approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tim's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tim Berners-Lee comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tim Berners-Lee - 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 Tim Berners-Lee" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tim a little better. This page describes the disguise Berners-Lee wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Tim Berners-Lee always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Berners-Lee will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Tim Berners-Lee has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Tim Berners-Lee also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Berners-Lee's environment is very important to Berners-Lee.
Berners-Lee steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Tim Berners-Lee tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Tim rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Tim Berners-Lee as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Berners-Lee has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Tim may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
He is assertive and bold. Tim Berners-Lee is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. Tim generally gets along better with men than with women because his approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. He can be a bit too forceful. However, Tim Berners-Lee's boldness is his calling card, and most people feels that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Tim Berners-Lee has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Berners-Lee is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
He is very sensitive to his surroundings and inclined to be easily influenced by others. Tim Berners-Lee tends to avoid confrontations, discussions or arguments for fear that he cannot stand up to them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Neptune