approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Kareem's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Kareem Abdul-Jabbar comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 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 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Kareem a little better. This page describes the disguise Abdul-Jabbar wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Kareem has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Abdul-Jabbar is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Abdul-Jabbar's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Abdul-Jabbar is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Kareem possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Kareem.
Others see Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Abdul-Jabbar shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Abdul-Jabbar draws much of his energy and sense of self from his relationships with others. He is inextricably connected with the significant others in his life; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar may feel at a loss without them, even if he appears to be the powerful or dominant person in the relationship. Kareem appears self-assured - as long as he is secure in the important relationships in his life.
He is somewhat erratic and constantly looking for something new. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar changes his opinions frequently and others never know what he will do next. Because Abdul-Jabbar is easily excitable and unpredictable, others may find it taxing to spend time with him.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Abdul-Jabbar is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
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