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Trinity Christian Counseling Academy






A Creation Therapist, also known as a Certified Temperament Counselor, is a person certified by the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) in a therapeutic method called Creation Therapy. Creation Therapy, also referred to as Temperament Therapy, is a scientifically, spiritually, and biblically-based approach to behavior change.  It is a therapeutic method that was researched and developed by the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA).  Temperament Analysis targets the source of problems by identifying temperament needs to help individuals find balance and relieve inner stress. 

It helps us understand ourselves
It helps us get to know who God is, how He created us, and how we can relate to Him
It helps us better relate to those around us

Just as potted houseplants typically come with a care label that provides instructions to tell us how much shade, sunlight, and water the plant needs to flourish and grow, similarly, a Temperament Analysis provides insight into the individual "care instructions" or temperament needs that must be met for each person to flourish and grow emotionally and spiritually. 

Temperament Therapy

Our Inborn temperament is placed within us by God while we are in our mother's womb. This temperament will remain with us throughout our lives. How do we ( or do not) express this temperament can be affected by the following:

  • Our upbringing (how we were raised as children)

  • Our social environment

  • Our education and training

  • By the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives

Temperament determines how we interact with our environment and the people around us. Temperament also determines our perception and understanding of ourselves and of the people who love us.



The thinker.  The genius-prone individual who is quiet and prefers to be alone.  Able to socialize, but needs quiet time.  Tends to be a perfectionist and does everything well.

Their greatest need is for ENCOURAGEMENT.


An aggressive, task-oriented individual who is people-friendly.  Their main objective is to get the job done.

Their greatest need is for RECOGNITION.


A very people-oriented person.  Very upbeat, optimistic, talkative and active.  They do not like being alone or isolated.

Their greatest need is for ATTENTION.


The servant of all temperaments.  Gentle and humble-spirited.  They will do anything for anyone.  They are both people and task-oriented.

Their greatest need is for APPROVAL.


The diplomat.  An easy-going, peace at all costs, witty and hard to get moving person.  Very detailed and can work at tedious jobs for long periods of time without getting bored.

Their greatest need is to be INSPIRED.

Sometimes a Mask

Sometimes a person can learn or select behavior that is very different from their inborn temperament. This mask hides the true temperament. As a result, this person's temperament needs are not met, and he/she feels stress and conflict.

Our Conflicts...

Every person is unique and has different temperament needs. When we attempt to get these needs met apart from our relationship with God, we have conflict in our lives. These conflicts are caused by:

  • Trying to get our needs met apart from God's plan for our lives.

  • NOT getting certain needs met because we are spending all our energy meeting some needs while ignoring others.

  • Reacting in a negative (angry, frustrated) way to unmet temperament needs.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Every temperament has strengths and weaknesses. Through testing using a Temperament Profile Report, it will show a description of your temperament and will include strengths and weaknesses which are usually demonstrated in someone who has your temperament profile. This does not mean that you personally show these strengths and weaknesses in your individual, unique life. It does show you with the report interpretation some of the strengths that can be encouraged as well as some areas of weaknesses that you can be aware of.

**Only a trained and Certified Temperament Counselor can correctly interpret the scores on a Temperament Profile Report.**