approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Martin's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Martin Lawrence comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Martin Lawrence - 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 Martin Lawrence" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Martin a little better. This page describes the disguise Lawrence wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Martin Lawrence 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. Lawrence 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 Martin does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Martin Lawrence 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. Lawrence will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Martin dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Lawrence admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Martin Lawrence befriends someone, Lawrence 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 - Martin expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Martin Lawrence 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.
Martin Lawrence has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Martin always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Martin Lawrence 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 Martin more than anything else. Martin Lawrence feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Martin's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Martin Lawrence also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Lawrence needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
It could be hard for Martin Lawrence to hold his ground and he may be taken advantage of easily. Lawrence displays little strength or force to others and may be quick to resign, despite having many longings, hopes, and wishes for the future.
Martin Lawrence seems to enjoy projecting himself differently to others than he really is, giving them a false impression of himself. He is inclined to associate with odd and peculiar people and is likely to have very strange romantic relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Venus/Neptune