approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Kris' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Kris Kristofferson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Kris Kristofferson - 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 Kris Kristofferson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Kris a little better. This page describes the disguise Kristofferson 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 Kristofferson's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Kris Kristofferson wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Kris Kristofferson wants, Kris Kristofferson usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Kris 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. Kris Kristofferson 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. Kris Kristofferson usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Kristofferson approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Kris Kristofferson 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 Kristofferson. When Kris Kristofferson 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, Kris Kristofferson 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 Kris Kristofferson as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Kris Kristofferson also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Kristofferson may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Kris Kristofferson is always a bit off center.
Kris Kristofferson also comes across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
Kris Kristofferson 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.
The initial impression Kristofferson makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Kris thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Kris Kristofferson may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems as though he does not stand behind it as vigorously as he would like. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Kris Kristofferson tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
Others may see Kris as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Kris Kristofferson may feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
He is able to control his feelings and conduct himself in a very proper manner. Because of his inner shyness, Kris Kristofferson tends to separate himself from others and gives the impression that he does not want to be talked to.
Kris Kristofferson tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and he may feel that he has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by his surroundings. Kristofferson is likely to feel hemmed in and considers dealing with others quite burdensome.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Venus/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Mars/Saturn