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 Nicholson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jack Nicholson - 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 Nicholson" 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 Nicholson wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Jack Nicholson 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. Nicholson 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 Jack does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Jack Nicholson 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. Nicholson will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Jack dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Nicholson admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Jack Nicholson befriends someone, Nicholson 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 - Jack expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Jack Nicholson 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.
Jack Nicholson has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Jack always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Jack Nicholson 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 Jack more than anything else. Jack Nicholson feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Jack Nicholson has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Jack Nicholson often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Jack Nicholson is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Jack radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
To others, Jack Nicholson appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Jack that inspired people to rely on him. Nicholson keeps his cool in most situations.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Jack Nicholson makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets on a day to day level is rather easy for Nicholson. Jack Nicholson appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Jack Nicholson tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and he may feel that he has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by his surroundings. Nicholson is likely to feel hemmed in and consider dealing with others quite burdensome.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Saturn