approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Barry's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Barry Gibb comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Barry Gibb - 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 Barry Gibb" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Barry a little better. This page describes the disguise Gibb 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, Barry Gibb 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. Barry has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Barry Gibb very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Gibb is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Barry Gibb will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Gibb'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. Barry Gibb 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 Gibb is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Barry 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 Barry Gibb - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Barry Gibb 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 Barry.
Others see Barry Gibb as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Gibb 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 Barry Gibb usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Barry Gibb seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Barry Gibb has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Barry Gibb has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
Barry Gibb comes across as responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities that encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Barry Gibb was mature for his age.
Gibb's intellect and emotions are well balanced. Barry has the ability to manage his feelings superbly and has a cautious, adaptable and open way about him. Barry Gibb likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Mercury