approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mika's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Mika comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mika - 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 Mika" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mika a little better. This page describes the disguise Mica Penniman 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 Mica Penniman's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Mika wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Mika wants, Mika usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Mika 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. Mika 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. Mika usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Mica Penniman approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Mika 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 Mica Penniman. When Mika 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, Mika 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 Mika as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Mika also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Mika has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Mika often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
Mika comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
Mica Penniman also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Mika also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.