John Maynard Keynes
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 Maynard Keynes comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Maynard Keynes - 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 Maynard Keynes" 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 Keynes wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, John Maynard Keynes likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Keynes must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever John does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
John Maynard Keynes also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Keynes will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. John dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Keynes admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When John Maynard Keynes befriends someone, Keynes is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - John expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, John Maynard Keynes often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
John Maynard Keynes has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. John always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. John Maynard Keynes also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest John more than anything else. John Maynard Keynes feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about John Maynard Keynes which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that John he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Keynes 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, John Maynard Keynes may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. John should avoid looking always on the dark side.
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