approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Bob's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Bob Woodward comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Bob Woodward - 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 Bob Woodward" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Bob a little better. This page describes the disguise Woodward wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Bob Woodward always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Woodward will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Bob Woodward has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Bob Woodward also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Woodward's environment is very important to Woodward.
Woodward steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Bob Woodward tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Bob rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Bob Woodward as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Woodward has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Bob may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Bob Woodward seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Bob Woodward has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Bob Woodward has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
He is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Bob's personality. Bob Woodward may sometimes come across as a busybody to others. He may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before he makes up his own mind, and Woodward may thus appear to be indecisive.
Bob Woodward comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Woodward infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Bob Woodward does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.