approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Russell's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Russell Banks comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Russell Banks - 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 Russell Banks" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Russell a little better. This page describes the disguise Banks wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Russell Banks 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, Russell 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. Banks 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. Russell Banks 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.
Banks 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 Russell to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Russell Banks 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 Banks' forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Russell Banks 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. Russell Banks is not a follower. Others see Russell as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Banks presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Russell Banks appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition to assess people, others sense that Banks understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Russell Banks really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
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