approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Matthew's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Matt Savage comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Matt Savage - 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 Matt Savage" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Matthew a little better. This page describes the disguise Savage 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 Savage's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Matt Savage wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Matt Savage wants, Matt Savage usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Matthew 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. Matt Savage 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. Matt Savage usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Savage approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Matt Savage 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 Savage. When Matt Savage 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, Matt Savage 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 Matt Savage as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Matt Savage also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Matt Savage tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Matthew does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
His desire to love and to be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Matt Savage is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on others' approval and appreciation of him.
Matt Savage appears contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Savage may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Matthew fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Matt Savage is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
Matt Savage appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in his manner. He is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Savage is unreliable.
Matt Savage tends to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in his surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.
Matt Savage has a loving and kind-hearted personality and he loves other people. Savage can readily express his love and affection and others show their affection for Savage. Matthew probably had a safe and secure childhood and was allowed to make friendships early in life.
Matt Savage has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for Savage to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Venus Opposition Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Venus
Asc. Conjunct Moon/N. Node