Dr. Max Euwe
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Max's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dr. Max Euwe comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dr. Max Euwe - 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 Dr. Max Euwe" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Max a little better. This page describes the disguise Euwe wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Dr. Max Euwe has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Euwe as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Max does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Dr. Max Euwe is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Euwe can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Euwe has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Dr. Max Euwe appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Max often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Max is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Euwe's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Dr. Max Euwe has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Euwe is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Dr. Max Euwe seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Euwe is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
To others, Dr. Max Euwe appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Max that inspired people to rely on him. Euwe keeps his cool in most situations.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Dr. Max Euwe does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Max's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.