It turns out that a person is able to change to a greater extent than is commonly believed.


By nature, we are given temperament. And we cannot change that. But this does not mean that the choleric is doomed to stupid and rash acts, and the phlegmatic is always to hesitate. Temperament only means the strength of feelings experienced by a person and the speed of their occurrence. The choleric person is doomed to face the tsunami of his soul, and the phlegmatic person is doomed to the constancy of its undercurrents. But you can equally learn how to manage the energy of both.

By nature, we are given a type of nervous system, which determines our temperament. We also cannot change the type of the nervous system. Someone naturally has a "strong" nervous system, capable of mobilizing large volumes of nervous energy in a split second, but such bursts of excitement are just as easily replaced by a decline in activity. They say about them: "Hot, but quickly cools." Others are difficult to accelerate, they have a "weak" type of nervous system. But having accelerated, they are able to keep the pace for a long time. They are accustomed to immerse themselves in any kind of activity for a long time and do it calmly and efficiently, showing perseverance. They also tend to get hung up and worry for a long time.

But "peculiar" is not a sentence, since it means a character trait, and character, unlike temperament, is a plastic thing. Let's talk about how to turn the weaknesses of your temperament into strengths of character.


The thing is that as a choleric person knows how to be calm, so a phlegmatic person knows how to be excited. By nature, each of us is given a genetic potential, which, as a rule, we do not have time to reveal in our life, but only exploit an insignificant part of it, the one that spontaneously stood out under the influence of the external environment. If a choleric person begins to purposefully train calmness in himself, then pretty soon he sees that he is quite capable of coping with any tsunami in his soul. A phlegmatic person can be directed to develop the ability to switch and an easy attitude to life. It is only important to master the technique.

The methodology of the "Hunter" method suggests the development of the ability for voluntary attention, since it is voluntary attention that triggers the entire cascade of reactions, ending with a specific action. It looks like this:

Where attention is, our thoughts are there

What we think about begins to determine what we want and what emotions we experience

Desires and emotions shape our actions

Therefore, voluntary attention becomes the main instrument of self-management. Its source is the volitional center - the prefrontal cortex of the frontal lobes. The method of developing a volitional center is the essence of the "Hunter" method.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Rudiyr. I was born and live in Russia. I am engaged in giving advice to people on mental health, self-improvement and harmonious development. I am also the author of the course "Philosophy of Practical Natural Science". In it, I consider issues of health, positive energy balance of a person, energy sources for a person (sleep, nutrition, physical activity, creativity) and other aspects that allow a person to live happily.