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Thorleif Schjelderup

Thorleif Schjelderup (20 January 1920 – 28 May 2006) was a Norwegian ski jumper, author and environmentalist.

He was born to Ferdinand Schjelderup and Marie Leigh Vogt. His father was a Supreme Court judge, a mountaineering pioneer, and a leader of the Norwegian resistance movement during World War II. His son grew up in Oslo, where he took up ski jumping. He placed fourth at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1940 and second in 1946 and 1948. In 1948 he also won bronze medals at the national championships and Winter Olympics and graduated in law from the Oslo University. On 15 March 1950 he became the first Norwegian athlete to break the 100 m barrier when he jumped over 106 m in Planica, Yugoslavia. He retired in 1953 to become a ski jumping coach with Italian (1953–56) and Norwegian national teams (1956–1962).Besides ski jumping Schjelderup was known as an author, photographer and environmentalist who traveled around the country to promote outdoor activities. He published 10 books, mostly about ski jumping and nature, including the first Norwegian textbook on environmentalism for the elementary school in 1973.Schjelderup was married to the Norwegian actress and playwright Sossen Krohg from 1942 to 1947. In 1948 he met the African-American singer Anne Brown. She moved with him to Oslo where the couple eventually married. After their separation in 1969 he lived with the musical actress and singer Ranveig Eckhoff until 1985, and for several years they stayed in Stockholm.

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Some of their strengths

Thorleif Schjelderup has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Hardworking, Loyal, Imaginative, Practical, Kind, and Diplomatic.

Smart and Hardworking

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Thorleif Schjelderup is someone who is a smart, hardworking, reliable, and loyal person, who is detail-oriented and orderly, but also generous and optimistic. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Thorleif Schjelderup well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Methodical and Exacting

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

Assertive and Protective

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Thorleif Schjelderup is someone who is a somewhat private person who has a strong personality and ability to read other people.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Patient and Perseverent

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Thorleif Schjelderup tends to be someone who is patient, faithful, hardworking and persistent, and who wants to achieve a lot in life. Who tends to be rather private when it comes to expressing feelings, enjoys being independent and self-sufficient, and who is not afraid of any obstacle.

Some of Thorleif Schjelderup's challenges

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

For example, Thorleif Schjelderup can be Sensitive, Suspicious, Stubborn, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Critical, and Non-confrontational.

Suspicious and Stubborn

One of Thorleif Schjelderup's key challenges is that they are someone who can be suspicious and stubborn.

Thorleif Schjelderup must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Sensitive and Critical

Thorleif Schjelderup 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.

Callous and Stubborn

Finally, Thorleif Schjelderup also can come across as cold and unemotional, be too dismissive of others' opinions, and be overly suspicious, selfish and crafty.

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