approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alec's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Alec Guinness comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alec Guinness - 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 Alec Guinness" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Alec a little better. This page describes the disguise Guinness wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Alec Guinness meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Alec projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Guinness is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Alec Guinness may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Guinness is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Alec to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Alec Guinness feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Guinness' forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Alec Guinness it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Alec Guinness is not a follower. Others see Alec as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Guinness presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Alec Guinness appears confident and self-assured and he makes a clear, strong impression on others. He is very concerned with the impact he makes on others and with getting personal recognition, sometimes too much so. Alec Guinness tends to dominate in relationships and to be oblivious to others' points of view if they differ very much from Guinness' own.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Alec into trouble. Alec Guinness tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Alec Guinness needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
Guinness projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Alec Guinness generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and it may seem that he Alec somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Alec Guinness emanates.
Alec Guinness 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, Alec Guinness seemed mature for his age.
Alec Guinness appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in his manner. He is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Guinness is unreliable.
Alec Guinness tends to be somewhat insecure in his relationships with other people and he strives for safety and security in his life. Acquiring possessions and property is important to Alec, and he has a strong desire to make a distinguished impression on others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Conjunct Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn