approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Pablo's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Pablo Picasso comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Pablo Picasso - 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 Pablo Picasso" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Pablo a little better. This page describes the disguise Picasso wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Pablo Picasso 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. Picasso 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 Pablo does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Pablo Picasso 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. Picasso will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Pablo dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Picasso admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Pablo Picasso befriends someone, Picasso 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 - Pablo expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Pablo Picasso 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.
Pablo Picasso has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Pablo always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Pablo Picasso 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 Pablo more than anything else. Pablo Picasso feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Pablo Picasso has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Pablo Picasso often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Pablo Picasso 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, Picasso may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Pablo fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Pablo Picasso is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
Pablo Picasso appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Picasso understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Pablo Picasso really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
Pablo Picasso has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Pablo coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Pablo Picasso is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Picasso seems to need others' approval first.
Others may see Pablo as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Pablo Picasso could feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Saturn