"I like to imagine a person's psyche to be like a boarding house full of characters. The ones who show up regularly and who habitually follow the house rules may not have met other long-term residents who stay behind closed doors, or who only appear at night. An adequate theory of character must make room for character actors, for the stuntmen and animal handlers, for all the figures who play bit parts and produce unexpected acts. They often make the show fateful, or tragic, or farcically absurd" James Hillman
Does this at least partly explain why we have different rooms in our homes, each designed and decorated to satisfy our different characters, their particular moods, fetishes and indulgences? I'm inclined to think so.
So, how do we create individual spaces for our soul dwellers, some of whom are only too ready to show up for extravagance and vulgar ostentation and others who must be lured out with the assurance of quiet, reflective nooks and brooding crannies.
"Ah, the perfect brood 'bode"
"Now she won't be able to see me"
"Oh, come on Henry, don't be such an insufferable bore"
What about you? What kinds of spaces do your characters seek out?