approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Eric's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Eric Idle comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Eric Idle - 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 Eric Idle" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Eric a little better. This page describes the disguise Idle wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Eric Idle likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Idle must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Eric does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Eric Idle also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Idle will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Eric dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Idle admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Eric Idle befriends someone, Idle is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Eric expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Eric Idle often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Eric Idle has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Eric always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Eric Idle also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Eric more than anything else. Eric Idle feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Eric Idle tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Eric does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
Eric Idle appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Eric Idle may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Eric Idle radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Idle when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Eric's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Eric Idle also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Idle needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
Eric Idle comes across as responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities that encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Eric Idle was mature for his age.
His pleasant and friendly disposition enables Eric Idle to embark on quick personal relationships with other people. He enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to his environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node