Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Carl XVI Gustaf's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden - 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 Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Carl XVI Gustaf a little better. This page describes the disguise King Carl XVI Gustaf wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden 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. King Carl XVI Gustaf 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 Carl XVI Gustaf does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden 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. King Carl XVI Gustaf will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Carl XVI Gustaf dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
King Carl XVI Gustaf admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden befriends someone, King Carl XVI Gustaf 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 - Carl XVI Gustaf expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden 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.
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Carl XVI Gustaf always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden 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 Carl XVI Gustaf more than anything else. Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Carl XVI Gustaf does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around him, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
Daring and a bit reckless, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is not afraid to face danger. Carl XVI Gustaf wants to be the biggest, the best, the strongest and the most powerful! Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has a need to have his influence noted in many directions and a desire to rule over those in his environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Pluto