Public Figure Profiles

John Weir

John Weir is an American writer. He is the author of two novels, The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket (HarperCollins, 1989), which won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction at the 2nd Lambda Literary Awards in 1990, and for which he received an NEA Fellowship in Fiction in 1991; and What I Did Wrong (Viking, 2006).In the early 1990s, he was a Contributing Editor at Details; and he has published nonfiction in The New York Times, Spin, Rolling Stone, and elsewhere. His short fiction has appeared in Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Subtropics, and elsewhere.In 1991, in conjunction with ACT UP New York's Day of Desperation action to draw attention to government and media neglect of the global AIDS crisis, Weir and several fellow activists interrupted The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.

Weir is associate professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York, where he has taught English and Creative Writing since 1993, and where he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

His story collection Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me won the 2020 AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, and was published by Red Hen Press in 2022.

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Some of their strengths

John Weir has many admirable traits.

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

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, John Weir is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who really cares about helping others make the most of what they have.

Charming and Sophisticated

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

Inventive and Clever

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe John Weir 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.

Charismatic and Instinctual

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, John Weir is someone who handles stress better than most people, and who tends to have a powerful charisma and convictions.

They are also someone who is intuitive, imaginative, and an agent of change, and who is always dreaming of life's great possibilities and partnering with people to try to achieve those possibilities.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, John Weir tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of John Weir's challenges

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

For example, John Weir can be Emotional, Rebellious, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Emotionally Distant, Standoffish, and Unfocused.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of John Weir's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

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

Unfocused and Indecisive

John Weir 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.

Serious and Callous

Finally, John Weir also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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