Sam Simmons has written a thought-provoking article about the relationship between consciousness and the ideal of self.
Sam Simmons has a confidence in himself sometimes falters, and he might try to compensate for this weakness by insisting on his authority over others. With the people he is emotionally committed to, the same nagging feelings of insecurity prevent him from expressing his generosity and love fully; his extreme independence sometimes hides an inability to abandon himself and a lack of assurance.
Sam Simmons 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.
Sam Simmons 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.
Sam Simmons has a great potential for creative, constructive accomplishments; however, it is sometimes difficult for him to gain access to this part of himself. He is confident in himself and life but may tend to be nonchalant. He sometimes needs a little stimulation to get himself rolling and take some initiative. His optimism and inner certainty do not always drive him to give his utmost efforts to achieve a goal. The communications skills he possesses are an advantage as well as a handicap. He makes use of his theatrical gifts, convincing eloquence, and ability to listen. The best careers for him would be teaching, communications, philosophy, the legal profession, theater, and public relations.
Sam has adapted and sensitivity to different situations. He is able to handle different challenges and adapt to new surroundings.
Sam Simmons is hypersensitive, extremely receptive to the mood in her surroundings. She is unconsciously able to perceive the parapsychic signals or aura people give off, in addition to their words. As a result, she is extremely compassionate and ready to devote herself to their well-being. Her imagination has formulated the dream of an ideal life, and she sometimes feels ill-equipped for the realities of this existence. She tends to dodge difficult situations. With her partner, she seeks fusion.
Sam Simmons has a sensitivity and irrepressible imagination. Due to this, he sometimes has trouble distinguishing dreams from reality. Although his bubbling imagination provides an abundant source of inspiration for creative or spiritual evolution, it tends to be less helpful and positive in matters that concern his self-assertion as responsible and self-sufficient. In a relationship, he is extremely romantic and does not always see others the way they really are.
Sam Simmons has a strong love and sensuality for life. He enjoys the simple things in life and finds joy in the moments that matter most.
Sam Simmons's personality is dominated by love and affectivity. He is subject to love at first sight, and his gallant heart sometimes leaps forth impulsively; his sensitivity is lively and powerful. Amorous rivalries and conquests may be a recurring theme throughout his life.
Sam Simmons has a somewhat introverted emotional function which is influenced by the cultural values traditional to his family and social class. Because he does not always trust his emotional urges and reactions, he generally prefers to hang back and acquire some perspective before committing himself emotionally.
Sam Simmons has a difficult time dealing with emotional involvement. The usual romantic behavior and the lifestyle values prevailing in this area are not really appropriate for him. As a result, he seeks few intimate emotional relationships or contacts. He tends to stay in the background and fulfill his emotional needs by sublimating. He might not attain full romantic satisfaction until he reaches middle age.
Sam Simmons has a profound sensitivity and is easily submerged by his emotions. He is not always able to muster the moral strength to assert himself in the real world. His character tends to make him flee from his responsibilities and, in love, to yield to the vicissitudes of fate, like a wispy reed. As a result, he may easily allow himself to be seduced or gobbled up, because he cannot say no or he is too sensitive to pity. His happiness will depend on the one he meets, unless he free himself through artistic, mystical, or psychic sublimation.
Sam Simmons has a passionate and idealistic personality. He has little desire to live out his relationships according to society's rules and customs. He is also attracted to people with original or eccentric personalities – artists, intellectuals, adventurers: all promising a relationship that is far from banal. However, he will prove better at friendship than at sensuality which could quickly tire him.
Sam has a strong mental and intellect.
Sam Simmons has an intuitive thinker. He does not reason things out through a long, articulate, logical discourse; instead, he seize the visions or insights that spontaneously flash into his consciousness. He thus has a form of immediate knowledge of various phenomena which is based neither on reasoning nor on any elaborate thought process or method. As a result, if he is an extrovert, he will possess an inventive, innovative spirit gifted for improvisation. If he is an introvert, his mind will be an abundant source of personal inner truths.