approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Anthony's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tony Franciosa comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tony Franciosa - 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 Tony Franciosa" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Anthony a little better. This page describes the disguise Franciosa 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, Tony Franciosa 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. Anthony has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Tony Franciosa very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Franciosa is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Tony Franciosa will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Franciosa'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. Tony Franciosa 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 Franciosa is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Anthony 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 Tony Franciosa - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Tony Franciosa 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 Anthony.
Others see Tony Franciosa as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Franciosa 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 Tony Franciosa usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Tony Franciosa appears confident and self-assured and he makes a definite impression on other people: He cannot be ignored. Personal recognition and acclaim for Franciosa's creative efforts is very, very important to Franciosa. While Anthony wants to be a sweetheart or a "nice guy", Tony Franciosa will often find himself in leadership positions in which he needs to confront people or assert his authority decisively.
He is mentally active and restless and he likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Tony Franciosa expresses himself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
Tony Franciosa 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.