Public Figure Profiles

John Collias

John George Collias (June 12, 1918 – March 29, 2017) was a Western American painter, illustrator, and commercial artist. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he lived and worked in Boise, Idaho, since the early 1940s and contributed work to the Idaho Statesman, Boise Weekly, Life Magazine, the Gowen Field Beacon, the Allen Noble Boise State Athletic Hall of Fame, the College of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame, and to the books Sawtooth Tales by Dick D'Easum and John Collias: Round About the Boise Valley. Collias' prolific work spans a number of genres including portraiture, landscape art, wartime military posters, ad and billboard art. He was perhaps best known regionally as the artist behind "A Portrait of A Distinguished Citizen," a weekly portrait feature that ran in the Idaho Statesman from 1963 to 1993.

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Some of their strengths

John Collias has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Energetic, Passionate, Optimistic, Bold, Confident, and Extroverted.

Charming and Quick-witted

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, John Collias is someone who is a charming, quick-witted, and energetic person who combines passion and intelligence with an ability to feel what others are feeling and to effectively communicate with them. A person who defines themself by their friends and what groups they belong to.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know John Collias well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe John Collias as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Intelligent and Leadership-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, John Collias is someone who is able to see things that others don't, and who can be an effective guide or mentor to others.

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Logical and Reasonable

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, John Collias tends to be someone who is understanding, logical, and reasonable. Who can be intellectual and intuitive, speak the truth at any cost, be witty and sociable, and live life to its fullest.

Some of John Collias's challenges

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

For example, John Collias can be Emotional, Hypocritical, Self-centered, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Domineering, and Impatient.

Hypocritical and Self-centered

One of John Collias's key challenges is that they are someone who can be perceived as hypocritical and self-centered.

John Collias must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Domineering and Impatient

John Collias is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Indecisive and Distracted

Finally, John Collias also can have a hard time staying focused and can easily become restless.

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