Your question: I've been reading your blog for over two years now, and you rarely write about yourself. So could you describe your personality?
My answer: I would say that I'm a peaceful phlegmatic with a touch of melancholy. I say peaceful phlegmatic because I'm very laid back, dress lightly, and am easy to get along with. I say melancholy because I'm an artist and I'm always thinking. Plus when I took the Personality Plus test these were my two leading personality types: Peaceful Phlegmatic and Melancholy.
By melancholy I don't mean depressed either. Florence Litnaur, who wrote the above named book, notes that most of your creative people are melancholies. So I'd have to say that considering I'm a writer, and a thinker, I'm therefore a melancholy by her definition.
Mostly, though, I'm phlegmatic. I generally have a spirit of equanimity about me. That means I'm calm even in the most stressful situations. Sometimes people ask me how I can stay so calm in the face of adversity. The answer, generally, that I give is that I think I know what I'm doing. I also know that when I'm stressed I don't think well, so it makes more sense to stay calm.
I actually was written up once for being too relaxed at a code. In response to the write up I wrote: "What do you want, for me to run to the code and arrive with a heart rate of 133 and my hair askew?" Yes, I also have a dry sense of humor tantamount to what I write on this blog. I'm simple too. I'm a very simple person. I'm pithy, like my writing.