚S

Personality and personality traits are classified based on behavioral characteristics, somatic structure, blood types, and fluids in body.

According to Hippocrates
CharacterHumorFluidCorresponding Trait in Big 5
Irritable, angry but passionate, strong with active imaginationCholericYellow BileAgreeableness
Depressed, Bad tempered, dejected, sad, deplorable, self-involvedMelancholicBlack BileNeuroticism

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Type Approach: Indian Approach: Ayurvedic Approach


Ayurveda defines the following body types or Doshas, each being associated with particular character traits.

Ayurvedic Body Types (Doshas)
Ayurvedic Doshas (Sheldon)CharacterShape


Changeability, unpredictability, variability in size, shape, mood, and action

Moody, enthusiastic, imaginative, and impulsive, quick to grasp ideas and good at initiating things but poor at finishing them

Energy fluctuates, with jagged peaks, tolerant, comfort-loving, peaceful

Slender with prominent features, joints, and veins, with cool, dry skin

Eat and sleep erratically

Prone to anxiety, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, and constipation

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