Simone de Beauvoir
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Simone's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Simone de Beauvoir comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Simone de Beauvoir - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her 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 Simone de Beauvoir" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Simone a little better. This page describes the disguise de Beauvoir wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind de Beauvoir's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Simone de Beauvoir wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Simone de Beauvoir wants, Simone de Beauvoir usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Simone 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. Simone de Beauvoir functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Simone de Beauvoir usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. de Beauvoir approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Simone de Beauvoir also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to de Beauvoir. When Simone de Beauvoir commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Simone de Beauvoir is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Simone de Beauvoir as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Simone de Beauvoir also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Simone de Beauvoir appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that de Beauvoir understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Simone de Beauvoir really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Simone de Beauvoir is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Simone radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
To others, Simone de Beauvoir appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Simone that inspired people to rely on her. de Beauvoir keeps her cool in most situations.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Simone that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Simone de Beauvoir may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Simone has causes, passions, or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused de Beauvoir is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
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