Supine Temperament Traits
common in persons who are inclusion, control and affection;
Expresses themself as an introvert
Responds as an extravert
Desires to serve, with a gentle spirit
Tends to be victimized
Fear of rejection
Tends to habour anger
Weak-Willed With Open Dependence
Emotionally open in a safe environment
Inability to initiate love
Requires constant reassurance
Needs: to look humble, to serve a greater purpose, to be accepted, to protect weaknesses.
Wants: recognition for service, opportunities to serve, to contribute to a higher calling, to be
Positives: caring, giving, gentle, dependable, loyal
Negatives: insecure, manipulative, weak willed, indecisive, harbors ill will
Supine In Inclusion
The Supine in Inclusion is a temperament that has many interests and cares, but little ability or need to
express their needs. One Supine we know remarked that to be a Supine "felt like having tape over his
mouth." He often has a wish or desire, but is unable or unwilling to express himself. Supine In Inclusion
people often wish that others could "read their minds."
Others may have ever observed that you are too sensitive or easily offended. Slow-paced and diligent,
Supines are not indifferent or uncaring about life. Quite the opposite, they may have strong feelings but
simply be unwilling to express themselves.
Supines have a view of the world that makes them consider others to be superior to themselves. They
frequently employ themselves in positions that permit them to be servants to others. The will dutifully
work to please others, who they see as better than themselves. Mother Theresa is probably the best
example of a true Supine.
Supine does not express much need for social contact, but the need for social contact for the Supine is
very great! They look like they do not want, but the fact is they want very much! They have a great
need for social relationships. They effective hide their needs and expect you to read their mind. And if
you fail to correctly read their mind, they will be "hurt!"
You like being with people, within reason
You like people to be real
You find it embarrassing when paid a compliment
You are kindhearted
You prefer to be invited rather than to invite
Your feelings are easily offended
Supine in Control
The area of Control deals with decision making, willingness to take on responsibility, and the need for
independence. A Supine in Control will always be inclined to seek out others advice when trying to
make a decision. Supines feel very inadequate and consider themselves incapable of making a good
decision on their own. They make seek out the counsel of several, and become quite confused if they
receive differing opinions. They have such an intense need to serve others, they often become "natural
Supine in Control individuals like to be involved in the decision making process, and will be offended if
left out, but they do not want to make the final decisions or assume the responsibility for them.
A supine in Control is also like to be an the type of person who harbors a great deal of anger and
resentment. They are often excluded from the decision-making process, which they perceive as
rejection. They also see that they live in an environment that wants them to be responsible for their
lives, but they don't feel confident enough to actually do so.
Other temperament types may view the Supine as a dominating individual. By all outward appearances
they are. But the real truth is that they are manipulating others into taking care of them, and do no
want the responsibility of actual decision making.
Life is not easy for the Supine in Control. As youngsters, they’re often tormented and abused by other
children. They are typically slow to fight back. Instead they tend to internalize their anger and hurt,
actually believing they deserve the treatment they receive.
You like to be organized
You wish people would read your mind
Sometimes you find it hard to speak your mind
You sometimes take on more than you can do
Supine in Affection
The area of Affection refers to the need for close, deep, personal relationships.
Because of their inability or unwillingness to express their needs, most Supines in Affection fail to get
their needs met. While they appear reserved and cool, the fact is they are truly in need of a lot of close,
personal affection, love, and attention. Since they find it nearly impossible to actually express
themselves, they simply cannot get their needs communicated. The image of a prisoner bound and
gagged is not far from the truth of being a Supine in Affection.
However, if a Supine In Affection actually feels safe in a close, personal relationship, they can respond
and return expressions of caring. They can become intensely loyal, producing absolute, complete
faithfulness. No temperament is more prone to this kind of intense loyalty.
You may be emotional, crying easily
You experience deep affection but find it hard to initiate
You want honesty in close relationships
You sense you need attention, but find it difficult to talk about