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 Hodiak comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Hodiak - 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 Hodiak" 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 Hodiak 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 Hodiak always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Hodiak will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
John Hodiak 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 Hodiak also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Hodiak's environment is very important to Hodiak.
Hodiak 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 Hodiak 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 Hodiak as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Hodiak 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.
He is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of John's personality. John Hodiak may sometimes come across as a busybody to others. He may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before he makes up his own mind, and Hodiak may thus appear to be indecisive.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about John Hodiak which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that John is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Hodiak sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, John Hodiak may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. John should avoid always looking on the dark side.
John Hodiak 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 image that John Hodiak 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 Hodiak makes may actually be misleading. There is also much complexity and tension within him, and John Hodiak often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of himself.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Uranus