approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Arnold's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Arnold Toynbee comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Arnold Toynbee - 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 Arnold Toynbee" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Arnold a little better. This page describes the disguise Toynbee wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Arnold Toynbee is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Toynbee sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Arnold's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Arnold Toynbee himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Arnold Toynbee is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Arnold Toynbee is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Toynbee probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Toynbee's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Arnold Toynbee as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Arnold does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Arnold Toynbee is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Arnold Toynbee is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Arnold Toynbee needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Toynbee's work or outside social activities.
Arnold Toynbee seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Arnold may appear standoffish, as if he judges them from afar.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Arnold into trouble. Arnold Toynbee tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Arnold Toynbee needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
Arnold Toynbee comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable, and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him, and cannot resist commenting about them.
Toynbee also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. Arnold Toynbee also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
His life is never a secret to anyone, for Toynbee likes to publicize his plans and let people know exactly where he stands. Others are drawn to Arnold Toynbee because of his ease in conversational ability and people often may seek his advice.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Arnold Toynbee needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Arnold has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/MC
Asc. Opposition Uranus/Pluto