Which are Elemental Personality are you? Four Elements Type



"Of living things, my son, some are made friends with fire, and some with water, some with air, and some with earth, and some with two or three of these, and some with all... Each soul, accordingly, while it is in its body is weighted and constricted by these four." - Tablets of Thoth

If you've ever studied medicine through the ages then one of the first people who you will come across is Hippocrates. He is widely regarded as the first 'doctor' and the father of western medicine. He published a number of books in the first century bce including the now famous 'Hippocratic oath' which modern day doctors still have to take to this day.

According to Galen, these elements were used by Hippocrates in describing the human body with an association with the four humors. A theory that imbalances in elements inside the body were responsible for sickness and ill health. The Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle defined the four elements to two of the four special qualities:




Fire is primarily hot and secondarily dry.
Air is primarily wet and secondarily hot.
Water is primarily cold and secondarily wet.
Earth is primarily dry and secondarily cold.



Hippocrates theorized that we are all made up of a mixture of the four basic elements. All of: me, you, your granny, the dog, everyone! There can be imbalances though and this will affect you, your body and your personality.  Which one of the four elements are you? These Elemental personality types are also linked to the Western Zodiac and are associated with the individual horoscope star signs:




Fire - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Water - Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Earth - Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn