In addition to enjoying talk, games and trivia (as described on the previous page), Ben Stiller also constantly seeks the bigger picture and is drawn to education, sociology, politics, philosophy and astronomy because these areas explore the broader context of an issue rather than just the immediate details. Ben has an insatiable curiosity and very wide-ranging tastes and interests. He is not able to specialize in one specific area, but rather flourishes in a situation that presents him with a lot of different options and requires flexibility and adaptability to a wide range of circumstances.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Ben Stiller, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Ben Stiller probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Stiller can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Ben Stiller has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Stiller always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Ben Stiller has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Ben has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Stiller expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Ben's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Ben Stiller enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Stiller.
His energies are directed toward either honing his professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Ben Stiller is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and he is quite a perfectionist!
Stiller can easily become overly identified or involved with the task he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Ben Stiller tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Ben Stiller has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Ben Stiller often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Ben has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Ben sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Ben really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Ben Stiller has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Ben Stiller tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Moon
Sun Square Saturn