The red horse – Sanguine
“And there went out a horse that was red: and the attribute was given to him that sat thereon to be spontaneous, fun-loving and to have fun in life. But also given to him was the weakness of arrogance, impulse & constant need for approval.”
Sanguines more than anything just want to have fun. The sooner we accept this the sooner we can come to the realization that they will never grow up and get down to business.
While sanguines want to have fun in life and appear to have no serious requirements for happiness, underneath it all they have a deep craving for approval. Sanguines feed on compliments and criticism wounds them deeply. If a sanguine doesn’t have approval they will wilt in to uselessness. On the other hand given praise and encouragement the sanguine will go to extremes to please you, for they want to be loved. Everyone likes attention and approval, but for the sanguine it is an emotional need.
Sanguines are usually married to Melancholies who see no reason to give praise to something that’s not done properly in the first place and who feel constant criticism will provide positive motivation. While the Melancholy may have applauded the Sanguine’s humor before marriage, it soon wears thin and after a while the Melancholy wont even sit in the audience, let alone clap enthusiastically. Sanguines can always charm someone in to being their friend, and soon begin to wonder why the only person who doesn’t think he/she is cute is their mate. The combination of an outgoing personality and the need for attention makes the Sanguine the most vulnerable for temptation from the opposite sex.
Sanguines become depressed when they are deprived of fun and attention. When a Sanguine gets depressed, for example, because a check just bounced, contrary to logic they go out and treat everyone in sight.
They must be accepted by their friends and buying their way to popularity is one way of cheering themselves up while denying there is any problem. Besides buying things, treating everyone in sight and starting new ventures the sanguine also handles depression by overeating. Of course this ends in futility for the Sanguine loves clothes and gets additionally depressed when nothing seems to fit right anymore.
While a sanguine without a spotlight may become lonely and depressed, a change of scene or outlook will help them bounce back again.