approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Omar's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Omar Rodríguez-López comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Omar Rodríguez-López - 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 Omar Rodríguez-López" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Omar a little better. This page describes the disguise López 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 López's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Omar Rodríguez-López wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Omar Rodríguez-López wants, Omar Rodríguez-López usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Omar 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. Omar Rodríguez-López 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. Omar Rodríguez-López usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. López approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Omar Rodríguez-López 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 López. When Omar Rodríguez-López 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, Omar Rodríguez-López 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 Omar Rodríguez-López as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Omar Rodríguez-López also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Omar Rodríguez-López appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Omar Rodríguez-López may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
To others, Omar Rodríguez-López appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Omar that inspired people to rely on him. López keeps his cool in most situations.
Omar Rodríguez-López comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
López also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Omar Rodríguez-López also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.