Philip Seymour Hoffman
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Philip's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Philip Seymour Hoffman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Philip Seymour Hoffman - 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 Philip Seymour Hoffman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Philip a little better. This page describes the disguise Hoffman wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Philip Seymour Hoffman will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Philip has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Philip Seymour Hoffman very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Hoffman is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Philip Seymour Hoffman will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Hoffman's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Philip Seymour Hoffman appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Hoffman is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Philip possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Philip Seymour Hoffman - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Philip Seymour Hoffman does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Philip.
Others see Philip Seymour Hoffman as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Hoffman shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Philip Seymour Hoffman usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Philip Seymour Hoffman seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Philip may appear standoffish, as if he were judging them from afar.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Philip Seymour Hoffman seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Philip tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Hoffman projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Philip Seymour Hoffman generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and he may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Philip Seymour Hoffman emanates.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is quite excitable and very impatient and ready for a fight in a flash. Because of his impulsive and rash behavior, Hoffman also tends to be accident-prone. Everything Philip Seymour Hoffman does has to be done in a hurry and he expects the same of people in his surroundings.
Daring and a bit reckless, Philip Seymour Hoffman is not afraid to face danger. Philip wants to be the biggest, the best, the strongest and the most powerful! Philip Seymour Hoffman has a need to have his influence noted in many directions and a desire to rule over those in his environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Pluto