approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mario's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Mario Barrett comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mario Barrett - 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 Mario Barrett" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mario a little better. This page describes the disguise Barrett wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Barrett's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Mario Barrett wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Mario Barrett wants, Mario Barrett usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Mario wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Mario Barrett functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Mario Barrett usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Barrett approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Mario Barrett also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Barrett. When Mario Barrett commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Mario Barrett is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Mario Barrett as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Mario Barrett also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
He is assertive and bold. Mario Barrett is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. Mario generally gets along better with men than with women because his approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. He can be a bit too forceful. However, Mario Barrett's boldness is his calling card, and most people feel that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
In significant ways, Barrett's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Mario Barrett may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Mario Barrett is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
He projects himself with vigor and energy and impresses others with the force of his personality. His will power probably developed early in life and Mario Barrett takes control of whatever situation he is involved in.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Sextile Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mars