approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Abbie's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Abbie Hoffman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Abbie Hoffman - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Abbie Hoffman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Abbie a little better. This page describes the disguise Hoffman wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Abbie Hoffman will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Abbie has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Abbie Hoffman very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Hoffman is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Abbie Hoffman will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Hoffman's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Abbie Hoffman appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Hoffman is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Abbie possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Abbie Hoffman - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Abbie Hoffman does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Abbie.
Others see Abbie Hoffman as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Hoffman shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Abbie Hoffman usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
His emotional responses, feelings and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Abbie Hoffman could come across as rather moody and fickle. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Hoffman may wish he were not so easy to read.
Abbie Hoffman has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Abbie will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Hoffman can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Abbie Hoffman does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Abbie's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Abbie Hoffman has a strong desire to make an extraordinary or unusual impression on his environment. Abbie has the ability to fascinate and sweep others along, but he can also be quite inconsiderate and ruthless.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Pluto