Bryson Morris searches for stability; he wants to find a firm, unchanging structure for his life. But his efforts to achieve this ideal are often vain, because unconsciously, he is also inhabited by the opposite desire. Every time he reaches what he believes to be a good balance, he realizes he wants something entirely different. He would do well to become aware that the concepts of stability and balance are difficult to apply to life. By definition, life is movement, change, and perpetual instability.
You are sober and reserved and may even strike people as rigid and austere at times. Perhaps you were raised in an atmosphere of rigor and sobriety as a child, and, as a result, became an adult a little too fast. In any case, you quickly acquired a spirit of self-sufficiency and a strong sense of your personal dignity and worth. At work, you are skillful, meticulous, conscientious, and efficient, but your lack of self confidence and personal assurance hinder your decision-making skills. Although you would deserve a prominent executive position, you might refuse any that are offered due to your fear of being in the limelight. You are aware that early success is often short-lived and fragile and that time rewards those who are patient, which, in your case, is true. The psychological mechanisms described above are probably the result of a paternal complex. In childhood, your identity may have been too strongly attached to that of your father or a father figure, for one of the following reasons:- the bond with your father was too close,- your father was absent and/or idealized,- your father was too strict, etc.
In any case, this psychological particularity can act either as a handicap or as an opportunity for the individual to overcome yourself. It will result in two groups of opposite but complementary reactions which will rule your behavior all your life:- hypersensitivity or insensitivity- intense life wish or discomfort with life- obsession or renunciation- skepticism or fanaticism- asceticism or lust- jealousy or indifference- effort or laziness
The so-called “Saturnian” phases (at age 7, 14, 21, 28 or 29, and 35 years) will be transitional periods that give you an opportunity to resolve this complex in real life.
Morris, Bryson. “You.”
You have a lively and expansive inner life, with a fertile imagination that can generate many great ideas. However, your energy can sometimes be insufficient to follow through on your dreams, as you tend to live in osmosis with your environment. You usually understand phenomena and events intuitively, without having to make much effort, so you're not usually in the habit of disciplining or shaping your thoughts. Your personality is rather diffuse and unstructured, which can make it difficult for you to assert your individuality and make any personal contribution to society through your career. You may have some difficulty shutting out reality and dreaming impossible dreams, like your refusal to take responsibility and do your duty.
You are acutely aware of the void and the folly of existence. Sometimes you are disoriented and deconstructed by an unknowable, unconscious force, and you tend to ignore or disparage the superficial pleasures and pains of daily life. You prefer to dive into the depths of human experience as deeply as your intellectual, emotional, and spiritual capacities permit. Grappling with your “fundamental nature,” with the deepest and most primitive part of yourself, you are sometimes aghast at the discovery of the sheer power of your instincts and feel an imperious need to cope with them. This special consciousness you have been endowed with is somewhat beyond the bounds of conventional schools of human understanding and thought and may be a source of identity problems for you at the outset. It is not easy for you to recognize yourself in any social or narcissistic models, or identify with any existing roles or attitudes, so you sometimes find yourself forced to assert and express your own identity in a way which may strike your contemporaries as strangely intense if not eccentric.
Bryson Morris is pragmatic and realistic. He evaluates people and things according to practical, common-sense criteria instead of abstract concepts. A sensualist and lover of luxury, he has a penchant for material comfort and takes great joy in physical pleasures. In relation to others, socially and privately, he likes to build stable relationships and is not especially fond of change. His warmth gives him a great deal of ease when meeting people, as clients (for business purposes), but his close relations also benefit from this affection and his ability to express his feelings naturally and openly.
Bryson Morris has a sensitive and affectionate nature. He seeks tenderness and gentleness more than passion. His relationships with others are smooth and pleasant, and he has a natural sense of tact and social grace.
Morris Bryson is a cheerful, expansive, pleasant associate to have. He is extremely generous (sometimes to a fault!) and gives of himself and his belongings unstintingly. This positive psychological outlook is the result of a happy childhood and especially an extremely beneficial maternal influence in infancy. Morris is quite likely to be a professional success; his vision of the world is perfectly adapted to prevailing opinion, and his urges and desires for personal expansion usually elicit a positive reaction from society. By old age, his good reputation and prominence may have earned him fame.
You are emotional and tend to react suddenly and excessively as soon as your sensitivity is touched. Although you feel that your independence, freedom, and self-sufficiency are fundamental values, you are sometimes frustrated by your need to rely on your family or friends. Moreover, you do not always grant the freedom of other people the same respect as your own. Likewise, you are sometimes angered by expressions of maternal tenderness, as if you feared that it would doom you to eternal dependency. Your ambivalent behavior, full of jagged edges, may be traced back to the relationship you had with your mother or a mother figure. Although you were dependent on them, they may have rejected you. Now this attitude is extended to any situation in which your sensitivity comes into play and emotional bonds are liable to form. As a result, you often try to ward off your feelings of dependency by becoming destructive. Based on denial, your reactions might be fierce, impulsive, excessive, erratic, or contradictory.
Bryson Morris has a romantic nature and is seeking a soulmate. The world of his emotions is warm and inviting, the expression of true kindness. Tenderness, grace, and mildness rule his sensitivity, which is aroused by contact with nature and thrills to the idea of a secure, stable home.
Bryson Morris was born with an emotional function that is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of his emotional urges and somewhat wary of his feelings, he tries to rid himself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
Bryson Morris has a contradictory character and is unable to always reconcile his urges with reason. It is difficult for him to resist a person he's interested in romantically, and he is liable to choose someone unsuitable, uncommitted, or fickle. He may find parenting fulfilling, and it could bring him maturity. As he becomes more peaceful, realistic, and consistent, his family life will come to the forefront. If he has children, he will nurture them as a symbol of his own fulfillment.
Bryson Morris is an innocent romantic who sometimes tends to live his life on the level of dreams rather than reality. He is fairly flexible in relation to feelings and emotions, and his character may change according to the tide of influences he receives. He may become dependent on the person he loves. Nurturing family could be one of his chief purposes in life.
Bryson Morris may be characterized by strong sensual and affectionate urges which drive him to seek pleasure. His need for romantic fulfillment may compel him to marry, because he also seeks the legal and social legitimacy the institution of marriage confers on an emotional bond. Indeed, the household is liable to be prosperous and even opulent, as if this offered further evidence that he had indeed achieved success. However, privately, he might be less committed to certain obligations and duties.
Bryson Morris has a lively wit which gives him great agility and scope and a broad field of consciousness which enlivens his curiosity and makes him love variety and change. His mind is alert and his speech is full of verve, humor, and sometimes impudence. These abilities are great resources in communication, discussion, and debate. He is a storehouse of information and ideas of every kind and delights in manipulating words and concepts, discovering new things, and sharpening his memory for trivial facts. This mental agitation could sometimes make him scattered, however, or lacking in coherence and discipline.
Bryson Morris expresses his thoughts and ideas carefully, but with a relative lack of spontaneity. He is rather introverted and looks inside himself for the solutions to the problems he encounters in life. Because he tends to mistrust customary thought patterns, his opinion is usually highly personal.
Bryson Morris tends to be inwardly oriented, rarely trying to communicate with others for the simple pleasure of doing so. Indeed, he sometimes feels misunderstood. Moreover, it seems difficult for him to express the complexity of his inner perceptions.