WHAT ARE UNANI BIOTYPES?
Unani BioTypes are an ancient method of identification and categorization of the different types of Humans. They have been used to treat both physical and mental imbalances by doctors and healers throughout history. This information has long been shared amongst the Islamic Medicine community and is just now making its way into the western world and English language.
While Unani BioTypes use the same terminology as other temperaments, Unani BioTypes focuses more on biology in addition to personality whereas other temperaments focus on the personality without much regard to the biological elements and features that influence them.
HUMANS ARE 70% BIOLOGY AND 30% PERSONALITY
While modern psychology tends to look at a person as 100% personality, Unani BioTypes takes the biology behind behavior into account as well.
THE 4 UNANI BIOTYPES
Each BioType has a different way of ingesting and responding to the world around them which makes them predisposed to certain behaviors and changes the way they react to different environments and food.
Cholerics live in impulse and hide in anger. They are results driven and are predisposed to being leaders
Phlegmatics live in emotion and hide in sadness. They are relationship driven and are predisposed to being empaths.
Sanguines live in action and hide in excess. They are experience driven and are predisposed to being workers.
Melancholics live in intellect and hide in fear. They are information driven and are predisposed to being thinkers.
How To Identify The Different BioTypes
BioTypes can be identified based on a person’s physical features. Attributes like hand size, face shape, and where and how fat is carried on the body can give you clues as to what BioType someone is.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to identify BioTypes as well as their unique behaviors and temperaments you can sign up for our Intro To BioTypes Workshop or you can listen to the Workshops intro episode of our podcast here.