approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joseph's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Joseph Cotten comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joseph Cotten - 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 Joseph Cotten" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joseph a little better. This page describes the disguise Cotten wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Joseph Cotten is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Joseph Cotten has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Cotten can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Joseph Cotten enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, Joseph never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Joseph Cotten has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Cotten may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Joseph Cotten responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. Joseph does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Cotten will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Cotten's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. Joseph Cotten becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Joseph Cotten tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
Joseph Cotten has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Joseph coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Joseph Cotten is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Cotten seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Sextile Asc.