approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Helen's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Helen Keller comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Helen Keller - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her 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 Helen Keller" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Helen a little better. This page describes the disguise Keller wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Keller's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Helen Keller wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Helen Keller wants, Helen Keller usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Helen wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Helen Keller functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Helen Keller usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Keller approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Helen Keller also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Keller. When Helen Keller commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Helen Keller is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Helen Keller as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Helen Keller also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
At times Helen Keller comes across to others as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or she may get involved in relationships which are "fatal attractions", where she acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality in Keller's glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Helen Keller irresistibly.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Helen's manner and appearance regardless of her chronological age. Helen Keller also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Keller needs mental stimulation from her environment, or she will rapidly get bored.
Keller may well have been discouraged from freely expressing herself, and an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line is apt to inhibit Helen quite a bit.
Helen Keller has a radiant, winning personality and others see her as a person used to achieving success. Broadminded, Keller is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. She is helpful and tolerant as long as her moral and ethical standards are respected.
Keller's intellect and her emotions are well balanced. Helen has the ability to manage her feelings superbly and have a cautious, adaptable and open way about her. Helen Keller likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Keller is cheerful, warm-hearted and social and she strives for a pleasant life. She likes to be seen in social circles and is charitable to her fellow man. It makes Helen Keller happy to be involved in many relationships and she is very sympathetic toward everyone.
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