approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Walter's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Walter Schirra comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Walter Schirra - 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 Walter Schirra" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Walter a little better. This page describes the disguise Schirra 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, Walter Schirra always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Schirra will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Walter Schirra 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. Walter Schirra also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Schirra's environment is very important to Schirra.
Schirra 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. Walter Schirra 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, Walter rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Walter Schirra as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Schirra 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. Walter 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.
Schirra may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Walter Schirra is always a bit off center.
Walter Schirra also come across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Walter Schirra is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Walter radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Walter has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Walter's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
The way Walter Schirra comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Walter pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Schirra's outward demeanor. Walter Schirra seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
Walter has an adept and competent manner and the ability to express himself well. Walter Schirra likes to be in touch with people and is eager to share his views with them. His ability to give and receive mental stimulation invites many fruitful conversations and relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mercury