Friedrich Engels' self-centeredness (described in the previous chapter), combined with his expansive, freewheeling style (described below), makes for a highly dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic person. Others feel that Friedrich Engels sometimes comes on too strong, and Engels can be overly zealous in trying to convince others of the value of a product, philosophy or other interest in his life. Overall, however, Friedrich's liveliness and enthusiasm are wonderful gifts that everyone appreciates.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Friedrich Engels, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Friedrich Engels probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Engels can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Friedrich Engels has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Engels always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Friedrich Engels has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Friedrich has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Engels expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Friedrich's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Friedrich Engels enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Engels.
Friedrich Engels has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Friedrich enjoys being the center of attention and he seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. He is very involved in his own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using his special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Friedrich Engels has a strong sense of pride.
Realistic and practical, Friedrich Engels sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Engels possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Friedrich Engels also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Engels often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 5th house
Sun Trine Saturn