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 Barrymore comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Barrymore - 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 Barrymore" 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 Barrymore 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 Barrymore's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When John Barrymore wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what John Barrymore wants, John Barrymore usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. John 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. John Barrymore 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. John Barrymore usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Barrymore approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. John Barrymore 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 Barrymore. When John Barrymore 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, John Barrymore 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 John Barrymore as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. John Barrymore also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
John Barrymore appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he had their best interest at heart. Because others view Barrymore as a tolerant, understanding and even wise person, they may also seek his counsel.
To others, he may come across as very gentle, malleable and easily taken in. As a result, people may take advantage of John Barrymore, especially through his pity or sympathy. If John seems to be continually disappointed in or deceived by others, he should try to see how his own naiveté may be a contributing factor.
John Barrymore comes across as unusual, highly independent, and free spirited. There is a touch of brilliance and creative genius in his demeanor. He is also restless and easily distracted, and tends to fly from one thing to another, which may leave the impression that Barrymore is unreliable.
John Barrymore has a tendency to live in a world of his own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. John wants to make a big impression, and with his dazzling personality he knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Neptune