approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sir Robert's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Robert Watson-Watt comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Robert Watson-Watt - 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 Watson-Watt" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sir Robert a little better. This page describes the disguise Watt wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Robert Watson-Watt meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Sir Robert projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Watt is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Robert Watson-Watt may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Watt is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Sir Robert to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Robert Watson-Watt feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Watt's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Robert Watson-Watt it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Robert Watson-Watt is not a follower. Others see Sir Robert as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Watt presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Robert Watson-Watt appears confident and self-assured and he makes a clear, strong impression on others. He is very concerned with the impact he makes on others and with getting personal recognition, sometimes too much so. Robert Watson-Watt tends to dominate in relationships and to be oblivious to others' points of view if they differ very much from Watt's own.
Watt may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself. Moreover, he may be seriously inhibited by an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.