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 Hamburg comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Hamburg - 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 Hamburg" 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 Hamburg wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, John Hamburg will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. John has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. John Hamburg very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Hamburg is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often John Hamburg will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Hamburg's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. John Hamburg appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Hamburg is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for John possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to John Hamburg - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. John Hamburg does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for John.
Others see John Hamburg as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Hamburg shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for John Hamburg usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
While tactful and personable, John Hamburg also enjoys being somewhat unconventional and he identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society. Hamburg can be seen as a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, iconoclast - or just a little "kooky". Shaking up people's rigid preconceptions and prejudices by being his own unique self is something John is known for!
John Hamburg appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, John Hamburg may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
John Hamburg radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Hamburg when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Venus Square Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.