Rather, what seems to make marriages happy is when husband and wife share core values and a commitment to the relationship – to honoring and respecting each other and meeting each other’s needs.” Art Bennett is a marriage and family therapist; Laraine Bennett is a freelance writer.
Their book examines the effects on marriage of the four classic temperaments that help to shape a human personality.
“The ability to appreciate other people’s temperaments is especially important in marriage, because opposite temperaments tend to attract each other,” the authors comment.
They are practical and use direct methods to get quick results but still show an interest in people.
Or perhaps he loves social life, but she thinks parties take time away from valuable work.
In “The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse,” Art and Laraine Bennett provide a guide for husbands and wives who recognize how different their temperaments are, but wonder what to do about it.
Often phlegmatic personalities are their choice when seeking the perfect partner (see Phlegmatic Love).
Choleric people usually are not interested in several relationships at once and have little dating experience when they are young.
They are goal and bottom line oriented and can be very persuasive in promoting their ideas.