Erik Per Sullivan
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Erik's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Erik Per Sullivan comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Erik Per Sullivan - 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 Erik Per Sullivan" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Erik a little better. This page describes the disguise Sullivan wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Erik Per Sullivan is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Sullivan sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Erik's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Erik Per Sullivan himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Erik Per Sullivan is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Erik Per Sullivan is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Sullivan probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Sullivan's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Erik Per Sullivan as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Erik does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Erik Per Sullivan is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Erik Per Sullivan is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Erik Per Sullivan needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Sullivan's work or outside social activities.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Erik learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. All is well on the surface, but when trouble arises, Erik Per Sullivan 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.
He is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Erik's personality. Erik Per Sullivan may sometimes come across as a busybody to others. He may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before he makes up his own mind, and Sullivan may thus appear to be indecisive.
Erik Per Sullivan appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he had their best interest at heart. Because others view Sullivan as a tolerant, understanding and even wise person, they may also seek his counsel.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Erik Per Sullivan which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Erik is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Sullivan sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Erik Per Sullivan may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Erik should avoid always looking on the dark side.
Erik has an open and cheerful manner and attracts attention because of his good taste in clothing, hairstyle and general appearance. Erik has the ability to create a harmonious environment and relationships and he is happy and confident in the company of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Jupiter