approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Friedrich's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Friedrich Engels comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Friedrich Engels - 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 Friedrich Engels" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Friedrich a little better. This page describes the disguise Engels wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Friedrich Engels 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. Engels 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 Friedrich does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Friedrich Engels 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. Engels will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Friedrich dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Engels admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Friedrich Engels befriends someone, Engels 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 - Friedrich expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Friedrich Engels 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.
Friedrich Engels has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Friedrich always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Friedrich Engels 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 Friedrich more than anything else. Friedrich Engels feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
At times his desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Engels does things that go against his better judgment. Even Friedrich's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Friedrich Engels needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Friedrich Engels tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and he may feel that he has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by his surroundings. Engels is likely to feel hemmed in and consider dealing with others quite burdensome.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Friedrich Engels needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Friedrich has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Other people may consider his environment a bit strange and Engels likes to surround himself with a certain air of mystery. Friedrich Engels tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert his power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Uranus/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Neptune/Pluto