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How does your natural temperament influence you in deciding which games you like to play or purchase? Do those of like or different temperament types have similar or disimilar tastes? This might be of some interest to game designers, but it might also be helpful to those who, like myself, examine other users' ratings and comments to decide what games might be of interest.

First, what temperament types(s) are you? Going back to the ancient Greeks, four major temperament types have been identified: two of them are extrovert and two introvert. The four categories with their abbreviations are: Choleric (Chlor) and Sanguine (San) - extroverts; Melancholy (Mel) and Phelgmatic (Phleg) - introverts. Most people, in addition to their primary temperament type, have a secondary temperament. For example, an extrovert might find himself/herself identifying with both the Choleric and Phlegmatic traits, making him a Chlor/Phleg. Let's begin by identifying what temperament type you are, then have you rate some random games to compile some statistics:

Choleric - Practical, leader, ananlytical, aggressive, critical, decisive
Sanguine - People-person, humorous, optimistic, sociable, undisciplined, transparent
Melancholy - Artistic, introspective, perfectionist, negative, sacrificing, commitment
Phlegmatic - Calm, consistent, friendly, patient, predictable, competent

Next, from the following list of top 100 games in multiples of five, including number one, give your designation of the temperament type(s) that you belong to, along with your personal ratings or comments of these games.
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1. Board Game: Puerto Rico [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:16]
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For example, I am a Mel/Phleg. I have rated this game a 9, as it has a great theme and allows for many different avenues of victory. I have yet to win, though, after five plays.
 
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2. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:57]
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This is on my wish list. I have not yet played this game.
 
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3. Board Game: War of the Ring (First Edition) [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:84]
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This game initially got a 10 for great thematic elements, and now is a 9. Playtested the expansion for countless hours, and enjoyed every minute. Love this game.
 
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4. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:120]
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Played one time and own this game. Rate an 8.5, and look forward to playing this again. I like the planning ahead for movement of goods.
 
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5. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:294] [Average Rating:7.21 Unranked]
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One of the first games I purchased of euro-games. Down now to a seven, and losing interest fast. The dice rolling can be frustrating, though I don't mind a little dice action.
 
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6. Board Game: YINSH [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:144] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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Top of my wish-list. I will be getting this soon.
 
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7. Board Game: Struggle of Empires [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:360]
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Probably will not get this, as it takes too long to play out and my immediate group of players prefer shorter games. Would play it with others who don't mind the length.
 
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8. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:132] [Average Rating:7.45 Unranked]
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I like this game, and have rated it an 8, mostly because my wife likes it. It is fun, but not a favorite of mine, simply because it is a little too limited in decisions. Kids like it too.
 
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9. Board Game: Taj Mahal [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:326]
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High on my wish-list due to reviews I have read. Have never played.
 
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10. Board Game: Maharaja: The Game of Palace Building in India [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:540]
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I own this game, but have not played it. Look forward to playing.
 
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11. Board Game: Crokinole [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:76]
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I have not played this game. Seen several glowing reviews.
 
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12. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 2: Intensity [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
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#60??? I own this game, and wanted to almost immediately trade it and Worldspanner, which I bought together with Intensity. I rate it a 6.5, but that's mostly for originality. There is too much transporting around of characters to establish a 'plan.'
 
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13. Board Game: The El Grande Expansions [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked]
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Again, would love to own the base game, but have never played.
 
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14. Board Game: Gung Ho!: ASL Module 9 [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.09 Unranked]
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I don't have much interest in any ASL products, but might bear through the rules and game if pressed. Won't own.
 
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15. Board Game: Tichu [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:127]
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Don't own, but will eventually. Read good reviews of this card game constantly from others.
 
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16. Board Game: Blokus [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:548]
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Never played. At first I thought I would not own this, as it is completely abstract and the bright plastic makes it look like a kids game. Your reviews have almost changed my mind to get this, though.
 
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17. Board Game: 1830: Railways & Robber Barons [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:176] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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Again, don't own this one. We like train games, and should own this since we sit through 4-5 hour Rail Baron games. I know this would be better. The train theme sales this for me.
 
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18. Board Game: Web of Power [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:550]
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#90. The reason I just purchased China is because of the good reviews WoP has gotten. If I like China (haven't played), I may get this also.
 
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19. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:343]
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Again, like Blokus, am not excited about the appearance. But once again, keep reading good reviews. May think about it if I get Blokus and like it (meaning the way the pieces look doesn't matter).
 
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20. Board Game: Santiago [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:561]
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#100. I have been thinking about this, and it is on my wish list. Probably will eventually purchase.
 
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21. Board Game: Banzai [Average Rating:8.18 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.18 Unranked]
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Accidentally skipped #45. Though this is a top 50 game, the title and theme doesn't interest me. Must be good, and would probably play it with someone else, then get it if I liked it.
 
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