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Fayad Jamís

Fayad Jamís (1930–1988) was a Cuban poet, painter, designer, journalist and translator. He was born in Zacatecas, Mexico to a Lebanese-Cuban father and a Mexican mother. Moving to Cuba at the age of six, Jamis trained at the San Alexandro Academy before gaining renown as an abstract painter. He was a member of the modernist group of Cuban painters known as "Las Once" ("The Eleven").

Jamís lived in Paris in the 1950s, and attended the Sorbonne. The surrealist writer Andre Breton was a supporter of his work, and he co-exhibited with the sculptor Agustin Cardenas. Jamis returned to Cuba in 1959 and became involved in a wide range of activities including teaching, painting, and writing. He served as cultural attache in the Cuban embassy in Mexico for over a decade.

Jamis received the Casa de las Américas prize for his book Por Esta Libertad (For This Liberty). His paintings can be seen in collections in Cuba and abroad. He often used pseudonyms such as Fernando Moro, Onirio Estrada or the initials F.J.N.

Jamis died in Havana in 1988. A bookshop is named after him in Calle Obispo in Havana Vieja.

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Some of their strengths

Fayad Jamís has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intuitive, Intelligent, Passionate, Independent, Loyal, Optimistic, and Altruistic.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Fayad Jamís is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Charming and Sophisticated

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Fayad Jamís well know them as someone who can be classy, glamorous, and worldly, like jewelry.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Fayad Jamís as someone who is altruistic, inventive, energetic, and socially-conscious.

Who is inventive, open-minded and inquisitive, optimistic and cooperative, and who loves working together with others.

Perceptive and Visionary

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Fayad Jamís is someone who has a natural awareness about what is going on in the surrounding environment and the world at large, and a refined vision of how to navigate it.

They are also someone who is active, giving, optimistic, and cheerful, and who possesses a charisma that attracts friends and admirers.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Fayad Jamís tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Fayad Jamís's challenges

While Fayad Jamís has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Fayad Jamís can be Stubborn, Unrealistic, Complicated, Brusque, Suspicious, Indecisive, and Anxious.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Fayad Jamís's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Fayad Jamís must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs, and can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Anxious and Inflexible

Fayad Jamís is someone who can be high-strung, impatient, and inflexible, who can be "penny wise and pound foolish", have poor listening skills, and who can be intolerant of people who share a different world view.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Fayad Jamís also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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