approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Paul's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Paul Banks comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paul Banks - 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 Paul Banks" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Paul a little better. This page describes the disguise Banks wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Paul Banks 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. Banks 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 Paul does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Paul Banks 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. Banks will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Paul dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Banks admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Paul Banks befriends someone, Banks 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 - Paul expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Paul Banks 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.
Paul Banks has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Paul always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Paul Banks 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 Paul more than anything else. Paul Banks 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 distinct from the face the world generally sees, Paul Banks has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Paul Banks often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
Paul Banks comes across as quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes he appears to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. Banks tends to be restless, excitable and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Paul's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Paul Banks also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Banks needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Paul Banks which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Paul is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Paul Banks needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Paul has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Paul's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Paul Banks tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and he may feel that he has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by his surroundings. Banks is likely to feel hemmed in and considers dealing with others quite burdensome.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Saturn