He is not easily moved by emotional displays and can be curiously detached from his own emotions and those of others. It is almost as if he could turn his feelings on and off at will; John should be careful not to leave the switch "off" too often, for he could easily become too impersonal. Family relationships and attachments are not as important to him as they are to most people and Malkovich often considers his friends closer to him than his blood relatives. Certainly, Malkovich's sympathy and concern extends much beyond his immediate family. In his personal relationships, John Malkovich insists upon a certain amount of independence and the freedom to pursue friendships with as many people, of both sexes, as he chooses. John does not appreciate a jealous, possessive partner.
John Malkovich feels comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental, and he has little taste for convention and tradition.
He is emotionally expressive and often dramatizes his feelings, acting them out or blowing them out of proportion. John Malkovich cannot hide his instinctive emotional reactions to people or situations, and he does not make any pretenses about his personal sympathies or antipathies.
John Malkovich has a childlike openness and playfulness which is very appealing to others, but which sometimes gets him into trouble, as John takes risks on impulse or whim.
John Malkovich genuinely appreciates and understands women, and is likely to have many female friends, a network of women who love and support him. It is relatively easy for John Malkovich to attract companionship and affection, and there will never be a lack of such relationships in his life. Children are very important to Malkovich also.
John Malkovich often feels that he must do something or be something other than what he is in order to receive approval and acceptance from others. He is very sensitive to criticism and easily feels left out or neglected, and though he may appear cool or distant, Malkovich actually cares very much about being included. Because he is so sensitive, it may seem easier for John Malkovich to withdraw into a shell rather than risk the emotional bumps and bruises he may endure once he lets others really know him in an intimate, personal way. His reserve and caution make establishing close emotional relationships with others difficult, and John Malkovich becomes very attached to the few people he considers "real friends". Malkovich can gain inner security and strength through