approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Robin's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Robin Williams comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Robin Williams - 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 Robin Williams" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Robin a little better. This page describes the disguise Williams 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 Williams' quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Robin Williams wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Robin Williams wants, Robin Williams usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Robin 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. Robin Williams 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. Robin Williams usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Williams approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Robin Williams 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 Williams. When Robin Williams 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, Robin Williams 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 Robin Williams as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Robin Williams also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Robin Williams has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Robin Williams often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
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