Goddess Athena

Athena complex

In the presence of a difficult Mother complex the individual can use a mechanism of defence which consists of taking refuge in a synthetic shelter, a simplified and coherent world, built using logic. This world creates a space within which the individual experiences safety and a certain reinforcement of the personality is possible. This retreat is made at the price of an alienation of emotions and feelings. The insatiable need for safety and coherence is achieved with the universal use of logic and an inventiveness which find their expression in scientific, technical and legal preoccupations, which in turn provides a social status. There is a danger in remaining prisoner of this behaviour, which can suffocate the individual and dry up his/her life source.