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 Mankiewicz comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joseph Mankiewicz - 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 Mankiewicz" 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 Mankiewicz wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Mankiewicz's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Joseph Mankiewicz wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Joseph Mankiewicz wants, Joseph Mankiewicz usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Joseph wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Joseph Mankiewicz functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Joseph Mankiewicz usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Mankiewicz approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Joseph Mankiewicz also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Mankiewicz. When Joseph Mankiewicz commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Joseph Mankiewicz is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Joseph Mankiewicz as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Joseph Mankiewicz also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Joseph Mankiewicz has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Joseph Mankiewicz often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Joseph Mankiewicz seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Joseph tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Joseph that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Joseph Mankiewicz may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Joseph has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Mankiewicz is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Joseph has strong leadership qualities and finds it natural to take charge of his family environment. He throws himself wholeheartedly into all his affairs, does not like others to make demands on him, but Joseph Mankiewicz will willingly give of his in most situations.
Mankiewicz is cheerful, warm-hearted and social and he strives for a pleasant life. He likes to be seen in social circles and is charitable to his fellow man. It makes Joseph Mankiewicz happy to be involved in many relationships and he is very sympathetic toward everyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Mars
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Jupiter