approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Nick's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Nick Carter comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Nick Carter - 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 Nick Carter" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Nick a little better. This page describes the disguise Carter wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Nick Carter always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Carter will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Nick Carter has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Nick Carter also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Carter's environment is very important to Carter.
Carter steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Nick Carter tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Nick rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Nick Carter as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Carter has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Nick may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Nick Carter radiates a sense of good will, optimism, and trust, which inspires hope in other people. His presence has a healing effect on others even without Carter's awareness. Though Carter appears modest and content in a humble position, he has a sense of inner greatness or worthiness that is unmistakable. Nick Carter also has a balance of confidence and humility, of faith and caution, that makes him very appealing to others and he has many more admirers than he realizes.
The image that Nick Carter projects to the world and the person he really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Nick may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Carter makes may actually be misleading. Within him, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Nick Carter often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of his.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Sun Quincunx Asc.