approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Enrico's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Enrico Fermi comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Enrico Fermi - 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 Enrico Fermi" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Enrico a little better. This page describes the disguise Fermi wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Enrico Fermi 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 Fermi 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. Enrico does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Enrico Fermi 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. Fermi 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 Fermi 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. Enrico Fermi 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, Enrico 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. Enrico 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 Fermi'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.
Enrico Fermi 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. Fermi 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.
Enrico Fermi seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Fermi is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Enrico Fermi tends to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in his surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.
The image that Enrico Fermi projects to the world and the person he really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Enrico may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Fermi makes may actually be misleading. Within him, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Enrico Fermi often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of his.
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Jupiter Trine Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.