Behind Pressler's rather secretive and guarded exterior (as described on the previous page), he is very competitive, dynamic and driven. This aspect of Pressler's character is described in more detail in this chapter.
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. Larry Pressler 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 Pressler's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Larry Pressler 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. Larry likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Larry Pressler 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, Larry Pressler also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Pressler, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Larry Pressler believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Larry Pressler 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 Pressler's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Larry Pressler to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Larry Pressler would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Larry Pressler to do so.
Larry Pressler has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Larry enjoys being the center of attention and he seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. He is very involved in his own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using his special talents be they artistic, athletic or intellectual. Larry Pressler has a strong sense of pride.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Larry Pressler between his conscious attitudes and aspirations and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Larry may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that Larry Pressler is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Larry Pressler will learn to accept and express these two different sides of himself. Should he fail to do so, Pressler is likely to be drawn into many relationships with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities and seem to make his life difficult. (Also read chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Larry Pressler has a great need for security which he may seek in a partner who could be older than him and perhaps married before. Larry Pressler probably feels restrained in expressing affection, giving the impression of being cool and indifferent toward those he loves.
Larry Pressler loves to entertain and likes to cultivate social contacts. He enjoys forming close personal relationships with others and most of them should be harmonious. Larry prefers teamwork rather than separate efforts to realize his goals.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 5th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Sun Opposition N. Node/Asc.