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 Stookey comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paul Stookey - 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 Stookey" 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 Stookey wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Paul Stookey appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Paul has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Stookey tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Stookey.
Stookey approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Paul Stookey is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Paul's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Paul and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Paul Stookey empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Paul Stookey is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Paul Stookey communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Paul never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Paul Stookey tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around him, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
In significant ways, Stookey's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Paul Stookey may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Paul Stookey is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
Paul Stookey has a radiant, winning personality and others see him as a person used to achieving success. , Paul Stookey is broadminded and is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. He is helpful and tolerant as long as his moral and ethical standards are respected.
Paul has good organization skills and he knows how to arrange everything skillfully. Happy in teamwork and adept at negotiating, he can lead successful business meetings. Paul Stookey can easily obtain all the information he needs in order to make the best deal.
Paul Stookey believes in good fellowship or comradeship and cultivates an active social life. His relationships tend to be very harmonious and his participation in group efforts is carried out with vigorous and energetic cooperation.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Mars/N. Node