approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Leopold's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Leopold Stokowski comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Leopold Stokowski - 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 Leopold Stokowski" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Leopold a little better. This page describes the disguise Stokowski wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Leopold Stokowski is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Leopold 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 his will upon them is often Stokowski's way of dealing with problems.
Leopold Stokowski 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. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Stokowski's emotional balance and well-being.
Leopold Stokowski is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Leopold Stokowski probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Stokowski's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Stokowski, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Stokowski's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Stokowski will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Leopold Stokowski overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Stokowski's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Leopold through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Stokowski's more rational friends. Leopold Stokowski certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Leopold Stokowski has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Leopold Stokowski to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Leopold Stokowski is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Leopold radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
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