approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Teddy's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Theodore Roosevelt comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Theodore Roosevelt - 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 Theodore Roosevelt" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Teddy a little better. This page describes the disguise Roosevelt wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Theodore Roosevelt is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Theodore Roosevelt has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Roosevelt can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Theodore Roosevelt enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, Teddy never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Theodore Roosevelt has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Roosevelt may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Theodore Roosevelt responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. Teddy does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Roosevelt will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Roosevelt's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. Theodore Roosevelt becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Theodore Roosevelt tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
Theodore Roosevelt 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 Theodore Roosevelt 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.
He is somewhat erratic and constantly looking for something new. Theodore Roosevelt changes his opinions frequently and others never know what he will do next. Because Roosevelt is easily excitable and unpredictable, others may find it taxing to spend time with him.
Theodore Roosevelt tends to be extremely hard on himself and others. He may have been brought up under difficult circumstances and now feels that life is very tough. Teddy does his duty, expects the same from others, and has no pity for anyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Pluto