If you have not heard about the four famous temperaments, now it is a good time to become familiar with them. The four famous temperaments are sanguine, melancholic, choleric and phlegmatic. Most people find themselves falling under at least one of these temperaments. An interesting fact about these four temperaments is that they originated by four bodily fluids describing the personality of a person.
As we continue to look at purity, we should not reduce this virtue to a temperament, just as a temperament will never be a virtue. It can only aid in the process of acquiring proper virtue. Again, the virtue of purity is not naturally given to us. Like all other virtues, coming to a full sense of purity takes time. It requires patience and understanding, and one must allow virtue to grow with the help of the temperaments.