approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Chris' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Chris Paciello comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Chris Paciello - 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 Chris Paciello" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Chris a little better. This page describes the disguise Paciello wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Paciello's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Chris Paciello wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Chris Paciello wants, Chris Paciello usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Chris wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Chris Paciello functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Chris Paciello usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Paciello approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Chris Paciello also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Paciello. When Chris Paciello commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Chris Paciello is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Chris Paciello as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Chris Paciello also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Chris Paciello 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. Chris coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Chris Paciello is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Paciello seems to need others' approval first.
In significant ways, Paciello's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Chris Paciello may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Chris Paciello 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.
He is intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. Chris Paciello is intellectually competitive, fond of debating with others and may have some stormy proceedings. Chris presents his position skillfully, defends it ably and finds satisfaction in doing so.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Sextile Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Mars