- Jon is dual-natured, elusive, complex and contradictory. On the one hand it produces the virtue of versatility, and on the other the vices of two-facedness and flightiness. He will tend to have the graces and
faults of the young. When he is good, he is very attractive; when he is bad he is more the worse for being the charmer he is. Like a child he is lively, and happy, if circumstances are right for him, or egocentric, imaginative and restless. He takes up new activities enthusiastically but lacks application, constantly needing new interests, flitting from project to project as apparently purposelessly as a butterfly dancing from flower to flower. To him life is a game which must always be full of fresh moves and continuous entertainment, free of labor and routine. Changing horses in the middle of the stream is another small quirk of Jon's personality which makes decision making, and sticking to a decision, particularly hard for him.
Since he lacks the quality of conscientiousness, he is apt to fight a losing battle in any attempts he makes to be moral (in the widest sense of the word). His good qualities are attractive and come easily to him. He is affectionate, courteous, kind, generous, and thoughtful towards the poor and suffering - provided none of the activities resulting from expressing these traits interferes too greatly with his own life and comforts. He quickly learned to use his outward attractiveness to gain his own ends, and when striving for these he will use any weapon in his armory - unscrupulous lying, and cunning evasiveness; escaping blame by contriving to put it on other people, wrapped up in all the charm he can turn on. In his better moments he may strive to be honest and straightforward, but self-interest is almost always the victor. If things go against him, he sulks like a child.
Also like a child, he demands attention, admiration, and the spending on them of him, energy and money, throwing tantrums if he doesn't get what he wants. He reflects every change in his surroundings, like a chameleon, and can become pessimistic, sullen, peevish and materialistically self-centered if circumstances force him to struggle in any way. If the conditions of life become really adverse, his strength of will may desert him entirely. He can become uncertain of himself, either withdrawn, or a nervously excitable worrier, sullenly discontented, hard and irritable, with "Self" looming ever larger in his struggles. On the other hand his versatility can make him very adaptable, adjusting himself to control the world around him by means of his inherent ingenuity and cleverness.
Jon has a keen, intuitive, sometimes brilliant intelligence and he loves cerebral challenges. But his concentration, though intense for a while, does not last. His mental agility and energy give him a voracious appetite for knowledge from his youth onward, though he dislikes the labor of learning. He easily grasps almost everything requiring intelligence and mental dexterity, and is often able to marry manual skills to his qualities of mind. His intellect is strongly analytical and sometimes gives him so great an ability to see both sides of a question that he vacillates and finds it hard to make decisions. But his intelligence may very well be used to control and unify the duality of his nature into a most efficient unit. If faced with difficulties, he will have little determination to worry at a problem until he finds a solution - he will pick the brains of others. In his intellectual pursuits, as in other departments of his life, he risks becoming a dilettante, losing himself in too many projects which he follows until they become difficult.
In love he is fickle, not intentionally so but because of the basic inconsistency of his emotional nature, which has an amoral aspect to it. Their is a side to Jon which can become deeply involved emotionally, and another, hostile to sentimentality, which stands back from a romantic situation, laughing at it and the protagonists in it, including himself while analyzing it intellectually. Jon takes nothing seriously. So, in love, in spite of his temporary depth of feeling, for the intensity of involvement lasts only while it is new, he is superficial, light-hearted, cool, flirtatious and unimaginative in the understanding of the pain he may give others. He likes intrigue, the excitement of the chase, but once he has caught the prey, he loses interest and looks around for the next creature to pursue. In less serious situations he makes a witty, entertaining companion, good acquaintance rather than friend. Even at his worst he is never dull - there is usually playfulness below the surface, and he can be a brilliant conversationalist - but he can also be a quarrelsome, prattler, boaster, liar and cheat.
He could be successful in many walks of life though his general characteristics tend to make him unreliable. He is a skilled skilled manipulators of language, in speech and writing, and could be a: debater, diplomat (though in politics he'd be more interested in theory than practice), orator, preachers (brilliant rather than profound), teacher, author, poet, journalist, or lawyer. In business any work which combines quick-wittedness with a change of surroundings suits him; he'd also make excellent member of the Armed Forces, for he takes danger no more seriously than anything else and can earn himself a reputation for devotion to duty and heroic acts. In the arts he may excel in music, painting and sculpture. He would make good psychic researchers of a sceptical kind. Negatively he can degenerate into a confidence trickster, thief and even become adept in the black arts.
He is prone to taking unnecessary risks and winds up harming himself or others in the process.
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