approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of James' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way James McAvoy comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner James McAvoy - 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 James McAvoy" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know James a little better. This page describes the disguise McAvoy wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, James McAvoy 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. McAvoy 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 James does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
James McAvoy 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. McAvoy will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. James dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
McAvoy admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When James McAvoy befriends someone, McAvoy 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 - James expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, James McAvoy 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.
James McAvoy has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. James always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. James McAvoy 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 James more than anything else. James McAvoy feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about James' manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, James McAvoy also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. McAvoy needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who James McAvoy is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. James radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Trine Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.