(A coined word)
Definitions: (1) having the ability to bring a fresh point of view into a situation, the talent to breathe new life into <as a ballplayer who makes a great play and inspires his or her teammates to excel>; (2) marks the act of bringing something out into the open <as a grievance or a problem>; (3) describes the person who, when angry, frustrated, or immature, has the capacity to vent his or her negative energy in a positive direction <usually in the form of some physical or social activity; or by vocalizing with a friend or professional counselor>

Derivation: Latin, “the wind”
     Note: from ventilate: something circulating and refreshing air in a space <thus driving out staleness>

Familial Quality: stress hardy, spacious <room to move>

I always leave a window open. — Pope John XXIII [born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli] (1818-1963) [When asked how the “ventilious” ideas which he initiated in the Church came to him.]
• Where there is no ventilation, fresh air is declared unwholesome. — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright

Inspiration: The following is written in the style (personifying qualities) of Janet Ruth Gendler in The Book of Qualities {1984}.
     Ventilious entertains at children’s parties with ventriloquism, juggling, and clowning around. She creates wind sculptures and kites. She works as a volunteer for the Better Air Campaign.
     Ventilious is a much sought-after arbitrator. Her fresh point of view and sense of humor make her perfect for the job. If you feel cluttered and confused, she will be glad to introduce you to Clarity.
     She’s hoping to, someday, combine the just-right essences in a bouquet, the fragrance of which will clean the head and open the mind.

Observation: An artist will often describe their inspiration as arriving as if from a muse. When action is taken one is turning oneself into a window through which the inspiration can manifest.

• Venting, if directed toward the positive, helps to neutralize negative energy focusing the mind on possible solutions.
• Frustration is the result of feeling trapped. You may feel trapped by circumstances outside of your control, or you could be trapped because you have not developed the ability to deal with a situation in a creative and appropriate manner. If you hold in your frustration, you are susceptible to anger. Anger has only negative consequences; it will manifest as some physical or mental disease, often depression. If you vent with hatred, someone will get hurt.
• When you need to be ventilious, don’t hold back. Throw yourself into the activity with your whole heart. If you have to sneeze, sneeze all the way. Holding back just makes the pressure release somewhere else.