Paul Thomas Anderson
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 Thomas Anderson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paul Thomas Anderson - 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 Thomas Anderson" 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 Anderson 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 Thomas Anderson always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Anderson will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Paul Thomas Anderson 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 Thomas Anderson also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Anderson's environment is very important to Anderson.
Anderson 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 Thomas Anderson 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 Thomas Anderson as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Anderson 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.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Paul Thomas Anderson tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Paul does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Paul Thomas Anderson seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Paul tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
To others, Paul Thomas Anderson appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Paul that inspired people to rely on him. Anderson keeps his cool in most situations.
Paul Thomas Anderson has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for Anderson to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Paul lacks the vitality to do so. Paul Thomas Anderson tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining himself too much. Quite often, though, his plans just seem to hang in the air.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Neptune