approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Andy's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Andy Kaufman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Andy Kaufman - 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 Andy Kaufman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Andy a little better. This page describes the disguise Kaufman wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Andy Kaufman likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Kaufman must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Andy does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Andy Kaufman also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Kaufman will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Andy dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Kaufman admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Andy Kaufman befriends someone, Kaufman is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Andy expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Andy Kaufman often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Andy Kaufman has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Andy always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Andy Kaufman also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Andy more than anything else. Andy Kaufman feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Andy Kaufman tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Andy does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
He is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Andy's personality. Andy Kaufman may seem to be a busybody to others sometimes. He may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before making up his own mind, and Kaufman may thus appear to be indecisive.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Andy Kaufman likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, Kaufman may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is Kaufman's challenge.
Andy Kaufman tends to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in his surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.
At times his desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Kaufman does things that go against his better judgment. Even Andy's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Andy Kaufman needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
He is intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. Intellectually competitive, Andy Kaufman is fond of debating with others and could have some stormy proceedings. Andy present his position skillfully, defends it ably and finds satisfaction in doing so.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Mars Opposition Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Mars