approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Cole's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Cole Porter comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Cole Porter - 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 Cole Porter" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Cole a little better. This page describes the disguise Porter 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, Cole Porter always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Porter will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Cole Porter 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. Cole Porter also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Porter's environment is very important to Porter.
Porter 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. Cole Porter 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, Cole rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Cole Porter as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Porter 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. Cole 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.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Cole Porter has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Cole Porter often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Cole's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Cole Porter also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Porter needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
Cole has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Cole Porter is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Porter must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Cole Porter 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 on a day to day level is rather easy for Porter. Cole Porter appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.