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Inclusion:  Supine

Inclusion is the need to establish and maintain a satisfactory relationship with people in the area of surface relationships, association and socialization (parties, social gatherings, and people who come in and out of our lives every day). 

Inclusion asks two questions:

  1. How many people do I approach for socializing?
  2. How many people do I want to approach me for socializing?

General description of people who are Supine in Inclusion:

  1. Is an extrovert although he/she appears to be an introvert
  2. Approaches very few people for association and socialization, but wants to be approached by others for association and socialization
  3. Has indirect behavior -- looks like someone who doesn't want to socialize, when in fact he/she wants very much to socialize and is waiting for someone to initiate
  4. Is slow-paced -- works at a steady, slow pace and tends to lose momentum as the day progresses, requires a change of environment in order to "recharge" his/her energy
  5. Responds to both the threat of punishment and the promise of reward -- will change his/her actions in order to gain recognition and approval or  to avoid negative consequences
  6. Highly responsive to emotional rewards such as recognition and acceptance  -- also highly responsive to emotional punishments such as guilt, rejection and loss of recognition
  7. Suffers a great deal of anxiety if forced to be away from people often or for long periods of time

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

  1. Is relationship-oriented -- relates well to people and can perform tasks very well as a means of establishing and maintaining relationships
  2. High intellectual capacities -- a thinker

Supine in Inclusion:
Potential weaknesses which should be considered and dealt with:

  1. Appears to be cold and withdrawn when in reality he/she is not -- it is simply a defense against the fear of rejection
  2. Becomes angry if not recognized for services performed
  3. Has strong fear of rejection -- when he/she feels rejected, insulted or offended, his/her anger is internalized, causing it to remain unresolved. This anger is referred to as "hurt feelings."
  4. Has low self esteem and constantly searches the environment for messages to reaffirm that he/she is not a valuable person
  5. May be moody -- mood swings respond to the environment: a change of environment will change his/her mood

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