approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gus' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Gus Grissom comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gus Grissom - 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 Gus Grissom" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gus a little better. This page describes the disguise Grissom wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Gus Grissom will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Gus has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Gus Grissom very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Grissom is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Gus Grissom will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Grissom's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Gus Grissom appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Grissom is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Gus possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Gus Grissom - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Gus Grissom does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Gus.
Others see Gus Grissom as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Grissom shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Gus Grissom usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Grissom draws much of his energy and sense of self from his relationships with others. He is inextricably connected with the significant others in his life; Gus Grissom may feel at a loss without them, even if he appears to be the powerful or dominant person in the relationship. Gus appears self-assured - as long as he is secure in the important relationships in his life.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Gus Grissom which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Gus he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Grissom 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 though, Gus Grissom may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Gus should avoid looking always on the dark side.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Gus Grissom is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Gus radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Opposition Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.