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Robert Minard Garrels

Robert Minard Garrels (August 24, 1916 – March 8, 1988) was an American geochemist. Garrels applied experimental physical chemistry data and techniques to geology and geochemistry problems. The book Solutions, Minerals, and Equilibria co-authored in 1965 by Garrels and Charles L. Christ revolutionized aqueous geochemistry.

Garrels earned a bachelor's degree in geology from The University of Michigan in 1937. He went on to earn an M.S. degree from Northwestern in 1939, his thesis work was on iron ores of Newfoundland in 1938. His Ph.D was awarded in 1941 based on lab studies of complex formation between lead and chloride ions in aqueous solution.

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Some of their strengths

Robert Minard Garrels has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Practical, Smart, Sophisticated, Curious, Intuitive, Compassionate, and Loyal.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Robert Minard Garrels is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Robert Minard Garrels well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Robert Minard Garrels as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Inquisitive and Progressive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Robert Minard Garrels is someone who is an eternal student who is always interested in learning new things, and who has a desire to shake things up and change things.

They are also someone who is charismatic, compassionate, and understanding, and who is interested in expressing themselves through writing, public speaking, or teaching.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Robert Minard Garrels tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Robert Minard Garrels's challenges

While Robert Minard Garrels has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Robert Minard Garrels can be Difficult, Perfectionist, Emotional, Standoffish, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Sensitive.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Robert Minard Garrels's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Sensitive and Critical

Robert Minard Garrels is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Robert Minard Garrels also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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