approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Pierre's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Pierre Balmain comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Pierre Balmain - 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 Pierre Balmain" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Pierre a little better. This page describes the disguise Balmain wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Pierre Balmain appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Pierre has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Balmain tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Balmain.
Balmain approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Pierre Balmain is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Pierre's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Pierre and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Pierre Balmain empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Pierre Balmain is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Pierre Balmain communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Pierre never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Pierre Balmain seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Pierre Balmain has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Pierre Balmain has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
Pierre Balmain can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Pierre that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Balmain is around.
Pierre Balmain 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.
Balmain also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. Pierre Balmain also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.