Now that you have identified your dominant/sub-dominant temperament let us look at the qualities associated with each temperament combination.
If an individual has a dominant temperament of Sanguinous (Hot & Moist) and a less dominant Phlegmatic (Cold & Moist), then the resultant qualities associated with that temperament will be somewhere between Hot & Moist and Cold & Moist. This depends on the extent of the dominant temperament.
In the above example, moistness is the common quality between Hot & Moist and Cold & Moist. This person’s ideal qualitative state will consist of a dominant quality of moistness, followed in turn by heat, coldness and finally the least amount of dryness. Any change to this ideal qualitative combination will have a negative influence on the individual’s health. As moistness is the dominant quality associated with this individual, changes in the level of moistness (and more particularly, excess of moistness) will negatively affect this individual the most and to the greatest extent. On the other hand, changes in the quality of dryness (which is the least is concentration), will have the least negative effect in the individual. This is why a person with a dominant sanguinous and sub-dominant phlegmatic temperament will be least comfortable in humid weather.
The general rule is that an excess of the quality associated with an individual’s temperament will negatively affect him/her the fastest and to the greatest extent.
This rule is elaborated on in the 8 Healthy Living Programmes for the different temperamental types, with emphasis on the role of the 6 Lifestyle Factors in health promotion and disease prevention.