approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Carel's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Carel Willink comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Carel Willink - 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 Carel Willink" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Carel a little better. This page describes the disguise Willink 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 Carel Willink 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. Willink 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 Carel's 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, Carel Willink 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. Carel Willink 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, Carel Willink is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Willink probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Willink's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Carel Willink as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Carel 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.
Carel Willink is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Carel Willink is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Carel Willink 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 Willink's work or outside social activities.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Carel Willink which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Carel is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Carel Willink needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Carel Willink has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Carel coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Carel Willink is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Willink seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.