mental interests and abilities
He is an exacting perfectionist with a clear, logical, analytical mind and an aptitude for work that requires meticulous attention to detail and efficient organization. Well-grounded and pragmatic, Hoffman tends to develop specialized skills and technical expertise in some practical field. Knowledge, ideas, and theories do not really interest Dustin Hoffman unless they are useful in a tangible way. He is inclined to analyze, measure, and dissect everything and to miss nuances, subtle shades of feeling and meaning. His strengths are in his precise thinking, careful craftsmanship, and mastery of technical skills. Dustin Hoffman tends to be very good at what he does and critical of others' work if it does not meet his high standards.
The mysterious and the unknown fascinate Dustin Hoffman and he may investigate the supernatural or something that is hidden or taboo. Hoffman needs to know what is going on behind the scenes. He is also deeply curious about or astute about economic, political, or social power, big business, and the motives and powers behind the social facade.
He is a natural psychologist or counselor, interested in the inner motivations, feelings, personal life, relationships, and problems of others. Hoffman is a sympathetic listener and he also loves to discuss (endlessly!) his own experiences and feelings. Dustin Hoffman tends to be very personal and subjective in his point of view. He has a talent for getting others to talk about their lives, dreams, desires, and other things that are personally meaningful to them. Dustin Hoffman could be an excellent interviewer, reporter, or biographer. Idle talk and gossip are his vices.
The study of the past - history, archeology, genealogy, etc. - is of great interest to him. Psychology, symbolism, mythology, and languages are also areas that Dustin Hoffman is drawn to.
Independent and freethinking, Dustin Hoffman dislikes being told what to do and how to do it, and he especially does not like being told how to think, for Dustin insists on discovering his own truth. Dustin Hoffman does well in a rather unstructured environment that allows him to make his own decisions and to respond to the needs of the moment, rather than following a routine, standardized way of doing things. He is also suited to a fast-paced atmosphere, which Hoffman finds exciting and stimulating. His mind functions in an intuitive, nonlinear fashion and sudden insights and flashes of inspiration often come to him "out of the blue". Dustin has an aptitude for science and new technologies especially interest him. Dustin Hoffman also has a penchant for astrology or other esoteric sciences.
His mind does not function in a linear, logical manner and Dustin Hoffman is often unable to express his thoughts in simple, everyday language. Symbols, images, art, or music better express his ideas. Flights of imagination and fantasy carry Dustin into strange and beautiful worlds, and he could develop the ability to transcribe some of his perceptions to share with others, for example, by writing fantasy, fiction, lyrics, or poetry. Hoffman is sensitive to nuances and possess intuitive or psychic gifts, but he may become confused between imagination and true perception. Dustin Hoffman has a strong mystical and idealistic bent, and has difficulty concentrating his attention on practical or mundane activities. He is strongly attracted to metaphysical and spiritual topics.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Virgo
Mercury in 8th house
Moon Conjunct Mercury
Mercury Trine Uranus
Mercury Conjunct Neptune