approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Boris' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Boris Karloff comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Boris Karloff - 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 Boris Karloff" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Boris a little better. This page describes the disguise Karloff wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Boris Karloff is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Karloff sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Boris' whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Boris Karloff himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Boris Karloff is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Boris Karloff is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Karloff probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Karloff's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Boris Karloff as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Boris does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Boris Karloff is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Boris Karloff is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Boris Karloff needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Karloff's work or outside social activities.
Boris Karloff seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Boris may appear standoffish, as if he were judging them from afar.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Boris Karloff which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Boris is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Boris Karloff needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
There is a certain intensity, charisma or compelling attractiveness about Boris Karloff that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Moreover, Karloff tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Boris Karloff can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Boris that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Karloff is around.
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