approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Giacomo's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Giacomo Poretti comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Giacomo Poretti - 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 Giacomo Poretti" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Giacomo a little better. This page describes the disguise Poretti wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Giacomo Poretti always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Poretti will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Giacomo Poretti has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Giacomo Poretti also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Poretti's environment is very important to Poretti.
Poretti steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Giacomo Poretti tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Giacomo rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Giacomo Poretti as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Poretti has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Giacomo may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Giacomo's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Giacomo Poretti also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Poretti needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
Giacomo Poretti comes across as responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities that encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Giacomo Poretti was mature for his age.
Giacomo Poretti comes across as unusual, highly independent, and free spirited. There is a touch of brilliance and creative genius in his demeanor. He is also restless and easily distracted, and tends to fly from one thing to another, which may leave the impression that Poretti is unreliable.
At times Giacomo Poretti may feel that he is all alone in the world and that other people only cause him difficulties. Constantly bounced to and fro by others, Giacomo has a strong desire to free himself from his stressful surroundings.
Other people may consider his environment a bit strange and Poretti likes to surround himself with a certain air of mystery. Giacomo Poretti tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert his power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Trine Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/Pluto