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 Coltrane comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Coltrane - 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 Coltrane" 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 Coltrane 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere John Coltrane is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact John 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 Coltrane's way of dealing with problems.
John Coltrane 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 Coltrane's emotional balance and well-being.
John Coltrane is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child John Coltrane probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Coltrane's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Coltrane, 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 Coltrane's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Coltrane will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. John Coltrane overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Coltrane'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 John through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Coltrane's more rational friends. John Coltrane certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and John Coltrane 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 John Coltrane 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.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions John Coltrane makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets on a day to day level is rather easy for Coltrane. John Coltrane appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
The image that John Coltrane projects to the world and the person he really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times John may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Coltrane makes may actually be misleading. Within him, also, there is much complexity and tension, and John Coltrane often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of his.
The initial impression Coltrane makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way John thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. John Coltrane may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that he does not believe it as vigorously as he does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, John Coltrane tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
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