The Melancholy is extremely creative. The great artists, musicians and other creative people are usually of the Melancholy temperament. They are detailed and task oriented and relate better to systems and tasks than to people. They have very high intellectual capacities; they are thinkers. They see both the end result and the pitfalls in any project they undertake. They prefer to work at a slow, steady pace and need quiet time alone each day to think, dream and regenerate. They tend to be perfectionists and set extremely high standards for themselves and the people around them. This can cause frustration and relational friction.
Melancholy temperament types are task oriented and like paying attention to details. They prefer not to be around people.
- military officers
- project managers
When looking for a person who is detail oriented the melancholy is a perfect match. Schedules, lists, details, and goals keep their life and the lives of others in order. The downside is that they may be critical of others who are not as organized and see that as a character defect.