approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Brad's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Brad Whitford comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Brad Whitford - 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 Brad Whitford" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Brad a little better. This page describes the disguise Whitford wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Brad Whitford meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Brad projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Whitford is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Brad Whitford may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Whitford is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Brad to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Brad Whitford feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Whitford's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Brad Whitford it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Brad Whitford is not a follower. Others see Brad as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Whitford presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Brad Whitford radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. He likes himself and it shows. He expects success in life and he generally achieves it. However, Whitford also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate himself, and he can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
Brad Whitford seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Brad may appear standoffish, as if he were judging them from afar.
Brad Whitford comes across as quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes he appears to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. Whitford tends to be restless, excitable and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
His emotional instincts, feelings and intuition play a big part in the decisions Brad Whitford makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets day-to-day is rather easy for Whitford. Brad Whitford appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Brad often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally, if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will strongly resist Brad Whitford and his objectives. Whitford might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.