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The 4 Elements: All Character Traits & Properties

The 4 Elements: All Character Traits & Properties

What is the meaning of the four elements: air, fire, earth and water? What are the character traits and characteristics of these four elements? You can find this theory in this article. Read along…

Characteristics of the element Air

  • Air people give us options. They say, “You know, there is another way, another option.”
  • Air people are teachers.
  • They love information. They always take notes (but never read them. They take them!). Nothing is internalized with air people.
  • They invent new things! Silicon Valley is full of air people. Without them, we were still in the Middle Ages.
  • They help our consciousness develop.
  • They buy all the books but don’t read them.
  • They don’t silence their phones because they don’t want to miss anything.
  • They are messengers: they are going to get the information first and then they are going to give the information.

Characteristics of 4 elements

More keywords for air people:

  • Knowledge.
  • Non judgmental.
  • Flexible.
  • Analysis.
  • Continue to ask questions (and what else?).

Characteristics of the element Fire

  • Fire people do something to make things change.
  • They want Action! ‘Get moving! Just do it! Don’t just sit there! ‘ (That doesn’t go very well with Earth people. They’ll say, “What do you mean …”)
  • They are the catalyst.

4 element properties

More keywords for fire people:

  • Confront.
  • Mirror.
  • Motivating.
  • Inspire.
  • With yourself.

Characteristics of the element Earth

  • Earth people calm us.
  • If you find something exciting, they are always the ones to say, “Sit down.”
  • Grounding is: getting your energy low. Energy is where your attention is.

4 elements of character traits

More keywords for Earth people:

Characteristics of the element Water

  • A water person opens your heart.
  • A water person teaches you compassion and says, “I hear you, I feel your pain, I care about you. How can I help?’
  • They are very sensitive: they feel everything .
  • They mirror you. Their lips even move with you when you talk to them.
  • They don’t say, “Sit down.” But they say, “Sit on my lap, I’m going to comfort you.”
  • They always cry: when they are happy, when they are sad, at music, at movies, at the buffet! They are therefore always ready for others with Kleenex.

Characteristics of 4 elements

More keywords for water people:

These were all the characteristics of the four elements in outline

Have fun recognizing these elements in your daily life with the people you interact with!

About The Author


Hello! Thanks for reading these articles. My intention is to make happiness as simple and clear as posssible. By the way, excuse my English. I am not a native English speaker since I live in Amsterdam. Much appreciated if you use the comments to make suggestions on my grammar. See ya in another blogpost!