approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Stephen's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Stephen Baldwin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Stephen Baldwin - 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 Stephen Baldwin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Stephen a little better. This page describes the disguise Baldwin wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Stephen Baldwin likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Baldwin must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Stephen does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Stephen Baldwin also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Baldwin will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Stephen dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Baldwin admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Stephen Baldwin befriends someone, Baldwin is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Stephen expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Stephen Baldwin often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Stephen Baldwin has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Stephen always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Stephen Baldwin also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Stephen more than anything else. Stephen Baldwin feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Stephen Baldwin 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, Stephen Baldwin often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Stephen into trouble. Stephen Baldwin tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Stephen Baldwin needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
Stephen Baldwin is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Stephen Baldwin tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
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