Roddy McDowall's practical, realistic approach to life (described in the previous chapter), combined with his perfectionism (described below), makes for a very skilled and talented person. McDowall can excel at any task that requires skill, dedication and attention to detail. Sometimes, however, he has difficulty balancing work and pleasure, and he should avoid the tendency to vacillate between extremes of austere, hard work and laziness.
At heart Roddy McDowall is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Roddy McDowall has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, McDowall can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in a job well done. What he may lack in self-confidence Roddy McDowall often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for McDowall can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Roddy McDowall likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes McDowall. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, McDowall can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, McDowall tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-assessment and often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. Roddy has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. He is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. McDowall can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Roddy McDowall seems rather cool and self-contained, he is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. He is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is cautious, realistic and practical in his approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Roddy McDowall analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If McDowall allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Roddy McDowall's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
McDowall can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Roddy McDowall often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
He is very receptive and sensitive but has a tendency to over-idealize, making his approach to love relationships, romance or marriage somewhat unrealistic. Roddy McDowall also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving himself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
Roddy McDowall has a good relationship between his body and soul. Roddy McDowall tends to seek out the public and because of his strong personality, others will follow him. Roddy could do well in public relations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune
Sun Opposition Asc./MC