approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jack's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jack Hawkins comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jack Hawkins - 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 Jack Hawkins" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jack a little better. This page describes the disguise Hawkins 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 Hawkins' quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Jack Hawkins wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Jack Hawkins wants, Jack Hawkins usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Jack 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. Jack Hawkins 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. Jack Hawkins usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Hawkins approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Jack Hawkins 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 Hawkins. When Jack Hawkins 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, Jack Hawkins 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 Jack Hawkins as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Jack Hawkins also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Jack Hawkins 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 Jack Hawkins may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
He is assertive and bold. Jack Hawkins is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. Jack generally gets along better with men than with women because his approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. He can be a bit too forceful. However, Jack Hawkins' boldness is his calling card, and most people feel that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Jack that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Jack Hawkins may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Jack has causes, passions or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Hawkins is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.