Jean-Claude Van Damme
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jean-Claude's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jean-Claude Van Damme comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jean-Claude Van Damme - 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 Jean-Claude Van Damme" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jean-Claude a little better. This page describes the disguise Van Damme 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, Jean-Claude Van Damme 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. Jean-Claude has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Jean-Claude Van Damme very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Van Damme is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Jean-Claude Van Damme will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Van Damme'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. Jean-Claude Van Damme 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 Van Damme is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Jean-Claude 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 Jean-Claude Van Damme - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Jean-Claude Van Damme 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 Jean-Claude.
Others see Jean-Claude Van Damme as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Van Damme 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 Jean-Claude Van Damme usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Jean-Claude Van Damme has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Van Damme is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
He may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of his goals and chooses to lead a life on his own. But at the same time Jean-Claude Van Damme often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Asc. Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/MC