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 Stiller comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ben Stiller - 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 Stiller" 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 Stiller wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ben Stiller is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Ben Stiller has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Stiller can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Ben Stiller enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, Ben never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Ben Stiller has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Stiller may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Ben Stiller responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. Ben does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Stiller will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Stiller's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. Ben Stiller becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Ben Stiller tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
Ben Stiller radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. He likes himself and it shows. He expects success in life and he generally achieves it. However, Stiller also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate himself, and he can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
The way Ben Stiller comes across to others, particularly at first impression, tends to conceal certain important facets of his character. Specifically, what gives Ben pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent based on Stiller's outward demeanor. Ben Stiller seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
He projects himself with vigor and energy and impresses others with the force of his personality. His will power probably developed early in life and Ben Stiller takes control of whatever situation he is involved in.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mars