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 Schweig comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Eric Schweig - 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 Schweig" 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 Schweig wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Eric Schweig always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Schweig will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Eric Schweig has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Eric Schweig also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Schweig's environment is very important to Schweig.
Schweig steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Eric Schweig tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Eric rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Eric Schweig as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Schweig has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Eric may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Although he has a realistic and conservative outlook in many ways, Eric Schweig nevertheless identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original and a free thinker. Schweig can be a very effective reformer, working within the system to make it better. Eric Schweig often feels frustrated by inefficiency and poor moral conduct in institutions and organizations. Schweig's contributions are probably more significant and the ensuing improvements more important than Eric Schweig gives himself credit for.
Eric Schweig comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
Schweig also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Eric Schweig also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Eric Schweig tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around him, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
He is very receptive to the influence of his environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use him. Eric Schweig has the ability to tune into the events around him, but he also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Neptune