approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Stephen's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Stephen Fry comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Stephen Fry - 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 Stephen Fry" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Stephen a little better. This page describes the disguise Fry 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 Fry's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Stephen Fry wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Stephen Fry wants, Stephen Fry usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Stephen 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. Stephen Fry 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. Stephen Fry usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Fry approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Stephen Fry 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 Fry. When Stephen Fry 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, Stephen Fry 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 Stephen Fry as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Stephen Fry also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Stephen Fry seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Stephen Fry has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Stephen Fry has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
Stephen Fry can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Stephen that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Fry is around.
Stephen has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Stephen's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.