approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Fred's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Fred Thompson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Fred Thompson - 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 Fred Thompson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Fred a little better. This page describes the disguise Thompson wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Thompson's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Fred Thompson wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Fred Thompson wants, Fred Thompson usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Fred wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Fred Thompson functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Fred Thompson usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Thompson approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Fred Thompson also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Thompson. When Fred Thompson commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Fred Thompson is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Fred Thompson as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Fred Thompson also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Fred Thompson 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 Fred Thompson may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Fred Thompson which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Fred is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Thompson sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Fred Thompson may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Fred should avoid always looking on the dark side.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Fred Thompson does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Fred's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.