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 Taft comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Robert Taft - 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 Taft" 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 Taft wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Robert Taft always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Taft will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Robert Taft has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Robert Taft also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Taft's environment is very important to Taft.
Taft steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Robert Taft tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Robert rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Robert Taft as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Taft has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Robert may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Robert Taft is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Robert Taft tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Robert Taft which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Robert he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Taft sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Robert Taft may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Robert should avoid looking always on the dark side.
He is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. Robert Taft has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when he is with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Venus