Joseph Kennedy Jr.
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 Kennedy Jr. comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joseph Kennedy 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 Joseph Kennedy Jr." 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 Kennedy wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Joseph Kennedy Jr. will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Joseph has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Joseph Kennedy Jr. very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Kennedy is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Joseph Kennedy Jr. will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Kennedy's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Joseph Kennedy Jr. appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Kennedy is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Joseph possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Joseph Kennedy Jr. - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Joseph Kennedy Jr. does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Joseph.
Others see Joseph Kennedy Jr. as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Kennedy shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Joseph Kennedy Jr. usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Joseph Kennedy Jr. appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he had their best interest at heart. Because others view Kennedy as a tolerant, understanding and even wise person, they may also seek his counsel.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Joseph Kennedy Jr. which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Joseph is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Kennedy 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, Joseph Kennedy Jr. may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Joseph should avoid always looking on the dark side.
Joseph Kennedy Jr. can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Joseph that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Kennedy is around.
Joseph Kennedy Jr. 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.
Joseph has strong leadership qualities and finds it natural to take charge of his family environment. He throws himself wholeheartedly into all of his endeavors and does not like others to make demands on him, but Joseph Kennedy Jr. will willingly give of himself in most situations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Mars