1. Pleasure-Displeasure (generalized emotional predisposition towards positive vs. negative affective states),2. Arousability (amplitude of arousal and delay in habituation of arousal in response to complex, changing, and unusual stimuli),3. Dominance-Submissiveness (generalized emotional predisposition toward feeling in control of one's relationships and life circumstances vs. feeling controlled and influenced by others and external events). (Blum and Mehrabian, page 1999, page 94).
+P and –P (for pleasant and unpleasant temperament),+A and –A (for arousable and unarousable temperament)+D and –D (for dominant and submissive temperament
Exuberant (+P+A+D) versus Bored (-P-A-D)Dependent (+P+A-D) versus Disdainful (-P-A+D)Relaxed (+P-A+D) versus Anxious (-P+A-D)Docile (+P-A-D) versus Hostile (-P+A+D)
Exuberant (+P+A+D) –extroverted, arousal or change seekerBored (-P-A-D) –schizoid, depressedDependent (+P+A-D) –succorantDisdainful (-P-A+D) –psychopathicRelaxed (+P-A+D) –achiever, conscientiousAnxious (-P+A-D) –neurotic, shyDocile (+P-A-D)Hostile (-P+A+D) –aggressive, violent, paranoid (Blum and Mehrabian, 1999, page 94-95)
HA- high in Harm Avoidance, which reflects cautious, fearful, pessimistic, and shy;NS- high in Novelty Seeking, which reflects quick tempered, curious, and exploration;RD- high in Reward Dependence, which reflects tender-hearted, warm, sensitive, and sociable;P- high in Persistence, which reflects industrious, persistent and stable despite frustration.