approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Garry's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Garry Trudeau comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Garry Trudeau - 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 Garry Trudeau" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Garry a little better. This page describes the disguise Trudeau wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Garry Trudeau will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Garry has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Garry Trudeau very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Trudeau is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Garry Trudeau will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Trudeau's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Garry Trudeau appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Trudeau is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Garry possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Garry Trudeau - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Garry Trudeau does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Garry.
Others see Garry Trudeau as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Trudeau shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Garry Trudeau usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Garry Trudeau seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Garry Trudeau has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Garry Trudeau has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Garry Trudeau seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Garry tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Garry has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Garry's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.