Daniel Johns experiences his inner life as a process of growth and maturation, nurtured by his involvement with others and the positive and negative encounters this generates.
Daniel Johns has a social being oriented toward other people. Because he is motivated by a need to work in common with other people, his personal interests often mingle with those of his associates or those of the group to which he belongs. His commitments to other people are of paramount importance to his personal development. This dependence may present difficulties with individual self-assertion and make it hard for him to make decisions alone. If he wants to achieve inner equilibrium, he must behave in such a way that his actions yield benefits to others as well as himself.
Daniel Johns demonstrates great interest in the outside world, social affairs, and anything else that contributes to the growth and development of society as a whole. Clubs, organizations, and other forms of partnership attract his attention and motivate his behavior. He tries to protect himself from his subjectivity by adopting an impersonal approach to life. Devoted to the common cause, his destiny is no longer his alone. It is almost entirely controlled by the people whose cause he has espoused.
Daniel Johns has a sentimental and emotional nature. He lives in a world which is in continual contact with his dreams and subconscious. He cannot live without love, and, like water which flows into and takes on the shape of the vessel which contains it, he is always ready to submerge himself in another person. Stirred by forces he does not control, he may be aroused by passions which are impervious to the restraints of reason and logic. He is an emotive creature in harmony with the flow of his feelings, impulses, and urges.
Daniel Johns has a good balance between his need for movement and his tendency to be sedentary. He is just as likely to adapt to situations which require outbursts of initiative as to those which demand patience and perseverance. Although he may not necessarily notice the fact about himself because he is so strongly engaged in actions, feelings, or material concerns, he sometimes lacks sound judgment. This impairment arises from a difficulty in obtaining perspective on yourself and your life. He may be puzzled by his troubled relations with others. Daniel Johns must make an effort to detach himself from his personal reaction and observe it from an objective, more distant standpoint. If not, he is likely to find himself under stress or pressure because he did not give enough prior thought to tactics and strategy. He may also experience dissatisfaction in his intimate relationships because he might struggle to get in sync with others. Daniel Johns gives little time or respect to anyone he sees as too “intellectual,” because he resists adapting to new ideas and viewpoints. In fact, an idea that rubs him the wrong way mentally and/or emotionally may elicit an explosive reaction. Self-analysis can be challenging for him and he tends to refuse to develop a solid, permanent idea of himself – and this plays a lot of tricks on him.