approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Burgess' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Burgess Meredith comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Burgess Meredith - 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 Burgess Meredith" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Burgess a little better. This page describes the disguise Meredith wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Burgess Meredith will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Burgess has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Burgess Meredith very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Meredith is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Burgess Meredith will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Meredith's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Burgess Meredith appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Meredith is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Burgess possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Burgess Meredith - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Burgess Meredith does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Burgess.
Others see Burgess Meredith as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Meredith shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Burgess Meredith usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Burgess Meredith has a radiant, winning personality and others see him as a person used to achieving success. , Burgess Meredith is broadminded and is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. He is helpful and tolerant as long as his moral and ethical standards are respected.
Burgess has good organization skills and he knows how to arrange everything skillfully. Happy in teamwork and adept at negotiating, he can lead successful business meetings. Burgess Meredith can easily obtain all the information he needs in order to make the best deal.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Burgess Meredith needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Burgess has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Jupiter
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Uranus/Pluto