approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mike's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Mike Todd comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mike Todd - 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 Mike Todd" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mike a little better. This page describes the disguise Todd wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Mike Todd 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, Mike 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. Todd 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. Mike Todd 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.
Todd 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 Mike to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Mike Todd 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 Todd's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Mike Todd 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. Mike Todd is not a follower. Others see Mike as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Todd presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Mike Todd is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Mike Todd tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
Mike has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Mike Todd is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Todd must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
Mike Todd 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 Todd to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/N. Node