approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of John's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way John Payne comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Payne - 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 John Payne" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know John a little better. This page describes the disguise Payne 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, John Payne always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Payne will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
John Payne 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. John Payne also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Payne's environment is very important to Payne.
Payne 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. John Payne 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, John rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see John Payne as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Payne 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. John 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.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, John Payne 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, John Payne often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
John Payne has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, John will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Payne can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally John Payne does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be John's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
He is very sociable, has a harmonious disposition, and is able to have happy relationships with people in his environment. His eternal optimism brings John Payne the affinity of many people with whom he will have many joyful experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/MC