Leo Kottke looks at the house he has just bought. It is a modest two-story structure, but it is home. It is a place where he can rest and let down his systems of defense against the outer world. It is a place where he can be himself, without having to worry about what other people might think of him. He is ready to make some sacrifices in order to maintain and consolidate the structure he has chosen. True inner security, based on real knowledge of himself, his abilities, and his shortcomings, his strengths and his weaknesses would no doubt be most effective and would allow him to remain open to the varieties of experience offered by the world.
You are an individualist who believes in freedom and independence. You have abandoned the conventions of your social class and adopted an innovative lifestyle. Your convictions can be difficult for others to tolerate, as you are an uncompromising partner. You need to learn to recognize your own limitations and to accept the responsibilities you have to other people. If you don’t, you are likely to find yourself in conflict with others frequently. This may be due to your relationship with your father or teachers when you were growing up. In every important life decision you make, you have to rely on yourself to figure out the right behavior. And, as with all of our decisions, there are limits to what you are allowed to do.
Leo Kottke is winning and attractive. He has an appetite for intense emotional experiences, especially in terms of his relationships. Enjoying the power of his personal appeal, he easily controls his emotions and only rarely reveals the true depth of his feelings. Because his instincts take precedence over his sensitivity, he is capable of becoming jealous, possessive, and even rather harsh, without meaning to. More of a flirt than a voluptuary, he is attentive to desire. As a result, his love life will sometimes be casual and complicated.
Leo Kottke maintains strong ties with his past, and it often seems difficult for him to open his heart to new people. His love affairs might exist on the surface level, because his lust and sensual desire rarely turn into a need to understand, protect, and care for the other. Moreover, it is difficult for him to meet partners who combine the ideals of the tender parent and the great lover.
Leo Kottke looked at the other man, feeling a bit out of place. The man was tall and broad, his features rugged and masculine. He had a easy smile, but there was a hardness to him that Leo found intriguing. He seemed to radiate strength and security, qualities which Leo sorely lacked.
Leo Kottke is emotional and tends to react suddenly and excessively as soon as his sensitivity is touched. Although he feels that his independence, freedom, and self-sufficiency are fundamental values, he is sometimes frustrated by his need to rely on his family or friends. Moreover, he does not always grant the freedom of other people the same respect as his own. Likewise, he is sometimes angered by expressions of maternal tenderness, as if he feared that it would doom him to eternal dependency. His ambivalent behavior, full of jagged edges, may be traced back to the relationship he had with his mother or a mother figure. Although he was dependent on them, they may have rejected him. Now this attitude is extended to any situation in which his sensitivity comes into play and emotional bonds are liable to form. To ward off his feelings of dependency, he sometimes tends to become destructive. Based on denial, his reactions might be fierce, impulsive, excessive, erratic, or contradictory.
Leo Kottke thinks you have fairly lofty amorous aspirations. The soulmate you imagine for yourself is brilliant and dazzling with an array of talents and beauty. However, the gap between your splendid ideal and reality is sometimes wide. You should be careful not to confuse your romantic ideal with reality and become aware that your tendency to project may be a way of fleeing from yourself.
Leo Kottke was born with an emotional function that 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.
Leo Kottke was an ambivalent individual, with a simple and complex nature, realistic and passionate interests, and a timid nature. His curiosity about sexual matters and lust drove him into complicated adventures and amorous predicaments. His need for quiet and security may also steer him toward a stable life and a sedate person who, in the long run, will leave his passionate urges unsatisfied.
Leo Kottke is dazzled by and attracted to social prominence or brilliant people. Although he may engage in quite a few adventures, he is liable to feel that his deepest desires remain unfulfilled. There is some chance that the person he cares for most will refuse to commit to him, or he may commit himself to an ambitious person who demands more than he can give.
Leo Kottke has a romantic imagination, soaring with idealism, dreams, and poetry. He is emotive and hypersensitive, making him especially vulnerable emotionally, since he is sometimes overwhelmed by his feelings and affects. Although he seeks an ideal soulmate, a partner with whom he could maintain blissful, smooth relations, he is sometimes met with disillusionment. Because his rather excessive sensitivity and his need to merge with the other are deep and powerful enough, they can submerge his judgment and discernment, so he sometimes forms extremely intense bonds too quickly with individuals who are not appropriate partners in many ways. When he meets someone, he falls under the enchantment of his dream of ideal love and cannot keep himself from delighting in a reverie of future romance, placing the other on a pedestal. Early on in the relationship, he yields to another of his characteristic urges and loses himself in the individual who is so dear to him, melding with them, only to awaken one morning and find himself as if in the arms of a stranger, greatly astounded and disappointed. Actually, his psyche is constructed in such a way as to make his sensitivity a function of the environment, in many cases; it follows the flow of momentary emotions and impressions. Before he takes on any major commitments, he should make a conscious effort to evaluate the relationship realistically, and see whether the person really reciprocates his intense love, for he may merely be in love with the mirage of an ideal partner. His tendency to believe in his illusions may mark him as an easy prey for people with bad intentions. It would be a good idea for him to find a different object for his affections, or a form of sublimation, because he tends to be so disappointed by his great emotional investments. The delicacy and subtlety of his imagination procure artistic refinement for him, and he loves the arts, music, and literature, which could all be good sources of emotional involvement and fulfillment. Because his sensitivity also makes it easy for him to empathize with the psychological or social difficulties his peers are struggling with, he might also find it rewarding to commit himself to social work.
Leo Kottke has a fairly skeptical temperament which relies on remarkable analytic and critical faculties. He is sensitive and curious, a keen observer of facts who collects detailed information he will later pore over and analyze. This type of logical, rational mind is extremely efficient for elaborating methods or sorting and classifying information. However, it sometimes lacks flexibility or broad-mindedness.
Leo Kottke expresses his thoughts and ideas in direct, spontaneous outbursts. He is fairly extroverted and eager to discover and understand the outer world. An idealist, he looks forward to a bright future but is sometimes subjective and reckless.