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 Bern comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paul Bern - 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 Bern" 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 Bern wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Paul Bern is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Bern sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Paul's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Paul Bern himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Paul Bern is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Paul Bern is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Bern probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Bern's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Paul Bern as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Paul does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Paul Bern is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Paul Bern is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Paul Bern needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Bern's work or outside social activities.
Paul Bern 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 Paul Bern may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Paul Bern is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Paul radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Paul Bern feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, and he is always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
Bern's intellect and emotions are well balanced. Paul has the ability to manage his feelings superbly and has a cautious, adaptable and open way about him. Paul Bern likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Moon
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Mercury