Temperament – Ox Temperament. The ox temperament trait (the “S” in the DISC acronym or Phlegmatic in Hippocrates’ study) is quickly and easily outwardly recognized by their pleasant and low‑key temperament. They are extremely easy and pleasant to be around.

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DISTINGUISHING THE OX TEMPERAMENT FROM THE EAGLE TEMPERAMENT

Some people seem very similar in many ways, yet so very different in their motivations this similarity and difference is rooted in temperament traits. The ox and the eagle temperaments are this way. Once you begin to learn temperament traits and their motivations, you will be able to understand more about why people appear similar but yet different.

OX AND EAGLE TEMPERAMENTS SEEM NEARLY IDENTICAL IN…

The ox and eagle temperaments are nearly identical in being low key, especially in a crowd. However, the motives are different. The eagle temperament is low-key because they are analyzing everyone and is fearful everyone is analyzing them while the ox temperament is likely low-key and making a new friend.

Similarly, the ox and eagle temperaments are both are analyzers, but again for different motivation reasons. As stated, the eagle temperament is analyzing people looking for faults because they think people are analyzing them looking for their faults. Differently, the ox temperament is analyzing to see who will develop a new relationship with them.

3 Additionally, the ox and eagle temperaments seem nearly identical in they both dislike change. Again, the motivation reasons are different because the eagle feels the change will be something else they will need to correct while the ox fears the change will upset people.

OX AND EAGLE TEMPERAMENTS ARE OBVIOUSLY DIFFERENT IN…

Some differences are obvious, and some differences are not as obvious. Again, motivations play a large part. For example, both have a great smile. Of the two, the ox temperament has the better smile because they have a very sincere smile. They desire to be with you. The eagle temperament is being polite and will want to fly back to the nest soon. The ox temperament is long-lasting.

Also, the ox temperament is better relaxing with you. There is uneasiness present with the eagle temperament because of their difficulty in communicating all their thoughts with others.

The ox temperament is also very comfortable one on one, where the eagle temperament is uncomfortable and sometimes awkward because of their difficulty communicating all their thoughts. Instead, the ox temperament enjoys listening.

Another noticeable difference is how these two temperaments respond to other people’s children. The ox temperament is better with other people’s children. Children enjoy being with a person with a primary ox temperament trait. The ox temperament will allow them to mess the house, scatter toys, and be noisy doing what children do. Those with a primary eagle temperament are not this way, especially with other people’s children. The eagle temperament will eventually view other’s children as intruders into their nest as they will with anyone other than family or very close friends. A person with a high eagle and ox temperament will be somewhat schizophrenic in the area of intruding people.

OUTWARDLY RECOGNIZED BY

The ox temperament trait (the “S” in the DISC acronym or Phlegmatic in Hippocrates’ study) is quickly and easily outwardly recognized by their pleasant and low‑key temperament. They are extremely easy and pleasant to be around.

In a comparison of scriptures, we learn a very interesting truth about the ox temperament. If you recall, in Ezekiel 1:10 (verse below) we have a list of the four faces. These four are the man, the lion, the ox, and the eagle. When we look at Ezekiel 10:14 (verse below) speaking about the same four creatures, we find the face of the ox transformed. Into what did the face transform? In Ezekiel 10:14 the face of the ox had transformed into the face of a cherub. The point is this temperament is an angelic temperament. Those with a primary ox temperament trait are the sweetest and gentlest of all the temperaments. They are like angels. Children with the ox temperament are the ones we hear called “little angels.”

Here are the verses from Ezekiel referenced above.

Ezekiel 1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an OX on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
Ezekiel 10:14 And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a CHERUB, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

Temperament – Ox Temperament

Temperament - Ox Temperament

Temperament – Ox Temperament

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