# What are The 3 Axes?

##### 3 Axes? What are 3 Axes doing in a 4 Temperament system?

Ok, let's explain this using some shapes. As you guys (hopefully) know, a tetrahedron has 4 side and 6 edges. Think of each of those side as one of the temperaments and each pair of opposite edges as an axe. You got that? Okay, let move on to a short explanation of each axe.

##### Fast-Paced vs Slow-Paced:

This axe describes the pace that each temperament approaches life at.

##### Optimistic vs Pessimistic

This axe describes whether each temperament is more optimistic or pessimistic

##### Idealistic vs Realistic

This axe describes if each temperament has an idealistic or realistic view of the world.

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