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 Claudel comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paul Claudel - 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 Claudel" 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 Claudel wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Paul Claudel 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. Claudel 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 Claudel 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. Claudel 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.
Claudel admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Paul Claudel befriends someone, Claudel 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 Claudel 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 Claudel 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 Claudel 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 Claudel feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Paul is adept and competent and has the ability to express himself well. Paul Claudel likes to be in touch with people and is eager to share his views with them. His ability to give and receive mental stimulation attracts many fruitful conversations and relationships.
Paul Claudel has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Claudel is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Paul Claudel tends to be somewhat insecure in his relationships with other people and he strives for safety and security in his life. Acquiring possessions and property is important to Paul, and he has a strong desire to make a distinguished impression on others.
Claudel strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around him, Paul Claudel spontaneously connects with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mercury
Asc. Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/N. Node