Sepias are exhausted. They are run down and achy and worn out
with caring for those around them. Completely compromised in their domestic situation, they tend to lash out at those they resent for burdening them. Over time they become completely indifferent to their loved ones (and sometimes this remedy manifests itself in those who pour all of their efforts into their business life and have no time for their families). Sepias perceives those closest to them as the greatest threat and feel them to be in conflict with their self expression. Yet there is little attempt to find resolution: despite the growing resentment and occasional outburts, Sepias stay confined to the household out of a sense of duty and obligation. It is
ultimately this sense of duty, rather than their families, that binds them. Although they resent the burden of responsibility that falls on their shoulders, they equally resent offers of assistance, fearing that they will somehow be indebted to those who step up to help them. They hate the fact that they need help and will actually add to their own workload by helping others! Despite this seeming gesture of genorosity, however, even when helping others, Sepias remain self absorbed, dwelling in self-pity that they perpetuate with their refusal to admit defeat. They have a very hands-off approach to child-rearing and don’t want to interfere with their children’s autonomy. They are also quite matter of fact and direct, like hardened, overworked pioneers. In essence they revel in the fact that
they alone have the weight of the world on their shoulders and don’t try to change this; in fact they perpetuates this. From this vantage point, it’s easy to see how this phenotype is the result of stiffled creative and sexual energy. Unable to engage in any primary drives,
Sepias keep the DOR stagnating and, scared of their own capacity for rage, they perpetually bog theselves down.