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19 Kids and Counting: the five oldest Duggar daughters.

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Jessa Jana Jill Jinger Joy

3rd Rock from the Sun

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic

Alien

Characters

Big Giant Head Sally Dick Harry Tommy

Others

Nina Mary Allbright Don Orville Vicki Dubcek Mrs. Dubcek

The A-Team

Chol-Sanguine Melan-Choleric Sup-ancholic Sang-Supine
Face B.A. Hannibal Murdock

Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Nelson family.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Ozzie Ricky David Harriet

The Adventures of Superman

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Lois Lane Perry White Inspector Henderson Jimmy Olsen Clark Kent/Superman

America's Next Top Model

Choleric

Phlegmatic

Sanguine Phlegmatic II
Tyra Banks Nigel Barker Ms. J Mr. Jay

American Horror Story: Coven

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Madison Queenie Nan Zoe

The children of George & Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development fit this pretty well:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Michael Buster GOB Lindsay

The top ten characters of Benson on the most episodes:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Benson DuBois &

Rose Cassidy

John Taylor

& Marcy Hill

Katie Gatling &

Denise Downey

Pete Downey &

Clayton Endicott

Gov. Gatling &

Gretchen Kraus

  • Thus, Marcy and Taylor are replaced by more people-oriented/carefree, but otherwise suspiciously similar, versions of themselves in Denise and Clayton, respectively.

Austin & Ally

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Trish Ally Austin Dez

Better Off Ted

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Veronica Linda Lem Phil Ted

The guys in Beverly Hills, 90210:

Guys

Girls

Sequel Series Girls

Sanguine Steve Donna Adrianna
Choleric Dylan Andrea Naomi
Melancholic Brandon Kelly Silver

Phlegmatic

David Brenda Annie
  • Three Sequel Series guys: Liam (choleric), Dixon (melancholic), Navid (phlegmatic).

The Big Bang Theory: the main characters and their parents (Young Sheldon cast excluded).

Chol-Sanguine Melan-Choleric Sup-ancholic Sang-Supine Phlegmatic
Male Characters Howard Bernadette's father Stuart Raj Leonard
Female Characters Howard's mother Leonard's mother Amy Bernadette Penny
  • Young Sheldon:
Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
George Jr. Sheldon Mary Missy George Sr.

The four different versions of Blackadder correspond to the temperaments:

Sanguine Prince Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh Sniveling, squeaking idiot
Choleric Mr. E. Blackadder, Esq. Ruthless, often murderous butler
Melancholic Captain E. Blackadder Embittered, worn-out and intelligent soldier

Phlegmatic

Lord E. Blackadder Suave, calm aristocrat

The Bletchley Circle

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine
Jean The aloof Millie Lucy Susan

Bonanza: the Cartwright family.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Ben Adam Hoss Little Joe

Bonekickers

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Ben Magwilde Viv Dolly

On Boy Meets World, the four main characters generally fit this schema, though it took them a couple of seasons to get there: Eric is Sanguine (and how!), Shawn is Choleric, Topanga is Melancholic, and Cory is Phlegmatic.

  • Early on, Topanga was Sanguine, Cory was Melancholic, and Eric was Phlegmatic. In later seasons, Cory gets unusually neurotic for a Phlegmatic character; the reason he remains so is because everyone else gets wackier too.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer has an alternate personality division: Willow is the Spirit (cuz of the magic and her pluckiness), Giles is the Mind (he of the books and British schooling), Xander is the Heart (because what else is he going to do?), and Buffy is the Hand (because of the punchingness of her).

  • The characters can also be divided up quite well according to the standard interpretation: Xander (sanguine), Buffy (choleric), Willow (melancholic), and Giles (phlegmatic).
  • In season 2, the core group of teens can be grouped this way: Buffy (choleric), Willow (melancholic), Xander (sanguine), and Oz (phlegmatic).

Burn Notice

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Jessie Michael Sam Fiona

Charmed: Although Prue and Paige never appeared together, the charmed ones all fit.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Piper Prue Paige Phoebe

Chuck

Team Bartowski

Nerd Herd

CAT Squad

Other Characters

Sanguine Morgan Anna Amy Cpt. Awesome
Choleric Casey Lester Zandra Gen. Beckman
Melancholic Sarah Skip Sarah Ellie
Supine ------ ------ Carina ------
Phlegmatic Chuck Chuck Big Mike

The study-group members on Community.

