Pope Pius XII
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Pope Pius XII's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Pope Pius XII comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Pope Pius XII - 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 Pope Pius XII" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Pope Pius XII a little better. This page describes the disguise Eugenio Giovann 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 Eugenio Giovann's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Pope Pius XII wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Pope Pius XII wants, Pope Pius XII usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Pope Pius XII 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. Pope Pius XII 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. Pope Pius XII usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Eugenio Giovann approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Pope Pius XII 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 Eugenio Giovann. When Pope Pius XII 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, Pope Pius XII 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 Pope Pius XII as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Pope Pius XII also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Pope Pius XII radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Eugenio Giovann when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
In significant ways, Eugenio Giovann's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Pope Pius XII may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Pope Pius XII is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
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