approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Rick's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Rick Barry comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Rick Barry - 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 Rick Barry" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Rick a little better. This page describes the disguise Barry wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Rick Barry likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Barry must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Rick does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Rick Barry also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Barry will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Rick dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Barry admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Rick Barry befriends someone, Barry is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Rick expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Rick Barry often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Rick Barry has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Rick always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Rick Barry also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Rick more than anything else. Rick Barry feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Rick Barry radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. He likes himself and it shows. He expects success in life and he generally achieves it. However, Barry also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate himself, and he can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
Rick Barry radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Barry when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
The way Rick Barry comes across to others, particularly at first impression, tends to conceal certain important facets of his character. Specifically, what gives Rick pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent based on Barry's outward demeanor. Rick Barry seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
He is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of his environment. Far-sighted and prudent, Rick Barry has the ability to organize projects, and personal advancement and public success will likely to be his.
His family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to Rick's personality. Somewhat insecure, Rick Barry may feel that others restrain him. He has doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Neptune