Ben Graham sometimes lacks energy. He is fairly apathetic and passive, preferring sluggishness to movement and leniency to initiative.
Ben has a great deal of sang-froid. His inner calm and stolidity predispose him to tasks which require self-control and perseverance. He does not readily display his emotions, even in the most hair-raising situations.
Ben Graham defines himself in terms of his subjective perceptions of reality. He is often the center of his own interests and has little regard for outer reality if it does not awaken an echo within him. As a result, his behavior tends to be withdrawn and introspective.
Ben Graham has a phlegmatic personality. His responses to various outer stimuli are sometimes postponed or delayed. He is fairly slow to initiate an activity, if not laboriously so, but once he begins, he is steady and determined.
Ben Graham has the ability to concentrate and focus his attention on a single object intensely and exclusively. He may become a specialist in his field.
Ben Graham's objectivity in perception and behavior could, in the best of cases, lead to generosity and altruism.
Ben Graham has a fierce individualism will promote independent and original behavior. He tends to lack team spirit. On the contrary, he needs to feel free and untrammeled by others to be really effective.
Ben Graham is motivated by a thirst for power which gives him a certain authority. He has a feeling he is leadership material. However, he might be tempted to infringe on other people's freedom and get involved in troublesome power struggles.
Ben Graham is objective about himself and able to recognize both his strengths and his weaknesses.
Ben Graham might sometimes find himself in a negative frame of mind. Undermined by his fears and his craving for security, he might struggle to see the sunny side of life.
Ben Graham is chiefly interested in tangible facts and realistic details. A pragmatic personality, he never loses sight of the utilitarian or practical aspects of things.
Ben Graham's mind is quite nimble. He may adopt a rigid, methodical approach when necessary or switch to a more flexible, free attitude that expresses his spontaneity.
Ben Graham's thought processes are usually clear, orderly, and linear; his reasoning obeys the dictates of deductive or discursive logic and relates to explicit goals.
Ben Graham's mind is especially perceptive of details. To arrive at a global perception, a vision of the whole, he proceeds gradually, piece by piece, aspect after aspect, in a fairly linear fashion.
Ben Graham has an inclination to be scattered. He is not especially eager to sort things out or arrange them. He likes to be surrounded by his chaos and usually manages to pluck out what he needs.
Ben Graham's behavior usually obeys his momentary whims, and he allows himself to be inspired by his imaginations. His openness and spontaneity give him the scope to be skillful, ingenious, or shrewd, rising to whatever the immediate circumstances require.