The supine temperament was discovered in 1994 by NCCA founders Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno. While analyzing the various temperaments, they discovered there was an area where things just did not match up to the ages old idea of four temperaments. By defining this temperament, they improved the usability of the concept, and improved the accuracy of their analysis considerably.
Supines see others as valuable and themselves as worthless. Supines have the same need for love, affection and approval as Sanguines, but they can’t or won’t express that need. In expression they behave like a Melancholy who really doesn’t need that much. Because of their indirect behavior, and their expectation that others can read their mind, they are often frustrated when their needs for inclusion, control and affection aren’t met. When they are accepted, included, encouraged, loved and their contribution is recognized, they become more dependable, loyal and responsible than any other temperament. When their needs for recognition are not met, they become powerless, deflated, unmotivated, depresssed and hurt.
Supine people like to serve in situations where there is a balance between human contact and tasks but not too much responsibility for making hard choices.
People with a Supine temperament have many characteristics that make them excellent candidates for a number of professions.
- Police Officer
- Social Worker
- Massage Therapist
- Nurses Aide
- Physical Therapist
Supine employees will typically value praise and recognition over financial rewards.
While not every calling is exclusive to any single temperament, some ministry jobs are better suited to those with certain temperaments. If you are blessed to be a Supine, you have the heart of a true servant. Some of the functions likely to well suit you include:
- Child Care