approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alfred's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way A. P. Sinnett comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner A. P. Sinnett - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner A. P. Sinnett" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Alfred a little better. This page describes the disguise Sinnett wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, A. P. Sinnett will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Alfred has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. A. P. Sinnett very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Sinnett is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often A. P. Sinnett will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Sinnett's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. A. P. Sinnett appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Sinnett is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Alfred possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to A. P. Sinnett - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. A. P. Sinnett does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Alfred.
Others see A. P. Sinnett as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Sinnett shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for A. P. Sinnett usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
At times A. P. Sinnett comes across to others as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or he may get involved in relationships which are "fatal attractions", where he acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality in Sinnett's glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to A. P. Sinnett irresistibly.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about A. P. Sinnett which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Alfred is able to say or do just the right thing for them. A. P. Sinnett needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
A. P. Sinnett has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Alfred coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, A. P. Sinnett is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Sinnett seems to need others' approval first.
A. P. Sinnett appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, A. P. Sinnett seemed mature for his age.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally A. P. Sinnett does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Alfred's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.