approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Lanford's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Lanford Wilson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Lanford Wilson - 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 Lanford Wilson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Lanford a little better. This page describes the disguise Wilson wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Lanford Wilson meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Lanford projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Wilson is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Lanford Wilson may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Wilson is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Lanford to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Lanford Wilson feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Wilson's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Lanford Wilson it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Lanford Wilson is not a follower. Others see Lanford as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Wilson presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Lanford Wilson 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. Lanford Wilson tends to dominate in relationships and to be oblivious to others' points of view if they differ very much from Wilson's own.
Lanford Wilson has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Lanford will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Wilson can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Lanford Wilson which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Lanford is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Wilson 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, Lanford Wilson may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Lanford should avoid always looking on the dark side.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.