Behind Sinnett's nice, pleasant, easygoing demeanor (described in the previous chapter) lies a very clear-eyed, objective, no-nonsense person. This aspect of Sinnett's character is described in more detail below.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Sinnett. A. P. Sinnett will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
A. P. Sinnett has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. A. P. Sinnett seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Alfred has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. A. P. Sinnett has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, A. P. Sinnett plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Sinnett.
Sinnett's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. A. P. Sinnett prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Sinnett invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and his inner life.
His conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by his unconscious beliefs and desires. If A. P. Sinnett overrides his instincts and emotions because they seem to lead him in a direction diametrically opposed to the one he consciously desires, his emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-on-one relationships are also a reflection of this tendency. However, if A. P. Sinnett attends to his emotional urges and feelings and listens to the voice of his intuition, dreams and gut feelings, he will derive greater satisfaction from a more balanced life.
A. P. Sinnett tends to think and act bravely and has a positive and firm demeanor. Alfred has what it takes to make his own way in life. He may be a bit excitable, but never shy away from a good argument.
He is somewhat excitable and quickly aroused. A. P. Sinnett could be a little self-centered, but at the same time also magnetic. Alfred likes to flirt and tends to fall in love at first sight, but he then transfers his affections to someone else for no apparent reason.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. A. P. Sinnett is modest and shy in his approach to others and tends to accept more responsibility than he really needs to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 4th house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/Uranus
Sun Conjunct Saturn/N. Node