approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tom's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tom Hayden comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tom Hayden - 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 Tom Hayden" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tom a little better. This page describes the disguise Hayden wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Tom Hayden meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Tom projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Hayden is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Tom Hayden may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Hayden is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Tom to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Tom Hayden feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Hayden's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Tom Hayden it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Tom Hayden is not a follower. Others see Tom as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Hayden presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Tom Hayden has a mature and rather heavy, solemn demeanor, and he tends to take himself and life too seriously. He possesses a great deal of self-control, self-discipline, and a very dominant conscience. He may be dogged by feelings of personal inadequacy and inhibition. Tom Hayden seems authoritarian to others.
Tom Hayden radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Hayden when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
He is likely to acquire a very powerful position and will gain public recognition for his efforts. Tom Hayden may even achieve a degree of celebrity in his sphere and would make an excellent politician.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition MC/Pluto