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What Type Are You?

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What Type Are You?

That is the question that greeted me every morning when I walked out of my motel in Pikeville, Kentucky last week. I have come to this area to ride ATV’s with minister friends and our sons for many years.

Even though the Kentucky Blood Center is very upscale and does an amazing job, this was the first time I’d seen one of their vans.

The question on the van is simple. It is also a direct, yet loaded question.

What they are asking is… “What blood type are you?” Blood types vary.

The American Red Cross shows the following graphics:

The American Red Cross is asking… “What Type Are You” They want you to know that you have within you the ability to save a life. No matter what blood type you are.

That Leads Me To The Next Level Of Questioning.

What type of Personality are you? What type of Temperament are you? What type of Person are you? All types save lives. All types can be soul winners.

The Following  Is Taken From An Article on

The Four Temperaments



The sanguine temperament is fundamentally impulsive and pleasure-seeking; sanguine people are sociable and charismatic. They tend to enjoy social gatherings, making new friends and tend to be boisterous. They are usually quite creative and often daydream. However, some alone time is crucial for those of this temperament. Sanguine can also mean sensitive, compassionate and romantic. Sanguine personalities generally struggle with following tasks all the way through, are chronically late, and tend to be forgetful and sometimes a little sarcastic. Often, when they pursue a new hobby, they lose interest as soon as it ceases to be engaging or fun. They are very much people persons. They are talkative and not shy. Sanguines generally have an almost shameless nature, certain that what they are doing is right. They have no lack of confidence.


The choleric temperament is fundamentally ambitious and leader-like. They have a lot of aggression, energy, and/or passion, and try to instill it in others. They can dominate people of other temperaments, especially phlegmatic types. Many great charismatic military and political figures were choleric. They like to be in charge of everything. However, cholerics also tend to be either highly disorganized or highly organized. They do not have in-between setups, only one extreme to another. As well as being leader-like and assertive, cholerics also fall into deep and sudden depression. Essentially, they are very much prone to mood swings.


The melancholic temperament is fundamentally introverted and thoughtful. Melancholic people often were perceived as very (or overly) pondering and considerate, getting rather worried when they could not be on time for events. Melancholics can be highly creative in activities such as poetry and art – and can become preoccupied with the tragedy and cruelty in the world. Often they are perfectionists. They are self-reliant and independent; one negative part of being a melancholic is that they can get so involved in what they are doing they forget to think of others.


The phlegmatic temperament is fundamentally relaxed and quiet, ranging from warmly attentive to lazily sluggish. Phlegmatics tend to be content with themselves and are kind. They are accepting and affectionate. They may be receptive and shy and often prefer stability to uncertainty and change. They are consistent, relaxed, calm, rational, curious, and observant, qualities that make them good administrators. They can also be passive-aggressive.


Actually, it doesn’t matter what “Type” we are. Every one has the ability to be a Soul Winner!

You Might Be:

  • A teenager, or a senior,
  • A manager or a laborer,
  •  A poor person or filthy rich,
  • A nerd, or a sports jock,
  • A hunter, or a fisherman,
  • An outdoorsman, or a desk jockey
  • A junk food junkie, or a health food nut,
  • A tree hugger, or a lumberjack,
  • A Democrat, or a Republican,
  • An introvert, or an extrovert.


All Types Save Lives!

Just because you are bashful, quiet, introverted, or not even a good mixer, you still can win a soul!

You still can teach a Home Bible Study!

You still can be a witness!

You still can be an influence… Not only for the American Red Cross, but more importantly, for the Cross of Jesus Christ!

What Have You Done To Save A Life?

Written by Martyn Ballestero

September 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

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  1. So thought provoking! I love it. Thanks for writing.


    September 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

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