John Paul Jones
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of John Paul's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way John Paul Jones comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner John Paul Jones - 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 Paul Jones" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know John Paul a little better. This page describes the disguise Jones wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, John Paul Jones frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Jones, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. John Paul does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others John Paul Jones seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. John Paul dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Jones likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
John Paul Jones respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Jones' guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
John Paul Jones has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. John Paul Jones spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. John Paul exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Jones shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
John Paul Jones appears confident and self-assured and he makes a clear, strong impression on others. He is very concerned with the impact he makes on others and with getting personal recognition, sometimes too much so. John Paul Jones tends to dominate in relationships and to be oblivious to others' points of view if they differ very much from Jones' own.
He is impressionable, sympathetic, and responsive to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him. John Paul Jones harmonizes, blends, and adapts himself to other people. Often he is rather quiet, just listening and feeling. He is subtle and knows when to keep silent and wait. John Paul acts instinctively, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action.
John Paul Jones is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as John Paul Jones tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally John Paul Jones does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be John Paul's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
There is a certain depth and intensity about John Paul that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming John Paul Jones may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. John Paul has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Jones is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
John Paul Jones feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
John Paul Jones believes in good fellowship or comradeship and cultivates an active social life. His relationships tend to be very harmonious and his participation in group efforts is carried out with vigorous and energetic cooperation.
John Paul Jones tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to him. He is likely to think that other people are more important than he is and prefers to live in seclusion.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. John Paul Jones needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. John Paul has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Conjunct Asc.
Moon Conjunct Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Moon
Asc. Opposition Mars/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Saturn/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Uranus/Pluto