approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dale's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dale Earnhardt comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dale Earnhardt - 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 Dale Earnhardt" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dale a little better. This page describes the disguise Earnhardt wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Dale Earnhardt 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. Earnhardt 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 Dale does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Dale Earnhardt 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. Earnhardt will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Dale dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Earnhardt admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Dale Earnhardt befriends someone, Earnhardt 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 - Dale expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Dale Earnhardt 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.
Dale Earnhardt has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Dale always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Dale Earnhardt 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 Dale more than anything else. Dale Earnhardt feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Dale learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Dale Earnhardt seems childish and needy. When he is in smoother waters, he appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in other people.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Dale's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Dale Earnhardt also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Earnhardt needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
He is very sensitive to his surroundings and inclined to be easily influenced by others. Dale Earnhardt tends to avoid confrontations, discussions or arguments for fear that he cannot stand up to them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Neptune