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 Rudd comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paul Rudd - 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 Rudd" 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 Rudd wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Paul Rudd 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. Rudd 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 Rudd 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. Rudd 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.
Rudd admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Paul Rudd befriends someone, Rudd 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 Rudd 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 Rudd 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 Rudd 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 Rudd feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Paul Rudd 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, Rudd 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 Rudd is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Paul Rudd 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 Rudd needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Rudd projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Paul Rudd generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and it may seem that he Paul somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Paul Rudd emanates.
Paul Rudd appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in his manner. He is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Rudd is unreliable.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.