"Nervous" Melancholic

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Fascinating Medieval Personality quiz found via Trousered Ape

Here's a summary of my results:


You are a "nervous" Melancholic, with an abundance of black bile. Melancholics are characterized by the element of Earth, the season of Autumn, middle-aged adulthood, the color blue, and the characteristics of "Cold" and "Dry." Famous Melancholics include St. John of the Cross, St. John the Divine, St. Francis, and St. Catherine of Siena.

If you were living in the Age of Faith, perfect career choices for you would be contemplative religious, theologian, artist, or writer.

And, having a score of 85%, I suppose I must be one in spades.

More extensively here.

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What is truly remarkable here is how much more reasonable many of these descriptions sound. Naturally, they are tending to cluster people so individual differences tend to get lost. I mean any group that contains both St. John of the Cross and St. Catherine of Siena, great contemplatives that I would consider at opposite ends of the scale, must perforce be somewhat vague. But I am considerably better inclined to these analyses than I am to most contemporary ones.

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Black bile babe from Two Sleepy Mommies on February 7, 2005 4:12 PM

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As has come to be the pattern, another quiz where you and I share a result. The lengthier description has quite a bit that hits home.

Hey...I got the same results too. This is great and so true.

Dear Gregg,

Yes, occasionally frightening in its accuracy, isn't it? But there are some points where it is a little off for me--the inability to communicate, for example. But I have a feeling that that part of it is more complex than they make apparent.



Another melancholic here. I thought this was a really interesting quiz; I bet the book it's based on is even better.

Do bloggers, by nature, skew to the melancholic?

Melancholics all...including me, I'm sad to say. I don't know....I do seem more at home at the foot of the Cross than anywhere else. I just think of it as a spiritual vocation and leave it at that.

Your links don't work, but I found one, using the googlesearch, that had this info at fisheaters.com.

It's traditional Catholic. Whether they are SSPX, sedevacantist, or indult (the true kind), I can't say as I had not read enough of the site



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