A. Spencer Paterson
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Arthur Spencer's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way A. Spencer Paterson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner A. Spencer Paterson - 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 A. Spencer Paterson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Arthur Spencer a little better. This page describes the disguise Paterson 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, A. Spencer Paterson 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. Arthur Spencer has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. A. Spencer Paterson very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Paterson is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often A. Spencer Paterson will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Paterson'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. A. Spencer Paterson 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 Paterson is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Arthur Spencer 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 A. Spencer Paterson - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. A. Spencer Paterson 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 Arthur Spencer.
Others see A. Spencer Paterson as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Paterson 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 A. Spencer Paterson usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who A. Spencer Paterson is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Arthur Spencer radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about A. Spencer Paterson which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Arthur Spencer is able to say or do just the right thing for them. A. Spencer Paterson needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
A. Spencer Paterson has a strong desire to make an extra-ordinary or unusual impression on his environment. Arthur Spencer has the ability to fascinate and sweep along others, but he can also be quite inconsiderate and ruthless.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Arthur Spencer lacks the vitality to do so. A. Spencer Paterson tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining himself too much. Quite often, though, his plans just seem to hang in the air.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Mars/Neptune