TEMPER By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. 1. a reflection of irritation or rage. 2. a propensity to be angered rapidly. 3. a character trait, mood, or disposition. TEMPER: "Everyone says John has a very short temper." Related Psychology Terms CORRESPONDENCE TOUGH-MINDEDNESS PARANOIAC CHARACTER TENDER-MINDEDNESS TRAIT ANXIETY PERSONALISM TRAIT-NEGATIVITY BIAS ANIMAL 1 CARDINAL TRAIT SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TEMPER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/temper/ (accessed September 23, 2021).