  • The male members younger than Pierce:
Chol-Sanguine Señor Chang Eccentric, no apparent compassion or morals, and an opportunist with plenty of Wild Card and Jerkass moments
Melan-Choleric Jeff Sardonic Knight in Sour Armor ending up the group's in-charge-guy every time, whether he really wants to be or not
Sup-ancholic Abed Nerdy and expressionless
Sang-Supine Pelton Faithfully rules-enforcing Dean, yet still a fun, eccentric character at heart
Phlegmatic Troy Quirky, laid-back, and wise-cracking from time to time, attached to his friendships
  • The remaining members in the group:
Sanguine Pierce, later Elroy Self-absorbed sociopath whose insensitive remarks betray a stereotype-buying ignorance; spot later filled by Elroy the non-sociopath, tamer and stabler version of Pierce
Choleric Shirley a sassy gossiper with thinly-veiled anger issues, all while priding herself on being a tolerant presence
Melancholic Frankie The only group member with no apparent silliness or sense of humor
Supine Annie Nerdy, idealistic and super studious
Phlegmatic Britta Randomizes among defiance, slapstick, and strict "buzzkill" depending on the mood of the moment

Criminal Minds

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine Phlegmatic II
Hotch & Morgan Prentiss & Gideon Reid & JJ Garcia Rossi

Desperate Housewives

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Housewives

Gabrielle Bree Lynette (without

the laziness)

Susan

Husbands

Carlos Orson Mike Tom

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor and his companions.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
River The Doctor Rory Amy

Drake And Josh

Chol-Sanguine Melan-Choleric Sup-ancholic Sang-Supine Phlegmatic
Megan Audrey Walter Josh Drake

Everybody Loves Raymond

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Frank Robert Ally Debra Ray & Marie

The main five male Browncoats on Firefly:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Jayne Cobb Dr. Simon Tam Shepherd Book Wash Cpt. Mal Reynolds

Down in Fraggle Rock

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Red Boober Wembley Unstated Leader Gobo Hippie Chick Mokey
  • Wembley is what you get when you combine Supine with ADHD.

Frasier:

Choleric Melancholic Supine Sanguine Phlegmatic
Frasier Niles, much as they come Daphne Roz Martin

Friendly Hostility

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Collin Demon Derringer Fox

Friends

Chol-Sanguine Melan-Choleric Sup-ancholic Sang-Supine Phlegmatic
Rachel Gunther Monica and Ross Joey Chandler and Phoebe
  • Ross is generally Supine, except for the brother he apparently grew up being toward Monica.

The show Fringe has this:

Choleric Melancholic

Supine

Sanguine Phlegmatic
Peter Bishop Olivia Dunham Agent Francis Walter Bishop Astrid Farnsworth & Philip Broyles

The remaining Stark siblings in Game of Thrones as of season seven.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Arya Jon Snow Bran Sansa

The four men on Gilligan's Island:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
the Skipper the Professor Mr. Howell Gilligan

The Golden Girls

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Dorothy Sophia Rose Blanche

Happy Endings: Competitive sisters Alex and Jane (both basically choleric), Brad and Penny (sanguine, despite single gal angst), Dave (melancholic), and Max couldn't be more phlegmatic if he tried.

The re-imagined Hawaii Five-0:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Steve Danno Chin Hi Kono

The Aidensfield officers in Heartbeat: The classic lineup.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Rowan Blaketon Ventress Bellamy

Henry Danger, after dividing up Henry and Charlotte even though they are present in both groups:

Chol-Sanguine Melan-Choleric Sup-ancholic Sang-Supine Phlegmatic

School Kids

Piper Sydney Oliver Jasper Henry

"Junk 'N

Stuff" Staff

Captain Man Charlotte Mr. Gooch Jasper Schwoz

Hot in Cleveland

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Elka Joy Melanie Victoria

House, M.D. original team:House is Choleric (loves puzzles and power), Cameron Melancholic (she married a dying man), Foreman Phlegmatic (tries to refuse or frustrate House's games), and Chase is Sanguine (upbeat and sunny, in spite of a damaged relationship with his father).

