approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Adam's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Adam Petty comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Adam Petty - 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 Adam Petty" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Adam a little better. This page describes the disguise Petty wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Petty's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Adam Petty wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Adam Petty wants, Adam Petty usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Adam wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Adam Petty functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Adam Petty usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Petty approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Adam Petty also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Petty. When Adam Petty commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Adam Petty is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Adam Petty as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Adam Petty also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Adam Petty radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Petty when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Adam's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Adam Petty also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Petty needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
The way Adam Petty comes across to others, particularly at first impression, tends to conceal certain important facets of his character. Specifically, what gives Adam pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent based on Petty's outward demeanor. Adam Petty seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Trine Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.