Ho Chi Minh
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ho Chi Minh's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ho Chi Minh comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ho Chi Minh - 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 Ho Chi Minh" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ho Chi Minh a little better. This page describes the disguise Nguyen Sinh Cung wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ho Chi Minh has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Nguyen Sinh Cung as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Ho Chi Minh does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Ho Chi Minh is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Nguyen Sinh Cung can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Nguyen Sinh Cung has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Ho Chi Minh appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Ho Chi Minh often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Ho Chi Minh is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Nguyen Sinh Cung's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Ho Chi Minh has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Nguyen Sinh Cung is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Ho Chi Minh tends to be somewhat insecure in his relationships with other people and he strives for safety and security in his life. Acquiring possessions and property is important to Ho Chi Minh, and he has a strong desire to make a distinguished impression on others.
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