  • The new team: House (choleric), Adams (sanguine), Chase (gotten more melancholic), Taub (phlegmatic), and Park (supine).

ICarly: Carly is sanguine, Sam is choleric, Freddie is melancholic, whilst Spencer fits into phlegmatic by way of being an artist who rarely interacts with anyone apart from the rest of the trio (his sister's friends), and his one single friend, Socko.

King of Queens:

Chol-Sanguine Melan-Choleric Sup-ancholic Sang-Supine
Arthur Carrie Deacon Doug
  • The secondary characters also apply:
Choleric Melancholic Supine

Sanguine

Phlegmatic
O'Boyle Spence Holly Danny Richie

Four of the main characters on The L Word:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Bette Porter Dana Fairbanks Shane McCutcheon Alice Pieszecki

The four main positive characters of Less Than Perfect:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Ramona Owen Carl Claude

Lie to Me

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Lightman Foster Loker Torres

The Talies on Lost:

Talies

4 Others

(Season 3)

S4 - Jack's

Faction

S4 - Locke'sFaction S4 - TheFreighties

Sanguine

Libby Tom/Mr.

Friendly

Sun Hurley Charlotte
Choleric Ana Lucia Juliet Juliet Locke Miles
Melancholic Mr. Eko Richard Katie Sawyer Daniel

Phlegmatic

Bernard Ben Jack Ben Frank

Martin: Martin (choleric/sanguine), Gina (melancholic), Pam (choleric), Tommy (phlegmatic), and Cole (sanguine).

The Masked Singer

Choleric Melancholic Sanguine Phlegmatic
Nick Cannon Ken Jeong Nicole Scherzinger & Jenny McCarthy Robin Thicke

The four surgeons at the 4077th Mash keep this up throughout the series.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Blake/Potter Burns/Winchester Trapper/B.J. Hawkeye, constant
  • Despite the replacement characters all being vastly different from their predecessors, they still fill the spots left open.

The Mentalist

Choleric Melancholic Supine

Sanguine

Phlegmatic
Rigsby Lisbon Van Pelt Jane Cho

The Middle: The Heck family.

Chol-Sanguine Melan-Choleric Sup-ancholic

Sang-Supine

Phlegmatic
Axl Mike Frankie Sue Brick

The Monkees, at least when comparing the four to one another.

Choleric Melancholic Supine

Sanguine

Mike Nesmith Davy Jones Peter Tork Micky Dolenz

The four male Myth Busters:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Tony Belleci Jamie Hyneman Grant Imahara Adam Savage

The four grownups on The Nanny:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

C.C. Babcock Maxwell Sheffield Niles Fran Fine

NCIS

Choleric Melancholic Supine

Sanguine

Phlegmatic
Gibbs Abby McGee Tony Ziva, if a bit Trigger Happy

New Girl

Choleric Melancholic Supine

Sanguine

Phlegmatic
Nick Cece Jess Schmidt Winston

New Tricks

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Sandra Brian Jack Gerry

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn: The quads and Dawn's bestie Mae.

Choleric Melancholic Supine

Sanguine

Phlegmatic

Ricky Nicky Mae Dicky Dawn

No Tomorrow

Chol-Sanguine Melan-Choleric Sup-ancholic

Sang-Supine

Phlegmatic
Kareema Deirdre Hackmeyer Evie Covington Hank Xavier Holliday &

Timothy Finger

Noah's Arc

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Ricky Chance Noah Alex

The Office: The four leads in the U.S. version fit this trope. Michael and Dwight crank up the most dysfunctional aspects of their respective temperaments.

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Dwight Pam Jim Michael

Once Upon a Time: The four villains of late Season 4 and some into Season 5.

Choleric Melancholic

Supine

Sanguine

Phlegmatic
Cruella Maleficent Ursula Gold/Rmple Isaac the Author

Brazilian show Os Trapalhões:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Mussum Dedé Zacarias Didi

The titular characters in Pretty Little Liars are almost a textbook case:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Spencer Aria Emily Hanna

Project Runway judges: Heidi Klum (phlegmatic II), Tim Gunn (choleric), Nina Garcia (supine), and Michael Kors (melancholic).

