approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jim's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jim Jarmusch comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jim Jarmusch - 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 Jim Jarmusch" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jim a little better. This page describes the disguise Jarmusch wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Jim Jarmusch likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Jarmusch must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Jim does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Jim Jarmusch also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Jarmusch will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Jim dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Jarmusch admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Jim Jarmusch befriends someone, Jarmusch is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Jim expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Jim Jarmusch often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Jim Jarmusch has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Jim always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Jim Jarmusch also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Jim more than anything else. Jim Jarmusch feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Jim Jarmusch tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Jim does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
Jim Jarmusch comes across as responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities that encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Jim Jarmusch was mature for his age.
Jim Jarmusch tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around him, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
The initial impression Jarmusch makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Jim thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Jim Jarmusch may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems as though he does not stand behind it as vigorously as he would like. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Jim Jarmusch tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
He projects himself with vigor and energy and impresses others with the force of his personality. His will power probably developed early in life and Jim Jarmusch takes control of whatever situation he is involved in.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mars