Charles de Gaulle
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Charles' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Charles de Gaulle comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Charles de Gaulle - 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 Charles de Gaulle" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Charles a little better. This page describes the disguise de Gaulle wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Charles de Gaulle will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Charles has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Charles de Gaulle very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, de Gaulle is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Charles de Gaulle will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes de Gaulle's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Charles de Gaulle appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that de Gaulle is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Charles possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Charles de Gaulle - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Charles de Gaulle does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Charles.
Others see Charles de Gaulle as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face de Gaulle shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Charles de Gaulle usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Charles de Gaulle has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Charles coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Charles de Gaulle is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. de Gaulle seems to need others' approval first.
Others may see Charles as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Charles de Gaulle could feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Saturn