approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jiddu's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jiddu Krishnamurti comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jiddu Krishnamurti - 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 Jiddu Krishnamurti" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jiddu a little better. This page describes the disguise Krishnamurti wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Jiddu Krishnamurti is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Krishnamurti sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Jiddu's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Jiddu Krishnamurti himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Jiddu Krishnamurti is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Jiddu Krishnamurti is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Krishnamurti probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Krishnamurti's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Jiddu Krishnamurti as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Jiddu does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Jiddu Krishnamurti is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Jiddu Krishnamurti is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Jiddu Krishnamurti needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Krishnamurti's work or outside social activities.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Jiddu Krishnamurti has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Jiddu Krishnamurti often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Jiddu Krishnamurti seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that he is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. Krishnamurti tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Jiddu Krishnamurti which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Jiddu is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Jiddu Krishnamurti needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Krishnamurti is likely to go his own way in life and he ha a tendency to keep secluded from others. Always preoccupied with his own thoughts and ideas, Jiddu Krishnamurti gives other people the impression that he does not want to be bothered with their problems.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Saturn