You can see anything that you want in people. When I was married to my first wife, I looked for the beauty in her and that is what I saw. I saw something different after we went through our divorce. I can find an “arrogant” person in anyone. I can also hone in on peoples’ “independent” traits. Everyone has a little bit of every trait in them. If you want to find it, you will.
If I were to build up enough creditability with you, I can describe a Pisces any way that I want and that is what you would see in the next Pisces that you meet. It is very similar to racism. If you grew up with your parents telling you that a certain ethnic group is lazy, you would probably only see lazy people in that group.
I tried to keep this in mind the whole time that I have been researching astrology. I read personality descriptions with great cynicism. I use other peoples’ descriptions as a starting point, but it is something that I need to see myself.
To avoid all of this “Brain Washing,” I try to concentrate on less subjective things. I look at how people interact with other people. Who are their best friends? I also look at people in different careers and see how well they perform their jobs. I will cover this in more detail later in the book. The main thing to keep in mind is that you may get brain washed. Try to fight it without throwing away everything.