approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Pierre's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Pierre Trudeau comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Pierre Trudeau - 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 Pierre Trudeau" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Pierre a little better. This page describes the disguise Trudeau 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, Pierre Trudeau 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. Pierre has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Pierre Trudeau very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Trudeau is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Pierre Trudeau will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Trudeau'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. Pierre Trudeau 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 Trudeau is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Pierre 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 Pierre Trudeau - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Pierre Trudeau 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 Pierre.
Others see Pierre Trudeau as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Trudeau 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 Pierre Trudeau usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Pierre Trudeau appears confident and self-assured and he makes a definite impression on other people: He cannot be ignored. Personal recognition and acclaim for Trudeau's creative efforts is very, very important to Trudeau. While Pierre wants to be a sweetheart or a "nice guy", Pierre Trudeau will often find himself in leadership positions in which he needs to confront people or assert his authority decisively.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Pierre Trudeau makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets on a day to day level is rather easy for Trudeau. Pierre Trudeau appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Pierre Trudeau has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Trudeau is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/N. Node