The sanguine approach is both a strength and a weakness, and it is not usually successful in places with majority non-sanguine populations. At best such N types become benign figureheads, or at worst they are torn apart and ridiculed by those more ruthless and unforgiving. Said approach can also end up shallow and mendacious; a warm and cynical concealment of personal traits or deeds far less appealing.
I venture that in modern world the sanguine approach has probably gained favor; the famous book 'How to Make Friends and Influence People' basically sets out that groundwork in detail, and it has been refined, reworked and rephrased many times since.
Such an attitude was uncommon and unworkable in say the Middle Ages, where violence and the need to appear strong in the face of threats underpinned interpersonal relations across the social strata. That is why we cannot reconcile the hospital visiting benevolence of Prince William, with the fierce, monastery raiding, militarist, six-time married Henry VIII - even though both are probably N types.
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