approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tenzing's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tenzing Norgay comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tenzing Norgay - 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 Tenzing Norgay" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tenzing a little better. This page describes the disguise Norgay wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Tenzing Norgay always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Norgay will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Tenzing Norgay has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Tenzing Norgay also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Norgay's environment is very important to Norgay.
Norgay steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Tenzing Norgay tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Tenzing rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Tenzing Norgay as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Norgay has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Tenzing may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Tenzing Norgay seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Tenzing tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Tenzing Norgay appears contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Norgay may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Tenzing fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Tenzing Norgay is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
At times his desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Norgay does things that go against his better judgment. Even Tenzing's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Tenzing Norgay needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.