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 Clapton comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Eric Clapton - 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 Clapton" 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 Clapton 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 Clapton 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 Clapton very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Clapton is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Eric Clapton will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Clapton'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 Clapton 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 Clapton 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 Clapton - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Eric Clapton 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 Clapton as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Clapton 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 Clapton usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Eric's personality. Eric Clapton may seem to be a busybody to others sometimes. He may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before making up his own mind, and Clapton may thus appear to be indecisive.
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