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 Bettany comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paul Bettany - 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 Bettany" 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 Bettany wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Paul Bettany always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Bettany will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Paul Bettany has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Paul Bettany also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Bettany's environment is very important to Bettany.
Bettany steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Paul Bettany tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Paul rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Paul Bettany as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Bettany has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Paul may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Paul Bettany 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, Paul Bettany often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Paul Bettany has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Paul will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Bettany can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Paul Bettany 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, Bettany may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Paul fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Paul Bettany is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
Paul Bettany 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 Paul Bettany 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.