John Nash Jr.
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 Nash Jr. comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Nash Jr. - 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 Nash Jr." 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 Nash wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
John Nash Jr. appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. John has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Nash tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Nash.
Nash approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, John Nash Jr. is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color John's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for John and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. John Nash Jr. empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and John Nash Jr. is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. John Nash Jr. communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
John never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. John Nash Jr. tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. John does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
His emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and John Nash Jr. could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Nash may wish he was not so easy to read.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get John into trouble. John Nash Jr. tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. John Nash Jr. needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
Nash may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself, and an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line is apt to inhibit John quite a bit.
John Nash Jr. tends to be somewhat inhibited and may feel uncomfortable when he is with other people. John should try to avoid unpleasant, untruthful or deceptive individuals in order to prevent misunderstandings or disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Moon Square Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/N. Node