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By Chloe Langr, EpicPew, March 5, 2019

Chloe Langr is a very short stay-at-home-wife, whose growth has probably been stunted by the inhumane amounts of coffee she regularly consumes. When she is not buried in a growing stack of book that she brings home from the book store she works at, she can be found spending time with her husband, geeking out over Theology of the Body, or podcasting. You can find more about her on her blog “Old Fashioned Girl.”

Lent is right around the corner. Want to give up something more than soda or sugar this year? Knowing your temperament can help you sacrifice something meaningful!

You may know your temperament (if you don’t, take this quiz), defined by Hippocrates hundreds of years before the birth of Christ. Melancholic, choleric, sanguine, or phlegmatic, your personality type can reveal a brand new approach to Lent.

Here’s what you should give up this year based on your temperament:

Melancholic: Give up perfectionism

“It’s said that a melancholic so longs for heaven that he can never be happy with less than perfection here on earth,” Art and Laraine Bennett write in their book The Temperament God Gave You. If you’re a melancholic, you may find yourself desiring perfection, and fearing disgrace.

This Lent, work on giving up perfectionism. Remember that even though people may be drawn to you because of your strengths, they are inspired by your story, which includes broken, messy parts.

But giving up perfectionism can seem like a large (impossible!) task. What does it look like practically? Here are few ideas: …

Read more here: https://epicpew.com/lent-temperament-sacrifice/