approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Bertrand's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Bertrand Russell comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Bertrand Russell - 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 Bertrand Russell" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Bertrand a little better. This page describes the disguise Russell 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 Russell's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Bertrand Russell wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Bertrand Russell wants, Bertrand Russell usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Bertrand 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. Bertrand Russell 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. Bertrand Russell usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Russell approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Bertrand Russell 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 Russell. When Bertrand Russell 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, Bertrand Russell 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 Bertrand Russell as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Bertrand Russell also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
At times Bertrand Russell 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 Russell's glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Bertrand Russell irresistibly.
Bertrand Russell seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Russell is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Bertrand Russell appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which 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, Bertrand Russell seemed mature for his age.
Bertrand Russell has a loving and kind-hearted personality and he loves other people. Russell can readily express his love and affection and others show their affection for Russell. Bertrand probably had a safe and secure childhood and was allowed to make friendships early in life.
Russell is charming and very affectionate, and he expresses his feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to Bertrand Russell; he seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. Bertrand loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Venus
Asc. Opposition Venus/Mars