approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Robert's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Robert Altman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Robert Altman - 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 Robert Altman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Robert a little better. This page describes the disguise Altman 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 Altman's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Robert Altman wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Robert Altman wants, Robert Altman usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Robert 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. Robert Altman 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. Robert Altman usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Altman approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Robert Altman 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 Altman. When Robert Altman 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, Robert Altman 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 Robert Altman as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Robert Altman also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Robert Altman has a great fear of losing control or letting down his guard, which prevents him from opening up to other people.
Expressing himself in an open, non-defensive way does not come easily to Altman, and at times he feels like a pressure cooker, holding a great deal of his passionate feelings and drives inside. Because he does not share his deepest self readily, Robert may begin to believe that the feelings he has are uncommon and even shameful or evil. Robert Altman tends to think the worst of himself. He projects a secretive, dark, mysterious, or "bad" image to others.
On the positive side, Robert Altman is capable of enormous discipline and serious, sustained effort in whatever area he chooses.
He may be perceived as someone who provokes conflict because Robert Altman likes to get everything out into the open and generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be marked by a great deal of competition, anger or friction as a result. Or, Altman may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into joint efforts and shared endeavor is Altman's challenge.
Robert Altman 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 Robert Altman may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
There is a certain intensity, charisma or compelling attractiveness about Robert Altman that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Moreover, Altman tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Altman projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Robert Altman generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and he may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Robert Altman emanates.
Robert Altman has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Altman is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant in Scorpio
Mars Opposition Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/N. Node