Although Kareem Abdul-Jabbar initially appears to be the essence of tact and diplomacy (as described on the previous page), he is not as gentle and peace loving as he may seem. Although Kareem Abdul-Jabbar prefers harmony, he is willing to fight or aggressively pursue his own interest if need be. People who get to know Kareem more than just superficially realize there is much more to him than his exterior coat of charm.
He may be at odds with himself at times because he has both a strong urge for togetherness and a powerful yearning for independence.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Abdul-Jabbar's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Kareem likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Abdul-Jabbar, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Abdul-Jabbar's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to do so.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Kareem feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Kareem Abdul-Jabbar can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Abdul-Jabbar occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend himself in ways that may be quite at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a restless spirit, a bit self-willed, and he has a tendency to overstrain his nervous system. He is easily aroused and quick to explode when things do not meet his expectations. He is highly individualistic, resourceful and determined.
He is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 7th house
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Moon/Uranus
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node