approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of James' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way James Righton comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner James Righton - 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 Righton" 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 Righton 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 Righton's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When James Righton wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what James Righton wants, James Righton usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. James 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. James Righton 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. James Righton usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Righton approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. James Righton 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 Righton. When James Righton 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, James Righton 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 James Righton as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. James Righton also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
James Righton has a great fear of losing control or letting down his guard, which prevents him from opening up to other people.
Expressing himself in an open, non-defensive way does not come easily to Righton, and at times he feels like a pressure cooker, holding a great deal of his passionate feelings and drives inside. Because he does not share his deepest self readily, James may begin to believe that the feelings he has are uncommon and even shameful or evil. James Righton tends to think the worst of himself. He projects a secretive, dark, mysterious, or "bad" image to others.
On the positive side, James Righton is capable of enormous discipline and serious, sustained effort in whatever area he chooses.
James Righton can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about James that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Righton is around.
James Righton has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. James coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, James Righton is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Righton seems to need others' approval first.
James Righton has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but he is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in his relationships constantly. His somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if he is not careful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant in Scorpio
Sun Sextile Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Uranus