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 Dorff comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Stephen Dorff - 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 Dorff" 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 Dorff wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Stephen Dorff will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Stephen has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Stephen Dorff very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Dorff is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Stephen Dorff will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Dorff's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Stephen Dorff appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Dorff is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Stephen possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Stephen Dorff - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Stephen Dorff does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Stephen.
Others see Stephen Dorff as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Dorff shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Stephen Dorff usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Stephen Dorff comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Dorff is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Stephen Dorff needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Stephen has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Stephen Dorff tends to lead a very harmonious life and live in peaceful surroundings. His emotions seem to play a big part in his relationships with others and Dorff bases his relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct MC/N. Node