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 Roberts comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Eric Roberts - 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 Roberts" 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 Roberts wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Eric Roberts 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. Roberts 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 Roberts 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. Roberts 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.
Roberts admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Eric Roberts befriends someone, Roberts 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 Roberts 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 Roberts 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 Roberts 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 Roberts feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Eric Roberts has a sunny disposition that usually elicits a warm response from others. He is a wonderful entertainer and he has a gift for putting others in a good mood.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Eric Roberts likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, Roberts may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is Roberts' challenge.
He is very receptive to the influence of his environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use him. Eric Roberts has the ability to tune into the events around him, but he also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Leo Conjunct Ascendant in Leo
Mars Opposition Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Neptune