approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Matthew's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Matthew Perry comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Matthew Perry - 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 Matthew Perry" 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 Perry wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Matthew Perry 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. Perry 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 Matthew does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Matthew Perry 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. Perry will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Matthew dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Perry admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Matthew Perry befriends someone, Perry 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 - Matthew expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Matthew Perry 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.
Matthew Perry has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Matthew always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Matthew Perry 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 Matthew more than anything else. Matthew Perry feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
His emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Matthew Perry could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Perry may wish he was not so easy to read.
Matthew Perry 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, Perry 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, Matthew Perry is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Matthew Perry is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Matthew radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Matthew Perry seems to float between the worlds and prefers to live in a world of illusion rather than reality. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and Matthew Perry should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC