Temperaments: GREEN EMOTIONS!

You have heard me say GREEN temperaments are the nicest people in the world. It is the truest statement that can be made about this temperament! They are nice and quiet.


I am blessed with a GREEN child, children-in-law, grandchildren, friends and BEST friends. I gravitate toward GREEN temperaments, because, they seem to enjoy life more that most. GREENS also calm me down and fill me with peace in crazy situations.

My dad was a GREEN temperament.  In my entire life, he never raised his voice to me!  I guarantee you, I gave him plenty of reasons to do so; but, he was the kindest person I ever knew.

Our GREEN daughter was our firstborn child.  I mistakenly assumed she was perfect because of my parenting skills. (This was before I understood the pre-disposition of temperaments.) As a baby, she smiled at everyone – never fussed or cried. She took naps and went to bed at night without a fight. She obeyed. She was loved by every school teacher and became teacher’s pet in many classes. It was so easy being her parent!

At that rate, I felt I should have 10 children, since I believed her behaviors were results of my brilliant parenting abilities.

Then, we had two boys who were not GREEN.  It was shocking how quickly I got over thinking I was the perfect parent.

GREENS are delightful children and adults. They are level, consistent, trustworthy, peaceful and kind. They make excellent friends, because they are loyal and dependable. They do not have giant mood swings; but, rather, stay relatively relaxed no matter the circumstances.  Because of this, they are great in crisis situations. They remain calm.

GREENS’ emotions run deep. They do not wear their emotions on their sleeves, nor do they blow up – or break down – in public as do some other temperaments.  If hurt or offended, GREENS will quietly withhold negative reactions, communication and intimacy. In some cases, they would rather walk away from the relationship than struggle to reconcile.  It is important to teach GREEN children to be vocal and stand up for themselves, lest they become easy targets for bullies.

I know a GREEN wife who walked away from an abusive marriage without ever raising her voice. She had endured as long as she could. Then, she was finished and quietly left. Many of her friends were shocked, never having heard her complain aloud about her marriage. Later, I heard more details of her unspeakable experiences and they were far worse than most would endure.

GREENS do not like to argue or fight. Peace at all costs. GREENS are laid back and quiet, on most occasions, where opposite temperaments might be loud, gung ho and reckless!

GREENS may appear to have a lower energy level than the other three temperaments and, because of this, are sometimes accused of being lazy. The truth being, GREENS are somewhat slower to act or react. Therefore, they do much better with ample warnings and notifications when ‘change’ or new things are expected from them.

An interesting characteristic of a GREEN is they can be late to an appointment and not be bothered by it. They actually understand the concept that life is too short to be upset about insignificant things over which one has no control!

GREENS love being comfortable in dress as well as in vocations they choose. I often joke by saying it was a GREEN temperament who invented the elastic waistband! They love to dress for comfort.

Great Bible references for a GREEN:

Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” Deut. 31:6

 “So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves.” Ps.107:9

A great Christmas Present for GREEN Women!

Quiet Moments Alone With God: A Devotional for Women by Emilie Barnes










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