approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of William's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way William Friedkin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner William Friedkin - 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 William Friedkin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know William a little better. This page describes the disguise Friedkin 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, William Friedkin always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Friedkin will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
William Friedkin 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. William Friedkin also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Friedkin's environment is very important to Friedkin.
Friedkin 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. William Friedkin 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, William rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see William Friedkin as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Friedkin 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. William 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 mentally active and restless and he likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. William Friedkin expresses himself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
William Friedkin has a friendly, affectionate attitude towards others and a great deal of personal charm. His attractiveness is one of the first things others notice about William, and is probably something he cares a great deal about. Friedkin gets along well with people and knows how to please them. William Friedkin has a well honed sense of style and beauty.
He is assertive and bold. William Friedkin is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. William 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, William Friedkin's boldness is his calling card, and most people feel that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
He is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. William Friedkin has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when he is with others.
Daring and a bit reckless, William Friedkin is not afraid to face danger. William wants to be the biggest, the best, the strongest and the most powerful! William Friedkin has a need to have his influence noted in many directions and a desire to rule over those in his environment.
He is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of his environment. Far-sighted and prudent, William Friedkin has the ability to organize projects, and personal advancement and public success will likely to be his.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Venus Conjunct Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto