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 Kinsey comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alfred Kinsey - 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 Kinsey" 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 Kinsey 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, Alfred Kinsey 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. Alfred Kinsey very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Kinsey is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Alfred Kinsey will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Kinsey'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. Alfred Kinsey 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 Kinsey 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 Alfred Kinsey - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Alfred Kinsey 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 Alfred Kinsey as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Kinsey 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 Alfred Kinsey usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Alfred Kinsey likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, Kinsey may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is Kinsey's challenge.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Alfred Kinsey has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Alfred Kinsey often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
In significant ways, Kinsey's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Alfred Kinsey may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Alfred Kinsey is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
Alfred Kinsey believes in good fellowship or comradeship and cultivates an active social life. His relationships tend to be very harmonious and his participation in group efforts is carried out with vigorous and energetic cooperation.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/N. Node