Archive for the ‘Personality Stories – Sanguine’ Category

Gracious Girlfriends, Part 1 – Sanguine

Using personalities as a tool removes a lot of negative vibes in relationships because they helps us understand each other. This is very true when it comes to girlfriends. I’ve had friendships come and go over the years, but after becoming familiar with personalities, I feel that my more recent relationships are healthier. Today we are going to look at the sanguine girlfriend.

Sanguine Traits

Sanguine girls/women are bright and lively in just about everything they do. Popular is a word often used to describe these energetic people. Popularity comes naturally for personalities who love people, make friends easily, tell wonderful stories and jokes, and are great conversationalists. If you have spent any time with a sanguine then you know they are warm, engaging, charming, and make the world a happy place. They are great fun if they don’t wear you out with their high-energy and talkative tendencies. (more…)

Posted by on June 23rd, 2012 5 Comments

Understanding the Sanguine/Melancholy Couple

Have you ever wondered what an enthusiastic, fun-loving girl sees in a quiet, meticulous man? Or what how a neat and tidy person tolerates someone who leaves total disarray in their wake? Understanding personalities sheds light on these often perplexing realities.

Why are so many people drawn to their exact opposite? Do you remember that famous line in the Tom Cruise movie, Jerry McGuire . . . “you complete me”? That is so true – we tend to be attracted to our opposites because they have what we don’t. The sanguine/melancholy couple is a great example of that premise. (more…)

Posted by on June 12th, 2012 11 Comments

Matching People Personalities with the Right Stuffy!

I hope you enjoy my first EVER vlog (video blog). I’ve been wanting to present “stuffy” personalities for a long time, but it seemed to me that just writing such a post would not do the subject justice. SO . . . when I recently learned the steps of making a vlog, I knew the time was right for this long awaited topic.

As with most things there is room for improvement, and since I haven’t mastered the art of editing (actually, I have NO clue how to edit and I don’t really want to learn right now) there is ONE place I ask you to watch for so you are not confused. After I describe the SANGUINE stuffy, I move to the CHOLERIC. I accidentally use the term “sanguine” in two places when I meant to say “choleric”. Just be on the lookout and that won’t trip you up. And, I promise that after a long enough time of procrastinating (a personality trait in phlegmatic people like me) I will learn how to fix such boo-boos.


©2012 Shona Neff

Posted by on June 8th, 2012 No Comments

Personalities and Prince Charming

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but June is the month for weddings.

Personalities play a big part in the world of nuptials and, believe it or not, we tend to marry our opposite. We fall in love with all the strengths of our beloveds, but after the honeymoon we often discover we married their weaknesses. Personalities are a tool that help us understand the person we marry and today we are going to look at the different princes through the lens of personalities.

Prince Sanguine . . . the True Charmer

The sanguine hubby tends to be spontaneous, creative, and fun. This is evident in everyday life and life in the bedroom (or possibly other fun and funky locations.) They love whimsical activities and games and often have as many words as women that they need to speak in a given day. That’s why the sanguine personality is known as the talker. The sanguine prince uses all these traits to be truly charming. (more…)

Posted by on June 3rd, 2012 2 Comments

Workplace Personalities, Part 1 – Can Work Be Fun?

The sanguine personality is all about fun. They are all about people. And . . . they love to talk. So, it makes sense that they would thrive in an environment that includes those elements. Sanguine people prove that work can be fun!


Harvey MacKay said, “Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” This works for the sanguine person if they follow the fun. This sometimes confuses people because you never know what a sanguine is going to consider fun. For example, my youngest son is sanguine and is going to school to become a mechanical engineer. That is a job usually sought after by a melancholy. But . . . my son has always wanted to blow things up and (more…)

Posted by on May 17th, 2012 5 Comments

True That! – The Happy Sanguine

Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.

No people displays this better than the sanguine personalities of the world. The world giggles because of these people. They are the bright spot in many a bland day.

I remember a time I was scolding my young sanguine son. I was bent over looking him eye-to-eye and my finger was a waggin’ with discipline. Then it happened. He started crossing his eyes and waggin’ his head slowly back and forth. What could I do but giggle as a smile crossed my face. Typical sanguine . . . putting a fun spin on a no-so-fun situation.

Take time to give a hug or a high-five to a sanguine today. Sometimes their sunny disposition can be a little too much, but enjoy them for who they are. The world needs these people to us see the world as a happy place. They are wired that way.

©2012 Shona Neff

Posted by on May 9th, 2012 No Comments

Preschool Personalities, Part 1 – Sanguine, What Planet??

Have you ever wondered what planet a child in your family or sphere of influence was from? I’ll admit it, I did. For years I wondered where in the universe my youngest son came from. He had such different traits from his father, his brother, and me. When I started studying personalities I saw him for who he was . . . he was a little exuberant sanguine.

Did you know it is possible to identify a child’s personality as early as when they are in diapers? Seriously, it’s true! I would not have believed it had I not seen it. The best part of determining a child’s personality is the ability to start early in life meeting that individuals’ emotional needs and bringing out the best of who they naturally are. (more…)

Posted by on April 3rd, 2012 4 Comments

Four Personalities, One Assumption to Live By – Part 1 Sanguine

I’m not sure if my “wisdom” in this area comes more from age, observation, and experience, or my study of personalities. Either way, both contributed to the musing I’m recording in black and white today. If you are having a fragile day emotionally, you may not want to go any further because this post is not full of fun revelations. Don’t get me wrong . . .  they are good, but most of the time, self-improvement is not easy on the ego for those who choose to engage it. But, if you are up for a challenge, I encourage you to read on.

The one assumption that I believe that all four personalities can live by is this:

Don’t assume everyone is interested in what you have to say. (more…)

Posted by on January 8th, 2012 7 Comments

2012: Resolution Solutions – Part 2

In part one of Resolution Solutions we looked at strategies to help choleric and melancholy personalities approach self improvement for 2012. In part two I’ll provide helpful hints for the laid-back phlegmatic and the easily distracted sanguine.

Encouragement for the Laid Back and Easily Distracted

If you are either the phlegmatic or sanguine resolutions makers, I feel your pain. Being a blend of BOTH these non-task oriented personalities, resolutions used to make me break out in a cold sweat. A sweat from the fount of failure! (more…)

Posted by on December 31st, 2011 3 Comments

Personalities and Thanksgiving Potluck

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner. It seems appropriate to explore each personality and the way they approach big, potluck gatherings. If your house is anything like mine, you never know what personalities will show up.

Many families choose a buffet-style, pot-luck meal that accommodates the large number of people that gather in one place. This is a great idea and works well. However, keep the different personalities in mind. Celebrations with lots of people are a lot like the annual migrations of the wildebeest: full of adventures.


Posted by on November 20th, 2011 2 Comments