approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jeff's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jeff Bridges comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jeff Bridges - 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 Jeff Bridges" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jeff a little better. This page describes the disguise Bridges wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Jeff Bridges always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Bridges will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Jeff Bridges has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Jeff Bridges also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Bridges' environment is very important to Bridges.
Bridges steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Jeff Bridges tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Jeff rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Jeff Bridges as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Bridges has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Jeff may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
He also possesses a lot of aggressive or combative energy, which could be channeled into the martial arts, or some form of disciplined athletic activity, with an emphasis on precision, form, and perfection of skills. Also, he is apt to wield his pen (or tongue) in an aggressive pointed manner! Jeff Bridges has to try and overcome his tendency to be sharp and sarcastic - it creates more conflict than necessary!
Jeff Bridges has a mature and rather heavy, solemn demeanor, and he tends to take himself and life too seriously. He possesses a great deal of self-control, self-discipline, and a very dominant conscience. He may be dogged by feelings of personal inadequacy and inhibition. Jeff Bridges seems authoritarian to others.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Jeff Bridges has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Jeff Bridges often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Jeff Bridges seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Jeff tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
His life is never a secret to anyone, for Bridges likes to publicize his plans and let people know exactly where he stands. Others are drawn to Jeff Bridges because of his conversational ability and people may often seek his advice.
Other people may consider his environment a bit strange and Bridges likes to surround himself with a certain air of mystery. Jeff Bridges tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert his power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Saturn Conjunct Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/MC
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/Pluto