Though not necessarily cheerful or lighthearted, the satisfied individual rarely experiences loneliness, sadness, and hopelessness. They have a sense of confidence and trust that propels them through any circumstance.
Because satisfied people are not easily dejected or discouraged, they are able to use their emotional reserves to support their partner. This does not, however, imply that they are steady sources of support, but rather that they have the emotional capacity to develop that ability.
This is particularly true for people who are also high scorers in tendermindedness and agreeableness.
Where others may be intimidated or disheartened from having to work in less than ideal circumstances, those high in satisfaction are better equipped to deal with them. They can handle situations like working with a bad boss or having to work late better than most. This ability to cope also allows for them to be more amenable to criticism.