His intimate and close personal relationships are often intense, highly-charged and difficult, as they trigger deep emotional responses in Joaquin Phoenix that have more to do with unsatisfied hungers and unmet childhood needs than with the present situation.
He may feel like a voracious, bottomless pit when it comes to nurturing and emotional reassurance, and Phoenix's neediness often drives others away.
Joaquin Phoenix falls in love very quickly and has little self-restraint or concern for propriety when his feelings have been stirred.
However, it may be difficult for Joaquin to sustain relationships after the first rush of excitement wanes, especially if Phoenix's partner is basically a conservative person who does not like to change or experiment.
Nontraditional relationships appeal to Joaquin Phoenix, and personal freedom is or paramount importance to him.