approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alfred's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Alfred Adler comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alfred Adler - 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 Alfred Adler" 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 Adler wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Alfred Adler appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Alfred has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Adler tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Adler.
Adler approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Alfred Adler is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Alfred's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Alfred and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Alfred Adler empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Alfred Adler is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Alfred Adler communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Alfred never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Alfred Adler identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever he wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see Alfred Adler as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
Alfred Adler is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Alfred Adler tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
Alfred has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Alfred Adler is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Adler must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
Adler projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Alfred Adler generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and it may seem that he Alfred somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Alfred Adler emanates.
Alfred has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Alfred's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.