Billy Bob Thornton
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Billy's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Billy Bob Thornton comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Billy Bob Thornton - 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 Billy Bob Thornton" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Billy a little better. This page describes the disguise Thornton 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 Thornton's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Billy Bob Thornton wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Billy Bob Thornton wants, Billy Bob Thornton usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Billy 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. Billy Bob Thornton 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. Billy Bob Thornton usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Thornton approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Billy Bob Thornton 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 Thornton. When Billy Bob Thornton 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, Billy Bob Thornton 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 Billy Bob Thornton as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Billy Bob Thornton also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Billy Bob Thornton appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Billy Bob Thornton may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Billy Bob Thornton seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that he is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. Thornton tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.