Robert Downey Jr.
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 Downey Jr. comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Robert Downey Jr. - 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 Downey Jr." 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 Downey wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Robert Downey Jr. 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. Downey 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 Robert does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Robert Downey Jr. 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. Downey will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Robert dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Downey admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Robert Downey Jr. befriends someone, Downey 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 - Robert expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Robert Downey Jr. 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.
Robert Downey Jr. has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Robert always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Robert Downey Jr. 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 Robert more than anything else. Robert Downey Jr. feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Robert Downey Jr. radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Downey when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Robert has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Robert Downey Jr. is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Downey must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
Downey may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself, and an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line is apt to inhibit Robert quite a bit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Trine Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.