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 Leakey comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Richard Leakey - 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 Leakey" 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 Leakey wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Leakey's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Richard Leakey wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Richard Leakey wants, Richard Leakey usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Richard wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Richard Leakey functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Richard Leakey usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Leakey approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Richard Leakey also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Leakey. When Richard Leakey commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Richard Leakey is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Richard Leakey as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Richard Leakey also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Leakey projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Richard Leakey generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and it may seem that he Richard somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Richard Leakey emanates.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Sextile Asc.