approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of John's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way John Leslie comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Leslie - 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 John Leslie" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know John a little better. This page describes the disguise Leslie wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Leslie's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When John Leslie wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what John Leslie wants, John Leslie usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. John 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. John Leslie functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. John Leslie usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Leslie approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. John Leslie also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Leslie. When John Leslie commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, John Leslie is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see John Leslie as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. John Leslie also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
John Leslie 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 Leslie is unreliable.
John has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in John's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.