Grant Denyer discusses consciousness and the ideal of self in his latest book, “The Atheist's Guide to Reality: A Secular Humanist Perspective.”
Grant Denyer has a confidence in himself sometimes falters, and he might try to compensate for this weakness by insisting on his authority over others. With the people he is emotionally committed to, the same nagging feelings of insecurity prevent him from expressing his generosity and love fully; his extreme independence sometimes hides an inability to abandon himself and a lack of assurance.
Grant Denyer has an extremely sensitive and receptive nature, and he tends to live in osmosis with his surroundings. His individuality almost seems to be diluted in a flood of sensations and impressions which are continually washing over him, and he sometimes finds it difficult to communicate his feelings to other people. This tide of emotion is a source of inspiration and intuition, but his fluid inner structure and organization sometimes make it difficult for him to grasp the essence of his dreams and share them with other people. Grant Denyer is not at all combative, and this tends to hinder his efforts to fit into society and assert himself productively. He is likely to prefer fantasy to reality, but his refusal to abandon his unattainable dreams is a psychological trap he has fallen into without realizing it. Once he free himself from this pernicious process, he has a great deal of potential for fulfilling himself in the outer world, either by devoting himself to some sort of social work or by cultivating his considerable artistic talents.
Grant Denyer has adapted to various situations and is highly sensitive to the needs of others.
Grant Denyer Because you are fond of method and order, you usually prefer to do things according to a pre-established plan. Your behavior mirrors this tendency. You will adopt relatively strict models elaborated on the basis of logical or moral reasons. You do not readily express your personal feelings or emotions and may sometimes strike others as a rigid person. However, your conscientiousness and application make you thrive in a work environment, and you tend to treat social engagements and activities as a form of duty. Your natural taste for clarity, detail, and technique would make you successful as a scientific researcher or high-tech designer.
Grant Denyer's intellect is lively, agile, and sensitive. However, he does not always avail himself of it and may be confused or irrational in some situations. Although he enjoys playing with words, ideas, and concepts, his thought sometimes lacks discipline and structure. He is fairly preoccupied with details and may tend to waste his nervous and mental energy in futile verbal outpourings. Moreover, his feelings sometimes blur his objective vision of phenomena and people, which may cause him to make errors in judgment.
Grant Denyer is optimistic and happy to be alive. He is cheerful, expansive, and pleasant associate to have. He is extremely generous (sometimes to a fault!) and gives of himself and his belongings unstintingly. This positive psychological outlook is the result of a happy childhood and especially an extremely beneficial maternal influence in infancy. He is quite likely to be a professional success; his vision of the world is perfectly adapted to prevailing opinion, and his urges and desires for personal expansion usually elicit a positive reaction from society. By old age, his good reputation and prominence may have earned him fame.
Grant Denyer loves and appreciates sensuality. He finds great joy and pleasure in the simple things in life, like a good, sensual meal.
Grant Denyer has fairly lofty amorous aspirations. The soulmate he imagines for himself is brilliant and dazzling with an array of talents and beauty. However, the gap between his splendid ideal and reality is sometimes wide. He should be careful not to confuse his romantic ideal with reality and become aware that his tendency to project may be a way of fleeing from himself.
Grant Denyer's birth chart indicates an emotional function which is expressed in a direct and fairly impulsive way. He enjoys reaching out to other people and making discoveries. An eternal teenager with his gaze riveted on the future, he is imbued with an eminently subjective and personal idealism.
Grant Denyer must straddle two important principles of his personality. He is both sensitive and intelligent, as well as hypersensitive and hyperemotive, which may inspire him to try to relieve others of their suffering and carry the whole world on his shoulders. The return from his dreams to reality is always traumatic for his psyche. It will be difficult for him to find fulfillment alone; aware of this, he will seek out someone who can protect him, as well as act as a guide.
Grant Denyer is dazzled by and attracted to social prominence or brilliant people. Although he may engage in quite a few adventures, he is liable to feel that his deepest desires remain unfulfilled. There is some chance that the person he cares for most will refuse to commit to him, or he may commit himself to an ambitious person who demands more than he can give.
Grant Denyer has a good balance between his need for movement and his tendency to be sedentary. He is just as likely to adapt to situations which require outbursts of initiative as to those which demand patience and perseverance.
Grant Denyer has a great emotional ideal, full of subtlety and tenderness. However, he tends to be overwhelmed by his imagination and may not be selective enough when choosing a partner. His romantic and trusting nature may make him vulnerable. Although he strives to establish peaceful, uncomplicated relations, he sometimes experiences painful disappointments. His artistic delicacy and refinement provide him with a sincere love of the arts, music, and literature. He is likely to be a gifted poet.
Grant Denyer has a strong mental and intellect.
Grant Denyer has a fairly skeptical temperament which relies on remarkable analytic and critical faculties. He is sensitive and curious, a keen observer of facts who collects detailed information he will later pore over and analyze. This type of logical, rational mind is extremely efficient for elaborating methods or sorting and classifying information. However, it sometimes lacks flexibility or broad-mindedness.
Grant expresses his thoughts and ideas carefully, but with a relative lack of spontaneity. He is rather introverted and looks inside himself for the solutions to the problems he encounters in life. Because he tends to mistrust customary thought patterns, his opinion is usually highly personal.
Grant Denyer has an intellectual faculties and wit which are sometimes slowed down because they are turned inward. Because he tends to be oriented toward himself, he rarely tries to communicate with others for the simple pleasure of doing so. Indeed, he sometimes feels misunderstood. Moreover, it seems difficult for him to express the complexity of his inner perceptions.
Grant Denyer has a lively and agile spirit. He is curious and open-minded, approaching various life experiences with an attitude free of dogmatism and prejudice. As a result of his great mental vitality, he tends to have an opinion on every subject, but he does not always have the patience necessary to examine a subject in-depth.
Grant Denyer enjoys manipulating expressions and concepts and amuses himself with witty remarks, satire, and controversy. If he learned to control his flow of words and elaborate his thoughts more, he could make a talented communicator. Because he is often too hasty to formulate and construct the arguments which would back up and inform his ideas, he is sometimes misunderstood.
Grant Denyer is often blind to the rashness of his judgments and convinced they are well-founded and objective, which sometimes irritates the people around him. If he were to succeed in disciplining his mind somewhat, he would have innumerable opportunities to apply his communications skills to a great career. However, he would do well to be careful of his nerves.
Grant Denyer has a definite taste for expression and communication. He cannot survive without giving voice to his thoughts and speaking to other people. He delight in his own power to persuade, captivate, and sway an audience with his words. Especially attracted to anything new and original, he immediately grasps the utility and value of the latest technology or philosophy, no matter how complicated it may be, and has a knack for explaining it to the uninitiated and popularizing it. Because he is fairly high strung, he may have trouble concentrating on a single subject for very long, unless it is a source of intellectual fascination or discovery. He may have to make some effort to overcome this inconsistency. His open-mindedness offers him creativity, which is a valuable commodity in many occupations: teaching, communications, advertising, etc. Regardless of the career he chooses, his personal development will involve intellectual activity and progress.