David Michôd explores consciousness and the ideal of self in his new book, The Refrigerator Monologues.
David Michôd is searching 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.
David Michôd has a paternal complex and, as a result, some trouble finding his identity. Perhaps his father or a father figure was absent physically or emotionally during his childhood, which deprived him of the patterns or models which are usually helpful in structuring a personality. Because he might have lacked a particular sense of security which could be provided by a paternal presence, as well as the examples of behavior to follow in confronting the difficulties inherent in every life, he was forced to protect himself against negative influences and find his own system in order to grow and feel secure.
Although this system was quite useful to him as a child, it has now settled in to such a degree that it interferes with his evolution. Psychological defense mechanisms and crutches which were once useful now encumber his mind or inhibit his developmental efforts. As a result, in certain situations, it is difficult for him to assert himself, and he tends to remain an awkward or passive observer. Because his authoritarian urges are mainly directed at himself rather than others, he sometimes feels guilty about his behavior. He judges himself severely, and sometimes punishes himself by setting difficult tasks for himself. Gradually, he should build up a strong inner discipline and acquire the strength to face the problems of existence in a detached and mature way.
David Michôd 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.
David Michôd has an extremely sensitive and receptive nature and tends to live in osmosis with his surroundings. His individuality almost seems to be diluted in a flood of sensations and impressions which are continually washing over him, and he often finds it difficult to communicate his feelings to other people. This tide of emotion is a source of inspiration and intuition, but due to his lack of inner structure and organization, it is difficult for him to grasp the essence of his dreams and share them with other people. He is not at all combative, and this hinders his efforts to fit into society and assert himself productively. His tendency to prefer fantasy to reality and his refusal to abandon his unattainable dreams is a psychological trap he has fallen into without realizing it.
David Michôd has adapted and become sensitive to various situations.
David Michôd is extremely sociable, instinctively in tune with others. A need to be accepted and respected makes him tactful and diplomatic; in fact, he will sometimes swallow his personal pride in the interests of the smooth running of the group. He is also fond of harmony and order in artistic terms; he is sensitive and discerning, and will avoid anything crude and vulgar. As a result, he is sometimes offended by the harsh demands of existence. Relationships (the couple, or a partnership) take a central role in his life.
David Michôd has an expansive, affable, and communicative associate. Indeed, some people find him generous almost to a fault! He gives of himself and his resources unstintingly. Paradoxically, there are times when he is self-focused. He reacts instinctively, without taking the trouble to analyze a given situation, and is prone to misjudge. As a result, his everyday life may be riddled with a whole variety of practical problems. Indeed, he senses a conflict between his social life and his family and will sometimes find it hard to fulfill himself in both spheres at the same time. His attitude toward his private life may inhibit his ambitions for social or career expansion; at worst, society (the law) may impinge on his private life. He should be careful not to project his personal problems onto his partner. If, instead, he analyses the problem together, he could find opportunities to resolve it together.
David Michôd has a delicate balance between his extreme sensitivity and irrepressible imagination, and his tendency to see dreams and reality as one and the same. Although his imagination can be an abundant source of inspiration for creative or spiritual evolution, it tends to be less helpful and positive in matters that concern earning a decent living out in the real world. In a relationship, David Michôd is extremely romantic and often sees others in a way that is different from the way they really are. He has elegant tastes and art and beauty are one of his chief pleasures in life.
David Michôd has a strong sexuality, and his relationships are often determined by his instincts. If he has a relationship that is exclusively satisfying sexually, however, he might feel frustration, because he is driven by a kind of unconscious guilt to seek fulfillment for his heart and soul as well. He tends to be a rather excessive and tormented partner, who often re-evaluates the bonds that connect him to his partners.
David Michôd writes about love and sensuality with wit, intelligence, and sensitivity.
David Michôd's attractions are usually immediate and intense. They rise quickly to fever pitch. The story of these passions is often dramatic to excess, combining all the plot elements of a classic love tragedy: jealousy, possessiveness, agony as an erotic stimulant, etc.
David Michôd's birth chart indicates an emotional function which is expressed in a direct and fairly impulsive way. He enjoys reaching out to other people and making discoveries. An eternal teenager with his gaze riveted on the future, he is imbued with an eminently subjective and personal idealism.
David Michôd is Romantic, cheerful, and seductive. He attracts affection and success. He is quite sociable and genuinely devoted to everyone's happiness. The person who knows how to appreciate and pamper him will find him is truly a prize. Marriage could provide him with an entertaining lifestyle, which includes contact with prominent people or the artistic world.
David Michôd thrives on difficult or even lethal passions. He might have a very strong sex drive and a penchant for suffering as a redeeming value. His tumultuous love life, a battle of leviathans, may sometimes escape from its bounds or generate disagreements which may disrupt his career. However, his powerful impulses and drive could be channeled into a creative, artistic or spiritual direction.
David Michôd has the fiery, importunate nature of a fervent lover. Indeed, affairs of the heart are one of his main purposes in life. His personal charm and magnetism give him nearly irresistible powers of seduction, and nearly every one of his well-aimed attempts at conquest leads to the fulfillment and satisfaction of his desires. Due to his impulsiveness and impatience to initiate new encounters, his approach to members of the other sex may sometimes lack delicacy.
David Michôd has a strong mental and intellect.
David Michôd has a shrewd, inquisitorial mind. He always tries to detect the hidden mechanisms and processes behind the phenomena he observes. As a result, he has developed an ability to detect the truth behind appearances and the cause behind the effect. Although this way of thinking is based on a certain logic, and there is evidence of structure and cohesion in his deductive approach, it is not always purely intellectual. Indeed, its sources lie in a certain empiricism, in facts which have been experienced, so it is open to improvement. For this reason, its fields of application are highly diverse, although research in the hard sciences, psychology, and metaphysics seem to be the best career choices.
David Michôd 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.
David Michôd has a strong intellectual faculties and a sharp wit. Sometimes, his intellectual faculties and wit are slowed down because he is turned inward. This is because he tends to be oriented toward himself, and he seldom tries to communicate with others for the simple pleasure of doing so. In addition, it seems difficult to him to express the complexity of his inner perceptions.