approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Thomas' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Thomas Kretschmann comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Thomas Kretschmann - 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 Thomas Kretschmann" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Thomas a little better. This page describes the disguise Kretschmann wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Kretschmann's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Thomas Kretschmann wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Thomas Kretschmann wants, Thomas Kretschmann usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Thomas 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. Thomas Kretschmann functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Thomas Kretschmann usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Kretschmann approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Thomas Kretschmann also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Kretschmann. When Thomas Kretschmann commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Thomas Kretschmann is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Thomas Kretschmann as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Thomas Kretschmann also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Kretschmann's intellect and emotions are well balanced. Thomas has the ability to manage his feelings superbly and has a cautious, adaptable and open way about him. Thomas Kretschmann likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
His pleasant and friendly disposition enables Thomas Kretschmann to embark on quick personal relationships with other people. He enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to his environment.
Thomas Kretschmann tends to be extremely hard on himself and others. He may have been brought up under difficult circumstances and now feels that life is very tough. Thomas does his duty, expects the same of others, and has no pity for anyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Pluto