Franklin D. Roosevelt
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Franklin's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Franklin D. Roosevelt comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Franklin D. Roosevelt - 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 Franklin D. Roosevelt" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Franklin a little better. This page describes the disguise Roosevelt 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, Franklin D. Roosevelt always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Roosevelt will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 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. Franklin D. Roosevelt also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Roosevelt's environment is very important to Roosevelt.
Roosevelt 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. Franklin D. Roosevelt 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, Franklin rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Franklin D. Roosevelt as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Roosevelt 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. Franklin 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.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Franklin into trouble. Franklin D. Roosevelt tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Franklin D. Roosevelt needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about Franklin D. Roosevelt that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Also, Roosevelt tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Others may see Franklin as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Franklin D. Roosevelt could feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Saturn