Jack Anderson 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.
Because Jack Anderson is a social being oriented toward other people, his personal interests often mingle with those of his associates or those of the group to which he belongs. Jack is motivated by a need to work in common with other people and to share life’s pleasures and pain. 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 Jack wants to achieve inner equilibrium, he must behave in such a way that his actions yield benefits to others as well as himself.
Jack Anderson 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 Jack Anderson’s attention and motivate Jack Anderson’s behavior. Jack Anderson tries to protect Jack Anderson from Jack Anderson’s subjectivity by adopting an impersonal approach to life. Devoted to the common cause, Jack Anderson’s destiny is no longer Jack Anderson’s alone. It is almost entirely controlled by the people whose cause Jack Anderson has espoused.
Jack Anderson has a tendency to identify with others. He forms friendships easily and naturally and enjoys participating in other people’s lives. Sociable, he enjoys being seen and appreciate popularity and recognition. Solitude bores him. His life and personal relations are in sync with his friendships and outer events. Most often, he shares the opinion of others.
Jack Anderson is a realist. He approaches life pragmatically, and even his feelings are based on rational, tangible evidence. He bases his judgements on past experience and is prone to skepticism. A hard worker, he takes pride in his own endeavors and has a personal concept of his productivity. His possessions help him assert himself as an individual and act as an antidote to any feelings of insecurity. As a result, material accomplishments may preoccupy him more than either love as a passion or intellectual or philosophical considerations. Nevertheless, he becomes attached to anything which offers him certainty.
Jack Anderson works harder than others to understand other people’s feelings. But this seeming lack of empathy and compassion for others simply mirrors Jack’s own difficulty in understanding his own feelings and emotional needs. Jack is not insensitive, but he is baffled by his own emotions. He sees 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, Jack may appear to be hard or aloof.
Jack might struggle to establish a rewarding relationship, as he seeks special individuals to bond with. If Jack were able to accept and understand his own emotions, he would have an easier time grappling with other people’s feelings.
Jack has a strong desire for emotional independence, and might have trouble seeing other people’s emotional needs. Jack might even be the first to deny that such needs are real.
As a result, Jack’s dependency on others is unconscious. Because it is seen as such a threat, it is repressed. Actually, although Jack offers conscious resistance to anyone who tries to lure him out of his emotional bubble, he is always making timid, half-conscious forays into the world of feelings, because his loneliness and fear are so unbearable.