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Phlegmatic

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Phlegmatic is the traditional name for the personality temperament indicated by an excess of the element water.

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One such example is the pragmatic nature of the phlegmatic type, which has the potential to keep its 'cool' under pressure.
You can find out if you're a sunny sanguine, a patient phlegmatic, dynamic choleric or introverted melancholic.
Meanwhile, the melancholic would neutralize the phlegmatic and the sanguine would neutralize the choleric, since the good-natured cheerfulness of the passive sanguine could not be conceived as being fused with the forbidding anger of the active choleric, any more than the pain and self-torment of the passive melancholic could be conceived as being fused with the contentment and mental self-sufficiency of the active phlegmatic.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy was typically phlegmatic when it came to the matter of dealing with the huge loss of last term's player of the season.
A Daily News hunt through the Los Angeles Auto Show found the world far behind in designing autos capable of handling phlegmatic commutes along the 405 Freeway.
Oullette said (no doubt between 10-minute bouts of hacking, phlegmatic coughing), "We give you all the vitamins you lose, plus some to help you.
Central Bank governor, Gideon Gono, is phlegmatic about the new notes.
Playing paterfamilias to an excitable Serra and a phlegmatic Smithson, Helman tries to wise up the young idealists: "Bischofberger isn't paying that price because he wants Bruce Nauman to be happier
Perhaps his critique is beyond our comprehension, but we do not see Peterson and crew as nerds, geeks, brainiacs, phlegmatic nerds, etc.
What killed the first run, for all its many merits, was its dead centre: Thomas Hampson, an admirable Don Giovanni not too many years back, was a flabby, phlegmatic, bored and boring Don in March, one who seemed half-relieved when Elvira's maid didn't even sample his lackadaisical serenade.
He packs the frozen peas with elan, and endures his querulously churlish customers with a certain phlegmatic charm.
Just as well then that Barkley appears to be the sort of phlegmatic character capable of shrugging off life's traumas.