Temperaments and Alchemical Elements

According to Wikipedia, that bastion of truth, Victor Gulenko is a prominent socionist (adherent to socionics theory) and analytical psychologist who developed a hypothesis of the distribution of temperament in the socion (16 socionics information processing types).

In tradition there are four Platonic or alchemical elements that are associated with temperament. I have taken my information about the elements from symboldictionary.net. What follows is my attempt to merge the socionics and alchemical traditions.

An article entitled “Working with the Elements” describes the Jungian archetypes associated with Hippocratic humors and traits of the Luscher color personality profile. These are cited as a frame of reference.

Air
Sanguine, blood humor
Extroverted Irrational (Perceiving)
ILE (ENTp); SLE (ESTp); SEE (ESFp); IEE (ENFp)
impulsive, unpredictable
spirit, life, communication
warm, moist
Flatus
Archangel Raphael
Peralda
Slyphs
Aquarius, Gemini, Libra
dagger
sulfur
intuition (Jungian)
yellow
free-thinking, change, self-development

Water
Phlegmatic, phlegm humor
Introverted Rational (Judging)
LII (INTj); LSI (ISTj); ESI (ISFj); EII (INFj)
slow, methodical
intuition, unconscious mind, womb’s generating forces
cold, moist
Aqua
Undines
Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
chalice, cup
thinking (Jungian)
blue
relaxation, satisfaction, self-moderation

Earth
Melancholic, black bile humor
Introverted Irrational (Perceiving)
SEI (ISFp), IEI (INFp), ILI (INTp), SLI (ISTp)
lack of motivation, inertia, unstable moods and energy levels
physical sensation
cold, dry
Terra
matter
sulfur
sensing (Jungian)
green
solidity, persistence, self-respect

Fire
Choleric, yellow bile humor
Extroverted Rational (Judging)
ESE (ESFj); EIE (ENFj); LIE (ENTj); LSE (ESTj)
energetic, proactive
fiery emotions, spiritual aspiration, rising force
heat, dry
Zoroaster
Aries, Leo, Sagitarius
blade, sword, knife
salmanders
red
excitement, activity, self-confidence

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