approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Leila's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Leila Arcieri comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Leila Arcieri - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her 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 Leila Arcieri" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Leila a little better. This page describes the disguise Arcieri wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Leila Arcieri is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Leila tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Arcieri's way of dealing with problems.
Leila Arcieri may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Arcieri's emotional balance and well-being.
Leila Arcieri is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Leila Arcieri probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Arcieri's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Arcieri, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Arcieri's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Arcieri will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Leila Arcieri overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Arcieri's strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Leila through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Arcieri's more rational friends. Leila Arcieri certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Leila Arcieri has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Leila Arcieri to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
In significant ways, Arcieri's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way she presents herself. As a result of this inconsistency, Leila Arcieri may be uncomfortable showing her instinctive responses and true feelings. She may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Leila Arcieri is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know her well may be quite surprised at her reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept herself, so that she does not act as if her emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
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