approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Yul's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Yul Brynner comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Yul Brynner - 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 Yul Brynner" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Yul a little better. This page describes the disguise Brynner wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Yul Brynner likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Brynner must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Yul does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Yul Brynner also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Brynner will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Yul dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Brynner admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Yul Brynner befriends someone, Brynner is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Yul expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Yul Brynner often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Yul Brynner has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Yul always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Yul Brynner also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Yul more than anything else. Yul Brynner feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
He is mentally active and restless and he likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Yul Brynner expresses himself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
Yul either projects a very glamorous image to others, or is easily taken in by those who do. There is an elusive, dreamy quality about him. Yul Brynner falls in love with images (the theater, movie stars, or other heroic, larger-than-life figures).
His emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Yul Brynner could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Brynner may wish he was not so easy to read.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Yul Brynner does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Yul's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Yul Brynner 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. Yul does his duty, expects the same from others, and has no pity for anyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Neptune Conjunct Ascendant in Leo
Moon Square Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Pluto