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 Boswell comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Boswell - 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 Boswell" 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 Boswell 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 Boswell always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Boswell will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
John Boswell 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 Boswell also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Boswell's environment is very important to Boswell.
Boswell 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 Boswell 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 Boswell as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Boswell 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.
John Boswell 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, Boswell can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
The image that John Boswell projects to the world and the person he really is inside are considerably different. So much so that at times John may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Boswell makes may actually be misleading. There is also much complexity and tension within him, and John Boswell often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of himself.
Boswell is charming and very affectionate, and he expresses his feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to John Boswell; he seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. John loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to him.
His pleasant and friendly disposition enables John Boswell to embark on quick personal relationships with other people. He enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to his environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Mars
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node