approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Marc's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Marc Platt comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Marc Platt - 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 Marc Platt" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Marc a little better. This page describes the disguise Platt wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Marc Platt likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Platt must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Marc does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Marc Platt also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Platt will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Marc dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Platt admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Marc Platt befriends someone, Platt is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Marc expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Marc Platt often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Marc Platt has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Marc always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Marc Platt also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Marc more than anything else. Marc Platt feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Marc Platt identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever he wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see Marc Platt as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
Marc Platt is extremely sensitive to all the impressions and energies around him and at times can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Marc Platt tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of appearing to become the people or person he is with the most.
Platt's intellect and emotions are well balanced. Marc has the ability to manage his feelings superbly and has a cautious, adaptable and open way about him. Marc Platt likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
He is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on his environment. Marc Platt is able to work well with others in a team environment and advantages through other people may come to him frequently.
Marc Platt tends to lead a very harmonious life and live in peaceful surroundings. His emotions seem to play a big part in his relationships with others and Platt bases his relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition MC/N. Node