approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dana's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dana Barros comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dana Barros - 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 Dana Barros" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dana a little better. This page describes the disguise Barros wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Dana Barros appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Dana has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Barros tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Barros.
Barros approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Dana Barros is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Dana's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Dana and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Dana Barros empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Dana Barros is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Dana Barros communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Dana never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Dana Barros seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Dana tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Dana Barros comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Barros may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Dana is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Dana Barros' confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Dana Barros is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Dana radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Dana has an open and cheerful manner and attracts attention because of his good taste in clothing, hairstyle and general appearance. Dana has the ability to create a harmonious environment and relationships and he is happy and confident in the company of others.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Dana Barros of a position of leadership. He is likely to be successful and his efforts will be recognized by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Mars/MC