approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of William's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way William Shockley comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner William Shockley - 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 William Shockley" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know William a little better. This page describes the disguise Shockley wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
William Shockley is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. William Shockley has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Shockley can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. William Shockley enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, William never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. William Shockley has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Shockley may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, William Shockley responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. William does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Shockley will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Shockley's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. William Shockley becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. William Shockley tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. William Shockley tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. William does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
William Shockley radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Shockley when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
William has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. William Shockley is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Shockley must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
The initial impression Shockley makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way William thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. William Shockley may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that he does not believe it as vigorously as he does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, William Shockley tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally William Shockley does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be William's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
William Shockley tends to be somewhat inhibited and may feel uncomfortable when he is with other people. William should try to avoid unpleasant, untruthful or deceptive individuals in order to prevent misunderstandings or disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/N. Node