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 Winter comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Eric Winter - 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 Winter" 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 Winter wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Eric Winter will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Eric has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Eric Winter very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Winter is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Eric Winter will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Winter's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Eric Winter appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Winter is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Eric possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Eric Winter - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Eric Winter does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Eric.
Others see Eric Winter as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Winter shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Eric Winter usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Eric Winter tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Eric does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Eric learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. All is well on the surface, but when trouble arises, Eric Winter seems childish and needy. When he is in calmer waters, he appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in others.
Eric Winter 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Moon Opposition Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.