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 Pryor comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Richard Pryor - 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 Pryor" 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 Pryor wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Richard Pryor is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Richard tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Pryor's way of dealing with problems.
Richard Pryor may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Pryor's emotional balance and well-being.
Richard Pryor is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Richard Pryor probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Pryor's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Pryor, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Pryor's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Pryor will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Richard Pryor overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Pryor's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Richard through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Pryor's more rational friends. Richard Pryor certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Richard Pryor has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Richard Pryor to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
To others, he may come across as very gentle, malleable and easily taken in. As a result, people may take advantage of Richard Pryor, especially through his pity or sympathy. If Richard seems to be continually disappointed in or deceived by others, he should try to see how his own naiveté may be a contributing factor.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Richard's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Richard Pryor also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Pryor needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
Richard Pryor comes across as unusual, highly independent, and free spirited. There is a touch of brilliance and creative genius in his demeanor. He is also restless and easily distracted, and tends to fly from one thing to another, which may leave the impression that Pryor is unreliable.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.