Author: Jan Scholten
They often feel alone, isolated and threatened in their family, as a child and in the community. They have a lack of self-worth. The situation can be that of an orphan. They feel like an outsider, even when they live in a group or family. It feels as if they do not really belong.
Their strategy is to become cheerful, uplifting to others to ameliorate the atmosphere and in order to be liked. As children they fear their parents will leave them, become sick or die, or have put up with so much in the marriage and the care of their children that they will just leave, so they become humorous to uplift the depression of their mother or father. They become the clown, the joker. In the extreme situation they cannot make normal contact anymore, they become the eternal clown. That makes them alone again, the opposite of what they wanted to achieve.
Desire to have things fixed, arranged and stable, in relationships; but things are held together artificially and thus can fall apart very easily.
Sensation: fixed versus loose.