What Is Core Temperament?

Core temperament refers to the four ways through which people perceive and interact with the world. The value of knowing your temperament is that you can predict how you will react when stressed, what you value, how you make decisions, what motivates you, and how to spend your energy and effort for your personal and financial success. Your inherent qualities of mind and character are your temperament traits. 

 It is wisdom to know others; It is enlightenment to know one’s self.


Knowing yourself is the ultimate goal of anyone in any helping profession, and even more important for a new coach or mentor. Knowing yourself means that you are aware of your core temperament and of the strengths, challenges and skills you need to develop to be an authority or influencer in your field.

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung understood that people have a natural approach to life and process information in four primary modes: intuitively, experientially, visually or aurally. Updated research shows that we actually use two or more of these methods to understand our worlds. It is true that we interpret the world as we see it, through our eyes only, through the filters of our family, culture, education, peers, and the impact of stressful or traumatic events. However, research also supports the fact that our one’s core temperament is 50% percent of our personality and we are born with it. It remains predictable through life.

Core Temperament is like having an inner map that helps us determine the best road to take and how to drive. 

Core Temperament refers to:

  • Core = the center of our influence
  • Temperament = the cluster of traits and talents…our disposition, our preferences.

The benefits of knowing yourself are numerous. First, you become clear on what you can offer potential clients and ensure that you attract the clientele you are able to serve best. You learn to manage your life as a model for other to emulate. You identify the skills you need to be the best coach. In addition, you become an aware, motivated individual who learns not to judge yourself, and thereby not to judge your clients.

  1. Knowing yourself means that you are aware of how you:
  2. Perceive and interact with the world
  3. Deal with the environment
  4. Respond to people
  5. Identify your stress levels and how you manage stressors
  6. Manage your thoughts
  7. Deal with your emotions
  8. Perceive your self worth
  9. Clarify your values,
  10. Balance your life

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