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 Tweedy comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jeff Tweedy - 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 Tweedy" 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 Tweedy 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 Tweedy's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Jeff Tweedy wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Jeff Tweedy wants, Jeff Tweedy usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Jeff 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. Jeff Tweedy 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. Jeff Tweedy usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Tweedy approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Jeff Tweedy 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 Tweedy. When Jeff Tweedy 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, Jeff Tweedy 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 Jeff Tweedy as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Jeff Tweedy also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Jeff learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. All is well on the surface, but when trouble arises, Jeff Tweedy seems childish and needy. When he is in calmer waters, he appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in others.
Jeff Tweedy 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. Jeff coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Jeff Tweedy is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Tweedy seems to need others' approval first.
Tweedy may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself. Moreover, he may be seriously inhibited by an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.