approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Bruce's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Bruce Boxleitner comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Bruce Boxleitner - 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 Bruce Boxleitner" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Bruce a little better. This page describes the disguise Boxleitner wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Bruce Boxleitner has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Boxleitner as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Bruce does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Bruce Boxleitner is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Boxleitner can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Boxleitner has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Bruce Boxleitner appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Bruce often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Bruce is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Boxleitner's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Bruce Boxleitner has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Boxleitner is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Bruce Boxleitner appears confident and self-assured and he makes a clear, strong impression on others. He is very concerned with the impact he makes on others and with getting personal recognition, sometimes too much so. Bruce Boxleitner tends to dominate in relationships and to be oblivious to others' points of view if they differ very much from Boxleitner's own.
He is mentally active and restless and he likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Bruce Boxleitner expresses himself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Bruce Boxleitner is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Bruce radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Bruce has an adept and competent manner and the ability to express himself well. Bruce Boxleitner likes to be in touch with people and is eager to share his views with them. His ability to give and receive mental stimulation invites many fruitful conversations and relationships.
He may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of his goals and chooses to lead a life on his own. But at the same time Bruce Boxleitner often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mercury
Asc. Opposition Saturn/MC