approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Richard's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Richard Roxburgh comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Richard Roxburgh - 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 Richard Roxburgh" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Richard a little better. This page describes the disguise Roxburgh wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Richard Roxburgh meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Richard projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Roxburgh is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Richard Roxburgh may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Roxburgh is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Richard to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Richard Roxburgh feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Roxburgh's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Richard Roxburgh it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Richard Roxburgh is not a follower. Others see Richard as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Roxburgh presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Richard Roxburgh has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Richard Roxburgh often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
Richard Roxburgh appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Richard Roxburgh may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Richard into trouble. Richard Roxburgh tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Richard Roxburgh needs to moderate his temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
Richard Roxburgh has a tendency to react violently to the influence of his surroundings and to throw himself headlong into everything he does, suffering the consequences later on. Until Richard learns to alter his conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in his relationships.
He is very sensitive to his surroundings and inclined to be easily influenced by others. Richard Roxburgh tends to avoid confrontations, discussions or arguments for fear that he cannot stand up to them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Uranus/Neptune