He/She is very, probably extremely, intelligent. But his/her intelligence is all in the external. Put any external problem in front of him/her and he/she will solve it rapidly and efficiently. But internally he/she is a mess. Hypersensitive and emotional, yet unable to connect with his/her real wants and feelings, or at least translate them into the external world in any direct way. His/Her emotions rule him/her, rather than the opposite. But his/her feelings are not recognized so any action he/she takes is empty - devoid of meaning.
He/She is capable of an enormous amount of work, but it gives him/her little joy, as work is as much a way for him/her to avoid looking at his/her feeling side as it is work for a definite goal.
He/She attempts to look inside, almost religiously, but after years of trying he/she still cannot see where his/her real feelings lie. He/She is a kaleidoscope, both internally and in many ways externally, preferring to have an external facade of perfection or inscrutability, and, in certain cases playing consciously with the facades he/she puts up to hide his/her real self. Only, his/her real self is invisible to him/her, he/she is hiding his/her own sense of shiftiness by being shifty. He/She is both extremely truthful and deceptive at the same time.
He/She is depressed and knows something is seriously wrong in his/her life, but he/she is unable, or unwilling, to express what is wrong. If asked, he/she will point to the inherent conflicts of life, wanting things he/she cannot have without sacrificing what he/she has while being unwilling to sacrifice what he/she has for what he/she needs. So he/she ends up internally conflicted. Nothing is good enough because he/she is not fully present to anything, in the sense that he/she keeps a private part detached from any external action. He/She watches from deep inside while he/she hedges any action in the external judging it based on internal motives that he/she keeps internal rather than expressed, if he/she percieves them him/herself even. I doubt he/she really does, because I have never heard him/her talk about them.
This has been going on for years. Rather than make real life-changing decisions for him/herself he/she has just played the automated game of keeping facades.
He/She needs to unite the opposities inside him/her. He/She is paying a high price for being split in this fashion. He/She is at war with herself and this war he/she percieves as reflected in the world around him/her. He/She is compelled to be in control of his/her surrounding world, because this control is internal as much as external. As soon as he/she lets down her guard everything falls apart. His/Her inner control is lost. This mechanism has exhausted him/her. It has driven him/her to great exertions at times interrupted by complete crashes. He/She is physically exhausted from her internal battles. He/She is looking for someone from the outside to take the pressure off him/her, but that is impossible since the pressure is internal .
His/Her biggest wish is for peace, but he/she cannot find any peace until he/she makes peace with him/herself. And the only way he/she can make peace with him/herself is to make friends with him/herself and see what drives him/her and what motivates him/her and what is really and truly him/herself and only him/herself.