approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Giovanni's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Giovanni Ribisi comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Giovanni Ribisi - 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 Giovanni Ribisi" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Giovanni a little better. This page describes the disguise Ribisi wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Giovanni Ribisi is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Giovanni tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Ribisi's way of dealing with problems.
Giovanni Ribisi may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Ribisi's emotional balance and well-being.
Giovanni Ribisi is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Giovanni Ribisi probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Ribisi's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Ribisi, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Ribisi's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Ribisi will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Giovanni Ribisi overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Ribisi's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Giovanni through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Ribisi's more rational friends. Giovanni Ribisi certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Giovanni Ribisi has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Giovanni Ribisi to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Giovanni Ribisi has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Giovanni Ribisi often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Giovanni Ribisi seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Giovanni tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Giovanni Ribisi 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. Ribisi is likely to feel hemmed in and considers dealing with others quite burdensome.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Saturn