approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dustin's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dustin Hoffman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dustin Hoffman - 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 Dustin Hoffman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dustin a little better. This page describes the disguise Hoffman wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Dustin Hoffman frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Hoffman, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Dustin does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Dustin Hoffman seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Dustin dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Hoffman likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Dustin Hoffman respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Hoffman's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Dustin Hoffman has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Dustin Hoffman spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Dustin exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Hoffman shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
In addition to his responsible and mature demeanor, Dustin Hoffman also radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism which inspires trust and good feelings in others. He expects success in life and he generally achieves it. Dustin Hoffman tends to create opportunities for himself wherever he goes, through his sincerity and positive attitude.
Dustin Hoffman appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Hoffman understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Dustin Hoffman really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
Dustin Hoffman appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Hoffman infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Dustin Hoffman does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Dustin Hoffman which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Dustin is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Dustin Hoffman needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
The image that Dustin Hoffman projects to the world and the person he really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Dustin may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Hoffman makes may actually be misleading. Within him, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Dustin Hoffman often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of his.
Dustin Hoffman has a strong desire to build an image of his that captivates everyone around him, and with his attractive and fascinating personality, he has the ability to influence many people. Dustin is likely to have some unusual love affairs.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant in Capricorn
Moon Trine Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Pluto