approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of James' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way James Garner comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner James Garner - 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 Garner" 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 Garner 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, James Garner 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. James has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. James Garner very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Garner is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often James Garner will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Garner'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. James Garner 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 Garner is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for James 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 James Garner - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. James Garner 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 James.
Others see James Garner as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Garner 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 James Garner usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Garner may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that James Garner is always a bit off center.
James Garner also comes across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
James is adept and competent and has the ability to express himself well. James Garner likes to be in touch with people and is eager to share his views with them. His ability to give and receive mental stimulation attracts many fruitful conversations and relationships.
James Garner has a loving and kind-hearted personality and he loves other people. Garner can readily express his love and affection and others show their affection for Garner. James probably had a safe and secure childhood and was allowed to make friendships early in life.
James Garner has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. He is very sensitive and his emotional state depends a lot on the influence of his immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason, others may see James as a somewhat unstable person.
James has good organization skills and he knows how to arrange everything skillfully. Happy in teamwork and adept at negotiating, he can lead successful business meetings. James Garner can easily obtain all the information he needs in order to make the best deal.
Garner is cheerful, warm-hearted and social and he strives for a pleasant life. He likes to be seen in social circles and is charitable to his fellow man. It makes James Garner happy to be involved in many relationships and he is very sympathetic toward everyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mercury
Asc. Opposition Sun/Venus
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Venus/Jupiter