approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Eric's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Eric Nies comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Eric Nies - 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 Eric Nies" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Eric a little better. This page describes the disguise Nies wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Eric Nies likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Nies must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Eric does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Eric Nies also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Nies will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Eric dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Nies admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Eric Nies befriends someone, Nies is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Eric expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Eric Nies often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Eric Nies has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Eric always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Eric Nies also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Eric more than anything else. Eric Nies feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Eric Nies comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Nies may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Eric is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Eric Nies' confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
Eric has an open and cheerful manner and attracts attention because of his good taste in clothing, hairstyle and general appearance. Eric has the ability to create a harmonious environment and relationships and he is happy and confident in the company of others.
Eric Nies has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. He is very sensitive and his emotional state depends a lot on the influence of his immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason, others may see Eric as a somewhat unstable person.
He is very sociable, has a harmonious disposition, and is able to have happy relationships with people in his environment. His eternal optimism brings Eric Nies the affinity of many people with whom he will have many joyful experiences.
Eric Nies seems to float between the world of illusion and reality and prefers to live in the former. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and Eric Nies should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/MC
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC