Walter H. Brattain
mental interests and abilities
He is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for his mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art or poetry comes naturally to Walter Brattain, and he is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating his thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Brattain at times he may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Walter Brattain as a child, and he probably daydreamed a good deal as well. He is intuitive and able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others even before they say anything to him. Walter often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and his impressions are usually correct. Brattain can be somewhat absent-minded and he becomes so immersed in his own thoughts that he overlooks things in his immediate, tangible environment. Walter Brattain is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Walter Brattain as anything in the concrete world. His imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of his greatest gifts.
Walter Brattain thinks a great deal about his career, his reputation and public image, and the way he makes a contribution or impact on the world at large. Public speaking or communications of some other kind is likely to be an important aspect of the work Walter Brattain does.
He is a natural psychologist or counselor, interested in the inner motivations, feelings, personal life, relationships and problems of others. Brattain is a sympathetic listener and he also loves to (endlessly!) discuss his own experiences and feelings. Walter Brattain tends to be very personal and subjective in his point of view. He has a talent for getting others to talk about their lives, dreams, desires and other things that are meaningful to them. Walter Brattain could be an excellent interviewer, reporter or biographer. Idle talk and gossip are his vices.
The study of the past - history, archeology, genealogy, etc. - is of great interest to him. Psychology, symbolism, mythology and languages are also areas that Walter Brattain is drawn to.
His desire to make a point sometime overrides his receptivity to others' views. He can be a good listener, but Walter Brattain often finds it hard not to speak out.
Walter Brattain has a sharp mind and a sharp tongue as well, and he loves a vigorous discussion or debate. He expresses his thoughts in a clear, decisive, convincing style. Walter dislikes vagueness and fuzzy thinking, and is quick to point out the discrepancies in another person's argument. At times Brattain is verbally aggressive and abrasive toward others, and he tends to overstate his case or offend people with his unadorned frankness. Walter Brattain can be an effective spokesperson, lawyer or salesman. He has an aptitude for writing as well, particularly criticism or satire. Brattain enjoys mental challenges and mental work.
Walter has strong feelings of love and an emotional need to talk about love relationships problems. Beauty also is important for his emotional contentment and Walter Brattain dresses very tastefully. He is kind and popular and gives complements from the bottom of his heart.
He is impatient, a bit nervous and easily irritated. Although he is sensitive to criticism, Brattain can also be insensitive to the feelings of others. Walter Brattain must consciously cultivate self-control in order to handle his somewhat quick temper.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 10th house
Moon Conjunct Mercury
Mercury aspects Moon and Mars
Mercury Conjunct Mars
Mercury Conjunct Moon/Venus
Mercury Conjunct Moon/Mars