Bodhi Somerhalder’s psyche follows an introverted thrust. He attempts to embody and actualize his ideas and the archetypes he identifies with in his objective life.
Bodhi Somerhalder leads a life which is open to the outside world. His personal consciousness is forged by the heat of outer events. He is inclined to adopt the most objective viewpoint possible to be pragmatic and perhaps even materialistic.
Bodhi Somerhalder tends to keep his individual identity intact while contributing to important social causes or collective ideals, according to his own individual direction. He is likely to resist any project he will be unable to lead himself, according to his own individual direction, but becomes personally involved in social affairs through the activity of knowing himself.
Bodhi Somerhalder needs to assert his originality. He is individualistic and independent and lives life according to his own rules. People and things matter to him only insofar as they relate to him, and he ignores or disregards any annoyances he may encounter. His passions are lively and ardent, and he truly loves to give. He is endowed with great authenticity and can be quite generous, as long as he is aware that others admire him.
You work harder than others to understand other people’s feelings. But this seeming lack of empathy and compassion for others simply mirrors your own difficulty in understanding your own feelings and emotional needs. You are not insensitive, but you are baffled by your own emotions. You see the emotional world as a foreign terrain, perhaps fraught with hidden dangers. Becoming familiar with it would present more drawbacks than advantages. As a result, you may appear to be hard or aloof. You might struggle to establish a rewarding relationship, as you seek special individuals to bond with. If you were able to accept and understand your own emotions, you would have an easier time grappling with other people’s feelings. You have a strong desire for emotional independence, and might have trouble seeing other people’s emotional needs. You might even be the first to deny that such needs are real. As a result, your dependency on others is unconscious. Because it is seen as such a threat, it is repressed. Actually, although you offer conscious resistance to anyone who tries to lure you out of your emotional bubble, you are always making timid, half-conscious forays into the world of feelings, because your loneliness and fear are so unbearable.