approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Michael's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Michael Cole comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Michael Cole - 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 Michael Cole" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Michael a little better. This page describes the disguise Cole 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 Cole's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Michael Cole wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Michael Cole wants, Michael Cole usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Michael 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. Michael Cole 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. Michael Cole usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Cole approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Michael Cole 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 Cole. When Michael Cole 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, Michael Cole 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 Michael Cole as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Michael Cole also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Cole may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Michael Cole is always a bit off center.
Michael Cole also comes across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Michael Cole is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Michael radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Michael Cole tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around him, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.