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Control: Supine Phlegmatic  

Control  is the need to establish and maintain a satisfactory relationship with people in respect to control and power.  Control asks two questions:

  1. How many people do I want to control?
  2. How many people will I allow to control me?

General description of people who are Supine Phlegmatic in Control:

  1. Is independent and self-motivated but appears to be dependent.
  2. Wants no control over the lives and behaviors of others and will accept only a moderate amount of control over his/her life and behaviors.
  3. Seldom takes on responsibility for others or makes decisions for others.
  4. Requires associates and deep relationships to reassure him/her that he/she is not making a mistake and not making a fool of himself/herself.
  5. Uses a "dry"(sometimes witty, often sarcastic)  and "biting" sense of humor to maintain his/her independence (to get people to back off from attempting to control him/her.)

Supine Phlegmatic in Control:
Potential strengths which should be encouraged, used and developed:

  1. Moderately good leader but lacks self confidence.
  2. Very democratic -- expects others to work as hard as he/she does and to carry their end of the load.

Supine Phlegmatic in Control:
Potential weaknesses which should be noted and dealt with:

  1. Because of a low energy reserve, he/she lacks the ability to go against popular opinion and make a stand against injustice
  2. 2. Extremely stubborn to change -- stubbornly refuses to move or change when asked to carry more than what he/she believes to be his/her fair share, will also stubbornly refuse to take on responsibilities or make decisions that are not his/hers to make

To go to the Aspect of Inclusion

To go to the Aspect of Control

To go to the Aspect of Affection

For more information about the temperament, visit Temperaments.Info