Public Figure Profiles

John Kirwan

Sir John James Patrick Kirwan is a New Zealand mental health advocate, former rugby union and rugby league player, and former rugby union coach.

A wing, he played for Auckland in the 1980s and 1990s, when they dominated New Zealand rugby. He played in 63 tests for New Zealand, and scored 35 tries, making him one of the highest try scorers in international rugby union history. He was part of the New Zealand team that won the first Rugby World Cup in 1987. He also played rugby league for the Auckland Warriors in their first two seasons in 1995 and 1996.

After retiring, he moved into coaching, and was the head coach of Japanese club NEC, the Italy and Japan national teams, and the Blues in Super Rugby, until he stepped down in 2015.

He has written two books on the subject of mental health, has spoken openly about his battles with depression and been honoured for his services to mental health.

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Some of their strengths

John Kirwan has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Strong, Creative, Generous, Honest, Perseverent, and Loyal.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, John Kirwan is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is known for being diligent and strong.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know John Kirwan well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe John Kirwan as someone who is flexible, intelligent, and quick-witted.

A person who likes to be creative, and to be recognized for their artistic talents. Who possesses intelligence, mental discipline, and ambition, and who does well in relationships and partnerships.

Stable and Creative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, John Kirwan is someone who thrives in volatile situations, and who tends to be a source of stability and comfort for others who are experiencing challenging times .

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, John Kirwan tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of John Kirwan's challenges

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

For example, John Kirwan can be Stubborn, Impulsive, Careless, Idle, Emotional, Standoffish, and Unfocused.

Impulsive and Careless

One of John Kirwan's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

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

Unfocused and Indecisive

John Kirwan is someone who can be scattered, restless, and insensitive, be distracted by fluctuating professional interests, be a workaholic, and who can be arrogant and have difficulty accepting advice.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, John Kirwan also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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