approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Pasquale's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Pasquale Gravina comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Pasquale Gravina - 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 Pasquale Gravina" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Pasquale a little better. This page describes the disguise Gravina wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Pasquale Gravina meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Pasquale projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Gravina is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Pasquale Gravina may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Gravina is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Pasquale to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Pasquale Gravina feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Gravina's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Pasquale Gravina it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Pasquale Gravina is not a follower. Others see Pasquale as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Gravina presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Pasquale Gravina appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he had their best interest at heart. Because others view Gravina as a tolerant, understanding and even wise person, they may also seek his counsel.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Pasquale's personality. Gravina can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Pasquale Gravina may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Gravina must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Pasquale Gravina is. On the other hand, Pasquale Gravina may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Pasquale that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Pasquale Gravina may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Pasquale has causes, passions or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Gravina is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Other people may consider his environment a bit strange and Gravina likes to surround himself with a certain air of mystery. Pasquale Gravina tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert his power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Neptune/Pluto