approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sunil's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Sunil Gavaskar comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sunil Gavaskar - 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 Sunil Gavaskar" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sunil a little better. This page describes the disguise Gavaskar wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Sunil Gavaskar will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Sunil has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Sunil Gavaskar very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Gavaskar is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Sunil Gavaskar will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Gavaskar's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Sunil Gavaskar appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Gavaskar is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Sunil possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Sunil Gavaskar - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Sunil Gavaskar does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Sunil.
Others see Sunil Gavaskar as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Gavaskar shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Sunil Gavaskar usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Sunil Gavaskar seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Sunil Gavaskar has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Sunil Gavaskar has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
Sunil Gavaskar has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Sunil coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Sunil Gavaskar is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Gavaskar seems to need others' approval first.
Gavaskar's intellect and emotions are well balanced. Sunil has the ability to manage his feelings superbly and has a cautious, adaptable and open way about him. Sunil Gavaskar likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Mercury