approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ben's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ben Barnes comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ben Barnes - 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 Ben Barnes" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ben a little better. This page describes the disguise Barnes wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Barnes' quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Ben Barnes wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Ben Barnes wants, Ben Barnes usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Ben wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Ben Barnes functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Ben Barnes usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Barnes approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Ben Barnes also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Barnes. When Ben Barnes commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Ben Barnes is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Ben Barnes as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Ben Barnes also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Ben learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. All is well on the surface, but when trouble arises, Ben Barnes seems childish and needy. When he is in calmer waters, he appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in others.
Ben Barnes can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Ben that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Barnes is around.
He is very receptive to the influence of his environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use him. Ben Barnes has the ability to tune into the events around him, but he also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
At times Ben Barnes may feel that he is all alone in the world and that other people only cause him difficulties. Constantly bounced to and fro by others, Ben has a strong desire to free himself from his stressful surroundings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Uranus