Behind Ayres' nice, pleasant, easygoing demeanor (described in the previous chapter) lies a very clear-eyed, objective, no-nonsense person. This aspect of Ayres' character is described in more detail below.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Ayres. Lew Ayres will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Lew Ayres has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Lew Ayres seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Lew has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Lew Ayres has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Lew Ayres plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Ayres.
Ayres' strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Lew Ayres, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Ayres is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Lew enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Lew Ayres tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Lew Ayres has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Ayres' subconscious needs and feelings blend well with his conscious intentions and desires, therefore Lew Ayres is able to proceed with his life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Lew's male-female relationships will also reflect this state of internal harmony.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Lew Ayres has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Lew Ayres tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Lew Ayres has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Lew should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. His imagination is very vivid and Ayres is likely to dream of big things.
He may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. Lew Ayres could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Opposition Neptune/Pluto
Sun Opposition Neptune/N. Node