approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Benjamin's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Benjamin Bratt comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Benjamin Bratt - 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 Benjamin Bratt" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Benjamin a little better. This page describes the disguise Bratt wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Benjamin Bratt is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Benjamin tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Bratt's way of dealing with problems.
Benjamin Bratt may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Bratt's emotional balance and well-being.
Benjamin Bratt is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Benjamin Bratt probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Bratt's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Bratt, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Bratt's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Bratt will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Benjamin Bratt overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Bratt's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Benjamin through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Bratt's more rational friends. Benjamin Bratt certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Benjamin Bratt has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Benjamin Bratt to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
At times Benjamin Bratt comes across to others as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or he may get involved in relationships which are "fatal attractions", where he acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality in Bratt's glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Benjamin Bratt irresistibly.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Benjamin Bratt which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Benjamin is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Benjamin Bratt needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Benjamin Bratt comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable, and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him, and cannot resist commenting about them.
Bratt also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. Benjamin Bratt also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Benjamin Bratt has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Benjamin coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Benjamin Bratt is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Bratt seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.