The Sanguine Temperament – Highly Extroverted

The Sanguine Temperament – Highly Extroverted

The Sanguine in Inclusion is a social extrovert who likes to be with people. They are the type of people who have their shoes at the door and are ready to go in a heartbeat. They approach many people for surface relationships and associations.

Sanguines in Inclusion are the easiest to identify when in a large group. They are the ones who are the center of attention, talk the loudest, tell the funniest jokes, and wear the brightest colors. Hippocrates identified the Sanguine by the color red, or “blood,” which fits them perfectly. They bring life and energy into a room by their very presence. Their cheerfulness and humor brighten everyone’s life. When it comes to social orientation, the Sanguine in Inclusion is rarely found alone, and if they must be alone, they are talking on the phone, reading a book or watching a TV show about people-anything that will give them the feeling that people are around and they are involved in other people’s lives. If they are in a situation where they are not able to be with people, they will find themselves feeling under stress.

When you need someone to inspire and affect people with their enthusiasm, you need to find a Sanguine in Inclusion. When you are moved to your knees by an evangelist, you are most likely watching a Sanguine in Inclusion. In the Bible, look at the vast number of people Peter led to Christ; he was probably a Sanguine in Inclusion. Most of the great evangelists we see on TV are more than likely Sanguines in Inclusion.

Sanguines are great people to be around. Their bright faces can lift even the loneliest of people. Of all the temperaments, the Sanguine in Inclusion is the easiest to be around socially.

The Sanguine in Inclusion is an optimistic type of person who believes life is an exciting, fun-filled experience that should be lived to the fullest. Inactivity causes them stress because the pace at which they like to live their lives is fast and furious. Most other temperaments get tired just watching them when they are in full swing.

The need to have money at all times is quite typical to the Sanguine in Inclusion. It is not the money itself that they need but what the money represents. As long as they have money in their pocket they can go places and do things with other people! The typical Sanguine in Inclusion loves sales, and they are especially vulnerable to things that are colorfully packaged. The Sanguine in Inclusion is the most impulsive of all the temperaments. They act and talk before they think through what will happen because of their actions. This is especially true when it comes to money. They will spend money without worrying where it comes from or for what it might be needed in the future.

The Sanguine in Inclusion excels in communication-oriented things, but they become impatient with task-oriented jobs. They do not relate well to tasks but love to relate to people. If they do take a task, it is done as quickly as possible so they can be with people again. They are the least disciplined and organized of all the temperaments. When relating to people, they are outgoing, enthusiastic, warm, compassionate, and seem to relate well to other people’s feelings, yet they can be rude and uncaring.They will walk away from you when you are in mid-sentence because they are simply not interested inwhat you have to say anymore, or they will be constantly searching with their eyes to find the next person with whom they will interact. The Sanguine in Inclusion is usually a person we would like to choose as a best friend. This is especially true of the more withdrawn and quiet temperaments. But the Sanguine in Inclusion is neither a faithful nor loyal friend. They do not want to be “burdened down” with commitments to surface relationships since they just want to have fun.

When an apology is in order, a typical Sanguine in Inclusion can apologize very quickly. At the timetheir apology is quite sincere, especially if their behavior causes pain for someone or if the behavior causesthem to lose acceptance. However, this apology is short-lived. Since the Sanguine in Inclusion lives asthough they have no past or future, they rarely learn from past mistakes or think about what will happen if those mistakes are repeated.

One of the curiosities of the Sanguine in Inclusion behavior is that they are prone to exaggerate. They exaggerate their emotions, illnesses, health, fun and achievements. They never recognize failures and will exaggerate to make themselves appear more successful than they are. As the exaggerations continue, they fail to recognize they are lying. To them, they are simply expressing their zest for life.

The two most pronounced behaviors are histrionic behavior and neurotic behavior. Histrionic behavior happens because the Sanguine in Inclusion needs to be the center of attention. Attention is reinforcing or rewarding to this person. So, in essence, when the attention is withheld, they are being punished. When they undertake good behavior and attention is withheld, to them they are being punished for good behavior. Therefore, they will undertake bad behavior such as screaming, pouting, crying, or temper tantrums, which usually draws immediate attention. Consistent with principles of reinforcement, they are thus being rewarded for bad behavior, so this behavior continues. Consequently, the more hysterical the behavior, the more reward or attention they receive. Therefore, the behavior continues and may escalate. This cycle will continue until it is broken by counseling, and the only way this counselingcan be effective is for the temperament needs to be understood and met by significant people in his/herenvironment.

The second destructive behavior for the Sanguine in Inclusion is neurotic behavior. In neurotic behavior, the needs are different. A person not only needs attention; they also need social approval and acceptance.No matter what this person does, if they do not receive approval, acceptance or attention they feel, in essence, they are being punished for good behavior. They try another route, resorting to bad behavior. Bad behavior starts by lying, cheating and stealing, etc. They receive attention and thus are being rewarded for bad behavior. The behavior continues to get worse and can even escalate to violence. Although attention continues, it is not the type of attention they seek. Primarily, this person wants approval and acceptancebut has no idea how to obtain it in the right way. What they are creating is the exact opposite of what they want. Their bad behavior is separating them from the approval and acceptance that they so desperately desire. Again, this cycle can only be broken by a caring, knowledgeable counselor who understands these needs and how they can be met.

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