Red Dwarf

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine

Rimmer Holly Go Lister Cat

The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Choleric Melancholic

Supine

Sanguine

Phlegmatic
John Connor Cameron Charley Dixon Sarah Connor Derek Reese
  • John Connor doesn't get the full measure of his leadership until the end of the second season.

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Sanguine Clyde
Choleric Rani bucketfuls of ambition, and just how she bosses the boys about!
Melancholic Sarah Jane quiet and independent, and completely occupied with all that's wrong in the world

Supine

Luke crippling social ineptitude (bless his cotton socks)
Phlegmatic Maria
  • This is something that makes the show very different from others: the leader of these True Companions is not the choleric character (though she can seem it sometimes), but the melancholic one! Besides the above, there is also the shedload of melancholic moods she goes through due to all the stuff that happens to her in each series (do the writers hate her?) -- effectively making this team leader the Woobie.

The cast of Seinfeld fit a form of this schema nicely:

Chol-Sanguine Melan-Choleric

Sup-ancholic

Sang-Supine Phlegmatic
Jerry (rational

& indifferent)

Ruthie Cohen George Elaine (emotional

& hot-headed)

Kramer

(space case)

Sex and the City

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Miranda Hobbes Carrie Bradshaw Charlotte York Sam Jones

It works for the original SG-1:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Jack O'Neill Daniel Jackson Teal'c Sam Carter

The cast of Sliders fits this:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Arturo Rembrandt Quinn Wade
  • Rembrandt has even been stage-named 'the crying man'.

Star Trek: The Original Series: Kirk (choleric), Spock (melancholic), Bones (sanguine), and Scotty (phlegmatic). Yeoman Rand and Nurse Chapel are supine; everyone else is Phlegmatic Type II by default.

Star Trek: Enterprise to the point it's actually kind of sad:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic/Supine

Sanguine Phlegmatic II
Archer & Tucker Reed T'Pol & Sato Phlox Mayweather

Starsky and Hutch

Choleric Melancholic

Supine

Sanguine
Hutch Dobey Huggy Bear Starsky

The 2015 series of Supergirl: The main characters.

Choleric Melancholic

Supine

Sanguine Phlegmatic

Office

Cat Grant Lucy Lane Kara Danvers (Supergirl) Winn Schott James Olsen

Fighting

Agent Alex

Danvers

Martian Hank

Henshaw

Agent Vasquez Mon-El Alura Zor-El

Top Gear: The obsessive, hard-charging, ever-ranting Clarkson (choleric), sunny Hammond (sanguine), the nostalgic, meticulous tool-sorter May (melancholic), and the Stig (phlegmatic... extremely so).

The wives of Henry VIII in The Tudors.

Choleric Melancholic

Supine

Sanguine Phlegmatic
Anne Boleyn Catherine of Aragon Anne of Cleves Katherine Howard Jane Seymour
  • Catherine Parr is also Choleric, but a less extreme case than Anne Boleyn.

Two and A Half Men - family members, counting both of Judith's ex-husbands:

Chol-Sanguine Melan-Choleric Sup-ancholic

Sang-Supine

Phlegmatic
Charlie Judith Alan Herb Jake & Evelyn
Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Trina Jade Tori Cat

The four regulars on the American edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
Drew Carey Ryan Stiles Colin Mochrie Wayne Brady

Welcome Back, Kotter's Sweathogs, their teacher, and the principal:

Choleric Melancholic

Supine

Sanguine Phlegmatic
Vinnie

Barbarino

Principal

Woodman

Arnold

Horshack

Freddy

Washington

Gabe Kotter &

Juan Epstein

The four main agents in The X Files:

Choleric Melancholic

Phlegmatic

Sanguine
John Doggett Dana Scully Fox Mulder Monica Reyes

The Young Ones: Rick (choleric/sanguine), Vyvyan (sanguine/choleric), Neil (melancholic), and Mike (phlegmatic).

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